DEFINITION OF RESEARCH, CHARACTERISTICS, AND PURPOSE

Research is one discipline that students find abstract. To research means to re-search, this clearly shows that there is repetition of search. The question we need to ask ourselves is, what are we searching in research? We are searching for knowledge. Why are we searching for knowledge? Because in the society, there are problems, there were problems and they will always be problems. Therefore, we need to find answers to these problems. This lesson will introduce you to the discipline of research. In this lecture, we are going to define research as search for knowledge. We shall also be asking ourselves, why is research scientific, systematic and objective? Once we explain the three concepts, we shall then discuss the characteristics of scientific research. Finally, we shall ask ourselves, is research a process in futility? This will lead us to the three main purpose of research as explore, describe and explain

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