Jumaat, 30 September 2011

understanding RESEARCH

what is RESEARCH?

Based on Oxford dictionary (2000), research means "a detailed and careful study of". In Malay, research means "penyelidikan".

However, Chambers English Dictionary defines research as:
  1. a careful search
  2. investigation
  3. systematic investigation towards increasing the sum of knowledge
According to Fellows and Liu (2008), research can be considered as "voyage of discovery", contribution to a body of knowledge and theory, a study of materials or sources in order to establish a new facts and conclusion, and research is a learning process".

therefore, i would say research is conducting a study such as through investigation, identification, analization, etc. that involved collecting data, in order to contribute to a body of knowledge. it will require time and budget allocation.