"There is no hope doing perfect research." (Griffiths, 1998, P97). Do You Agree?
1Test for WritersDeveloped by: Pamela M. Veroy RN, MANUpdated: June 20, 2012 There Is No Hope Of Doing Perfect Research (Griffiths, 1998, P97). Do You Agree? This statement made from Griffiths sounds very disappointing and uninspiring in mypart. It only implies that no researchers ever succeeded in their quest for answers. Does it meanthat every research works always left traces of flaws and errors? If that is the case, we justdisregarded highly respected scientists who had given great contribution in the entire humanity.This, I definitely disagree! So the question is, when it will be a particular research study become perfect? How longcan we find ultimate answers if we believe that every research findings are always a subject forquestions of doubts and not given confidence by human race? Then, are we still into trial anderror expedition? Definitely not! We already enjoyed the benefits brought about by manydiscoveries and inventions in the field of engineering, medicine, economics and the rest of otherfield of disciplines. We use it, ride on it, eat on it, wear on it, even sleep on it in everyday living;and that is undeniable truth. Now let us go back to the history where many scientists done perfect research. Oneexample is Leonardo da Vinci whom was known as the greatest inventor and designer ofinfrastructures such as buildings, bridges and even machineries use for wars (Burande, 2011).His creation was considered advance, so unique and excellent because nobody could do suchinventions like he did at that time and therefore, his research work was perfect during his era.Galileo on the other hand, was the first person to discover that the Earth is revolving around theSun and able to provide evidence or proof by using his telescope (Burande, 2011). His discovery
2is factual and always will be. Now, is there anyone in this world put a doubt on his discovery?We have already built more than a hundred times bigger and better telescope and also satellitesbut nothing had change on Galileo’s discovery. His research work is perfect. Another accordingto Burande (2011) is Thomas Graham, if without his ingenious technique and development by“separating crystalloids from colloids” called “dialysis” that cleanses human blood; there will bemillions of people died until now. Now let me diverse discussion to the famous inventors and scientist who won the NobelPrize due to their great contributions in research. Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen discovered X-raysand won Nobel Prize on it (nobleprize.org, 2012). Starting from his excellent creation asreference, follows the evolution to a much sophisticated inventions such as MRI, CT Scan,Ultrasounds and many others that contributed a lot to healthcare services in diagnosing differenttypes of ailments. This will never be realized and not been possible if without Rontgen’s first X-ray machine and it is because he perfected his research. In addition, many pathologic organismsdiscovered and named such as “diphtheria, typhoid, pneumonia, gonorrhea, cerebral meningitis,leprosy, tetanus…” and many more because of the pure culture methods developed by RobertKoch and who founded bacteria called Mycobacterium bacilli that causes tuberculosis(nobleprize.org, 2012). Because of his tremendous discoveries, new antibiotic drugs such aspenicillin evolved for treatment of these identified diseases. They are just a few among the many Scientists who face great responsibility and riskthemselves from their pursuit for new knowledge. They stand-out for it by all means against allpainstaking critics they had engaged in and putting a high conviction in order to serve its gooddeeds beyond their life and even beyond our generations. This is the greatest sacrifice they hadever made. Now, do you agree that these research studies not perfect?
3 In research process, every committed error encountered even considered a new discoveryand a reference value; without these the study will never come-up to become perfect. But again, Icould even hardly call it an “error” but a “missing link” in the experiment. The application ofprinciples, theories, rulings, ethics, scientific and statistical formulas in the study and divert intoa realistic and tangible perspective resulting to new ideas and discoveries brings forth intoperfection; a “masterpiece”. Recent researchers are giving high respect and faith to theachievements of research studies in the past. Each version of research works created a dominoeffect to the next generation, in the process of doing innovations and synthesizing previousfindings. They made it as vital basis for the continuity of search of new knowledge. Thereforeevery research works done are all unique and original that we could not find one to comparewith, and that made it as perfect research. Try to consider this; every new generation coming into existence set varying criteria baseupon their subjective needs and standard. People shift their interest, due to the un-ending craveand discontentment in life and this is why people have a tendency to disregards things no longerapplicable or needed. We tend to find flaws and criticize of the things, situation or systembecause we lose reliance on it and no longer fit in our lifestyle then find other means or kind. It isbecause we are continuously evolving and changing. And all these factors may sometimes leadto the expedition imperfect in the long run. It is unfair to mark any previous research works done as obsolete and no longer useful oracceptable and labeled it as “not perfect”. There are hope in doing research to become perfect initself; when it accomplish and serve to its aim or objectives on that particular situation, place andtime. When it provides answers to its queries until when the future could foretell and change it,but that is just a hypothetical issue.