Concept Of RESEARCH
SACRED HEART DEGREE COLLEGE
Research refers to “a search for knowledge”.
Scientific and systematic search for getting information on a
Dictionary mean “ a careful investigation on inquiry specially
through search for new fact in any branch of knowledge”.
REDMAN AND MORY – “A systematized effort to gain new
Types of RESEARCH
Descriptive vs. Analytical
Applied vs. Fundamental
Quantitative vs. Qualitative
Conceptual vs. Empirical
Some other types of research
Objective of RESEARCH
To gain familiarity with the topic or to achieve new insights
To portray accurately the characterstics of a particular
individual, situation or a group. (descriptive )
To determine the frequency with which something occur or with
which it is associated with something else.(diagonstic)
To test a hypothesis of a casual relationship between
variables.(hypothesis – testing )
Motivation in RESEARCH
face challenges in solving the unsolved
get joy of doing some creative work.
be of service of society.
Significance of RESEARCH
“All progress is born of inquiry. Doubt is often better than
overconfidence, for it lead to inquiry, and inquiry lead to
The main importance of research is to produce knowledge that
can be applied outside a research setting. Research also forms
the foundation of program development and policies everywhere
around the universe. It also solves particular existing problems