Research – definition of research

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Definition of research ‘Research is a systematic process of discovery and advancement of human knowledge’ (Gratton & Jones, 2009, p.4). According to Theodorson and Theodorson (1969) research refers to any honest attempt to study a problem systematically or to add to man’s knowledge of a problem. Based on the definitions above, there are few characteristics of research. Firstly, research is a systematic (stage by stage) process. Researchers must follow an appropriate process in order to conduct research which is valid. Secondly, any research is to study a problem. What is […]