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Ewfcawvc adxResearch Defined: Research comes from the middle French word “researché”, which means “the act of searching closely.” “Research” is a combination of the prefix ‘re-’, which means “again”, and the word ‘search’, which means “to look for.” Research is the process of looking for information once again.gvfwzxv v Its main objective is to answer and acquire new information, whether to solve a problem or to shed a light on a confusing facts. Research and Science: Science is a conceptualized as a procedural and systematic approach in gaining new knowledge by making thorough observations and using controlled and precise methods. Scientific methods in Research: Knowledge that came from research dwx vcxdawv gthat employs method is characterized by the vdsvdsfollowing elements: Empirical Approach – knowledge is gained through direct observations and experiment. Observation – your awareness of your environment constitutes your ideas. Question – knowledge comes from inquiries that are answerable. Questions must be answered through scientific investigations and must generate tangible proof. Hypotheses – An educated guess, or hypothesis, is an attempt to explain a phenomena. Experiment – the process of experimentation itself is a proof of scientific procedures. And so, the findings are considered truthful. Analysis – for findings to be revdsvdsliable, the data gathered are subjected for analysis through statistical method. Conclusions – the process of making interference involves concrete data to rule out opinions. A conclusion must be objective and supported by meticulous analysis of data. Replication – this means doing the same study once again to a different set of participants to test the soundness of the obtain result. Conducting the study several times will prepare; Establishment of reliability of findings. Discovery of new knowledge. Ascertainment of the generalizability of results. ILLUSTRATIONS/EXAMPLE: Research is very important in our in our everyday life. Among its practical applications are discovering medical breakthroughs, advancing technological developments, and understanding and solving problems in education, business, economy, and society.

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