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What Is RESEARCH

Presented By: Anam Nawaz Cheema


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What Is research?
Re-search
Areportorreview, not designed to create new information or insight but to collate and synthesize existing information. Asummary of the past.

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Goals Of research

establishing facts, analyzing information, and reaching new conclusions.

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Definitions of Research.

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Definition 1
JOHN W. BEST. Research is considered to be the more formal, systematic, intensive, process of carrying on the scientific methods of analysis. It involves a more systematic structure of investigation, usually resulting in some sort of formal record of procedures and a report of results and conclusions.
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Definition 2
P.M. Cook. "Research is an honest, exhaustive, intelligent searching for facts and their meaning or implications with reference to a given problem. The product of finding of a given piece of research should be an authentic verifiable and contribution to knowledge in the field studied."
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Definition 3
Oxford Concise Dictionary
Research. 1.a. the systematic investigation into and study of materials, sources, etc, in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions. b. an endeavour to discover new or collate old facts etc by the scientific study of a subject or by a course of critical investigation.

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Research is a process of investigation. An examination of a subject from different points of view. Its not just a trip to the library to pick up a stack of materials, or picking the first five hits from a computer search. Research is a hunt for the truth. It is getting to know a subject by reading up on it, reflecting, playing with the ideas, choosing the areas that interest you and following up on them. Research is the way you educate yourself.
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Qualities of a good research


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Purpose / objective clearly defined. Adequate analysis of data with appropriate method of analysis. Carefully checked data for validity and reliability. Conclusion confined to those justified by the data. Confidence , experience , honesty & integrity of researcher. Limitation revealed. High ethical standard applied
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Types of research
Descriptive vs. Analytical Conceptual vs. Empirical Applied vs. Fundamental Quantitative vs. Qualitative Other Researches

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Steps in conducting research


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Identification of research problem Literature review Specifying the purpose of research Data collection Analyzing and interpreting the data Reporting and evaluating research

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References
http://www.wsu.edu/~taflinge/research.html http://www.okstate.edu/ag/agedcm4h/academic/aged5980a/5 980/newpage2.htm http://allpsych.com/researchmethods/introduction.html http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index? qid=20120128215157AAKrS1L http://www.thefreedictionary.com/research

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Thank You..

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