ANSWERS TO RESEARCH METHODOLOGY EXAMINATION QUESTIONS
REGINALD E.YAWSON (REGINALD271)
PLEASE DESCRIBE, IN YOUR OWN TERMS, THE SEVEN STEPS OF OUR RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND ILLUSTRATE YOUR DESCRIPTION BY A REAL EXAMPLE TAKEN FROM THE READINGS OR OTHER SOURCES. (AT LEAST 5 PAGES)
The word”research” is used to cover a broad spectrum of significance. On one hand, the word connotes the finding of an item of information or the making of notes and the writing of a documented paper. On the other hand, it is used for the act of informing oneself about what one does not know, or going through available sources to retrieve required information.
Research is the systematic process of collecting and analyzing information to increase understanding of a particular phenomenon under review. Researchers are required to contribute to the understanding of the phenomenon and to communicate that understanding to the general public. Research has also been defined by wikipidia as human activity based on intellectual application in the investigation of matters. The primary purpose for applied research is discovering, interpreting, and the development of methods and systems for the advancement of human knowledge on a wide variety of scientific matters of our world. In every research area or subject, knowledge is incomplete and problems are waiting to be solved. The vacuum in our knowledge and those unresolved problems are addressed by asking relevant questions and seeking answers to them. The role of research is to provide a means to obtaining those answers by studying the evidence within the parameters of the scientific method. The general public is unaware of the daily activities of researchers, nor of the important contributions researchers make to our comfort and general welfare; we sometimes regard them as esoteric individuals with secluded lives in laboratories, in libraries and within the confines of an academic environment.
The importance of research may vary...