Meaning and objectives of Research

The term, itself, suggests that we are searching "something" which is there but remains unknown to us. Research stands for 'Re' means 'again' and 'search' meaning " to find". So, research means to find out something new in the topic already existed.

It is a quest taken for finding new information about the things we already know.

It is a scientific inquire and has to be systematic, for searching important information on a specific topic.

It can also be refereed to as a " Voyage of discovery". By and large, it is an academic activity but has implications for real-time situations such as policy making.

Research is a process of steps used to collect and analyze information to increase our understanding of a topic (or) issue. 

According to Cook, research is an acronym of the following

R = Rational way of thinking 

E = Expert and exhaustive treatment 

S = search and solution

E = Exactness 

A = Analysis 

R = Relationship of facts 

C = Critical observation, careful planning, constructive attitude and condensed generalization.

H = Honest and hardworking

Objectives of Research 

The main purpose of research is to discover answers to questions through scientific procedures.

  • Gain familiarity with a new phenomenon or developing new insight into a phenomenon
  • Reviews and synthesize the existing knowledge 
  • Investigate some existing situation or problem
  • Offer solutions to a problem 
  • Explore and analyze more general issues 
  • construct or create a new procedure or system
  • Generate new knowledge 
  • Research should be highly focused and feasible 
  • Research makes accurate use of concepts 
  • Research is dome to find out the hidden truth 


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