RPTS 336 - (2) What is research and Research process (student version)

RPTS 336 - (2) What is research and Research process (student version)

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What is research? And  Research process Woosnam  September 2, 2011
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Research has a number of different meanings Term often used loosely, with multiple and misleading  (cheating)meanings Research is NOT Just _information gathering_, discovery, reference skills Merely_ transportation_ of facts from one location to another Merely(just) rummaging(search) for information or self- enlightenment( ? ? ) Catchword( ? ? ) used to get attention Remember what we said research was?
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Research methods Research… originates( ? ? ) with a question or problem (1) requires a clear articulation( ? ? ? )of a goal (2) follows a specific plan or procedure (3) usually divides the principal problem into more  manageable sub-problems (4) is guided by the specific research problem,  question or hypothesis (5) accepts certain critical assumptions (6) requires the collection and interpretation of data in  attempting to solve the problem that initiated the 
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Originates with a question or problem  (1) Why is the world  getting warmer? What are the  consequences of the  world getting warmer? Will the rise in gasoline  prices impact where  people vacation, how  often they vacation,  and the length of 
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