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Theres No Hope of Doing Perfect Research

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There is no hope of doing perfect research (griffiths, 1998, p97). Do you agree?

The question to be debate is whether I agree or not to the famous quote by Griffiths that goes “There is no hope of doing perfect research”, and my response to that would be in total agreement to the quote. Research as we all understand is not the end of the journey of discovery or invention but rather it’s the beginning of a new horizon to be searched, studied and examined to improve the original concept. It does not necessarily mean that the original discovery or invention was wrong or incorrect but it might need to be more explored. It has been seen several times that later researches regarding an invention have resulted in newer and better functionality ,examples of this can be seen all around us in form of much more powerful and interactive devices originated from a basic invention/discovery. TVs that were originally tubes with vacuum seals and black and white evolved into today’s digital flat screen, plasma, with High definition with millions of colour pixels. Rotary phones evolved into digital and now portable cell phones. No body could imagine some years ago that telegrams or postal services will be transformed into a digital scenario where the messages could be delivered in a fraction of second. This suggests that research is an ongoing process of discovering and improving a certain concept with the help of newer technologies, newer associated laws/studies and the surrounding environment. (Higgins) This phenomenon can be exemplified from history of light bulb. The invention of light bulb is generally associated with Thomas Edison, it might not be very known that Edison was not the only scientist researching on a lamp and Sir Joseph Swan in England invented a lamp too during the same time. Moreover Edison studied and tested that lamp to produce a better version of the same. The improved version of Sir Swan’s lamp was feasible to be used in everyday life. Edison then...