Researching Reading #2

25 Jan

The Problem: The Heart of the Research Process

By: Leedy, Paul D., and Jeanne Ellis Ormrod

  • Heart of every research project is the problem
  • Success of project depends on: seeing the problem with clarity, and to state it in precise and unmistakable terms
  • Some research projects are intended to enhance basic knowledge about physical, biological, psychological or social world, or to shed light on historical, cultural or aesthetic phenomenon
  • Basic research: projects that can advance human beings’ theoretical conceptualizations about a particular topic
  • Applied research: informs human decision making about practical problems
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