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Research Methodology

Research Methodology
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Author(s): Swati C. Jagdale (MAEER's Maharashtra Institute of Pharmacy, India), Rahul U. Hude (MAEER's Maharashtra Institute of Pharmacy, India) and Aniruddha R. Chabukswar (MAEER's Maharashtra Institute of Pharmacy, India)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 12
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch586


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Research is a logical and systematic approach to investigate or finding solutions to scientific and social problems. The research is primarily carried out to discover new facts, to verify and test important facts, to analyze an event or process. Research is carried out with the help of study, experiment, observation, analysis, comparison and reasoning. Research is important both in scientific and nonscientific fields. There are two types of research basic and applied. Basic research is an investigation on basic principles and reasons for occurrence of a particular event or process or phenomenon. Applied research one solves certain problems employing well known and accepted theories and principles. Research process carried out through series of steps. Research methods are the various procedures, schemes and algorithms used in research. Research methodology is a systematic way to solve a problem. It is a science of studying how research is to be carried out.

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