How can we define Research?

How can we define Research?

How we define Research?

Research has much important in every discipline that’s while I studied about what is research and how much important research? In this discussion we just focus on some basic aspects that are:

  1. What is definition of research?
  2. Importance of research
  3. Importance specially in field of psychologyresearch-information-system

So let start with more basic that what is definition of research. When we enter in search engine word research then many definition come on screen, here we discuss only few but try to conclude a best definition. After that we also discuss influence of research on our world. How research play vital role in our life then we go more specify and try to understand role of research in field of Psychology. In this sitting also discuss about the historical context of research in field of psychology. At the end portion we understand and try to provide a simple guideline to make good researcher for a simple student.

Definition of Research:

            There are many difinition related to research but here few discuss:

According to Babbie, 1998:

Research is a systematic inquiry to describe, explain, predict and control the observed phenomenon. Research involves inductive and deductive methods

According to Gall, Borg and Gall (1996):

Four types of knowledge that research contributed to education as follows:

  1. Description
  2. Prediction
  • Improvement
  1. Explanation

According to College San Meto Library:

research is searching for and gathering information, usually to answer a particular question or problem.

According to Martyn Shuttleworth:

“In the broadest sense of the word, the definition of research includes any gathering of data, information and facts for the advancement of knowledge.

According to Creswell:

“Research is a process of steps used to collect and analyze information to increase our understanding of a topic or issue”. It consists of three steps: Pose a question, collect data to answer the question, and present an answer to the question

In the conext of above defination, we assume that “ research is a proccess which we investigate and crtical work in a systamatic way to try answer the problem solving and in this process we also explore the new phonoma or may b enhancing privous information or validate the proviious knowledge.

Influence of research on Psychology?

Role of research is also very important in field of psychology. Research provide guide to understand what people think, how they feel in different situtions, how they act in that circustances. It also provide help to catagries psychological disorder and their symptoms and impact of on the society. It also help us to unerstand itimate relationship, education, development, family, friends and religious effect us and our society.

In fact, we says that research in psychology used for the following:

  • Study the behavior of people and effect on our socity
  • Provide understanding related psychological disorder and their symptoms
  • Help us to develop tools to measure specific psychologic Phonmona.
  • Help us to develop treatment approaches to improve mental health.
  • Provide a proper information related to developmental phase of human
  • Provide a understanding about relationship between two varibales.
  • Provide help to answer the problem.

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