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FOUNDATION IN THE STUDY OF RESEARCH

Meaning and Nature of Research Mans Search for Truth Characteristics of the Research in Education

MEANING AND NATURE


Research is indispensable in any field of human endeavor. (Mouly) Research is simply refers to the process of arriving at dependable solutions to problems through the planned and systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of data. Research is a very important tool for advancing knowledge, for promoting progress, and for enabling man to relate more effectively to his environment.

MEANING AND NATURE (cont.)


In social science, research is restricted to activities designed to promote the development of a science behavior. (De Jesus and associates) Research as that process that aims to bridge the gap between what man thinks is happening and what is really happening.

MEANING AND NATURE (cont.)


(Good and Scates)Describe research as a way of progress. Advances in science and technology make research indispensable. Research was born out of mans problems. Research is defined as the scientific investigationof phenomenawhich includes collection, presentation, analysis and interpretation of facts that links an individuals speculation with reality.

MANs SEARCH FOR TRUTH


the greatest invention of the
nineteenth century was the invention of the method of invention. Alfred North Whitehead

MANs SEARCH FOR TRUTH(cont.)


Man has always been in continuous search for truth, or if not, for meaning. Experience Reasoning Experimentation

MANs SEARCH FOR TRUTH(cont.) EXPERIENCE


-most primitive yet the most fundamental source of solution to mans problems. -has very definite limitations in the discovery of truth.

MANs SEARCH FOR TRUTH(cont.) REASONING


-more sophisticated approach in searching for truth. -its limitations must also be clearly recognized. Errors can also result from violation of the rules of logic.

MANs SEARCH FOR TRUTH(cont.) EXPERIMENTATION


-must scientifically sophisticated means by which man seeks to discover truth. -consist of isolating the effects of the operation of a given factor by assigning to groups that are equal in all aspects.

CHARACTERISTICS OF RESEARCH IN EDUCATION (John W. Best)


Involves gathering new data or using existing data for a new purpose from primary or firsthand sources. Research is directed toward the solution to a problem. It is more often characterized by carefully designed procedures that are always applying rigorous logical analysis.

CHARACTERISTICS OF RESEARCH IN EDUCATION (John W. Best) cont.


Places emphasis upon the development of sound theories or upon the discoveries of general principles that will be helpful in predicting future occurrences. Requires expertise. Involves accurate observation and description. Logical and objective.

CHARACTERISTICS OF RESEARCH IN EDUCATION (John W. Best) cont.


Characterized by patient and unhurried. Requires courage. Carefully recorded and reported.

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