Source- G. Benoit Associate Professor Simmons College, GSLIS
What is not research• Going to the library to look up something (e.g., a literature search)• Finding facts to prove something• “information gathering”• Searching for data when writing an essay
For exampleA FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES STUDENTPROPOSED CREATING ADOCUMENTARY FILM TO TELL THESTORIES OFSTREET CHILD WORK. THE PURPOSE OFTHE FILM WAS TO ESTABLISH ASENSE OF URGENCY TO HELP THESECHILDREN.
RESEARCH Research is the process of finding solutions to a problemafter through study and analysis of the situational factors. SOURCE http www usg edu galileo skills unit01 infoage01_03 phtml
Importance of research• Discovery and creation of knowledge• Investigation of a problem for local decision making• Give new something to society• Correct or verify knowledge• Find out the truth which is hidden• Generalizations of new theories
Descriptive research is also called StatisticalResearch. The main goal of this type of researchis to describe the data and characteristics aboutwhat is being studied. The idea behind this typeof research is to study frequencies, averages, andother statistical calculations.