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Research Methods in
Public Administration
Course Code: PADM3091
Cr. Hrs.: 3 ECTS:5
Chapter 1
Research: definitions, types, ethics
and process
1.1 Definitions of research
Merriam-Webster Dictionary definitions of research
 the collecting of information about a particular subject
 careful or diligent search
Merriam-Webster Dictionary definitions of research
studious inquiry or examination especially: investigation or
experimentation aimed at the discovery and interpretation
of facts, revision of accepted theories or laws in the light
of new facts, or practical application of such new or
revised theories or laws
1.1 Definitions of research
Definitions by University Of Kashmir, South
Campus, nd)
 Finding answers to intellectual and practical
questions through application of systematic
methods.
 Systematically exploring the unknown.
1.1 Definitions of research
 an original contribution to the existing body of
knowledge
 the search for knowledge through objective and
systematic methods
1.1 Definitions of research
A comprehensive definition of research by Abiy
Zegeye et al. (2009)
 ... human activity based on intellectual
application in the investigation of matter.
 ... the systematic process of collecting and
analyzing information to increase our
understanding of the phenomenon under study.
1.1 Definitions of research
 ... the function of the researcher to contribute to
the understanding of the phenomenon and to
communicate that understanding to others.
 A systematic, controlled, empirical and critical
investigation of natural, behavioral and social
phenomena.
1.1 Definitions of research
Kumar (2011) defines research as
 ... examining critically the various aspects of
your day-to-day professional work;
understanding and formulating guiding
principles that govern a particular procedure;
1.1 Definitions of research
Kumar (2011)
 developing and testing new theories that
contribute to the advancement of your practice
and profession.
1.1 Definitions of research
Kumar (2011)
 ... questioning what you do, and a systematic
examination of clinical observations to explain
and find answers for what you perceive, with a
view to instituting appropriate changes for a
more effective professional service.
1.1 Definitions of research

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Research Methods ONE.ppt of course public administiretion

  • 1. Research Methods in Public Administration Course Code: PADM3091 Cr. Hrs.: 3 ECTS:5
  • 2. Chapter 1 Research: definitions, types, ethics and process 1.1 Definitions of research Merriam-Webster Dictionary definitions of research  the collecting of information about a particular subject  careful or diligent search
  • 3. Merriam-Webster Dictionary definitions of research studious inquiry or examination especially: investigation or experimentation aimed at the discovery and interpretation of facts, revision of accepted theories or laws in the light of new facts, or practical application of such new or revised theories or laws 1.1 Definitions of research
  • 4. Definitions by University Of Kashmir, South Campus, nd)  Finding answers to intellectual and practical questions through application of systematic methods.  Systematically exploring the unknown. 1.1 Definitions of research
  • 5.  an original contribution to the existing body of knowledge  the search for knowledge through objective and systematic methods 1.1 Definitions of research
  • 6. A comprehensive definition of research by Abiy Zegeye et al. (2009)  ... human activity based on intellectual application in the investigation of matter.  ... the systematic process of collecting and analyzing information to increase our understanding of the phenomenon under study. 1.1 Definitions of research
  • 7.  ... the function of the researcher to contribute to the understanding of the phenomenon and to communicate that understanding to others.  A systematic, controlled, empirical and critical investigation of natural, behavioral and social phenomena. 1.1 Definitions of research
  • 8. Kumar (2011) defines research as  ... examining critically the various aspects of your day-to-day professional work; understanding and formulating guiding principles that govern a particular procedure; 1.1 Definitions of research
  • 9. Kumar (2011)  developing and testing new theories that contribute to the advancement of your practice and profession. 1.1 Definitions of research
  • 10. Kumar (2011)  ... questioning what you do, and a systematic examination of clinical observations to explain and find answers for what you perceive, with a view to instituting appropriate changes for a more effective professional service. 1.1 Definitions of research