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Research Methodology

Research Methodology

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RESEARCH METHODOLOGYRESEARCH METHODOLOGY
 
Meaning
Research is an endeavour to discover answers to intellectual and practicalproblems through the application of scientific method.
³Research is a systematized effort to gain new knowledge´. -Redman and Mory.
Researchisthesystematicprocessofcollectingandanalyzinginformation(data)inordertoincreaseourunderstandingofthephenomenonaboutwhichweareconcernedorinterested.
 
Objectives of Research
The purpose of research is to discover answers through the application of scientific procedures
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The objectives are:
To gain familiarity with a phenomenon or to achieve new insights into it ± Exploratory or Formulative Research.
To portray accurately the characteristics of a particular individual, situationor a group ± Descriptive Research.
To determine the frequency with which something occurs or with which it isassociated with something else ± Diagnostic Research.
To test a hypothesis of a causal relationship between variables ± Hypothesis-Testing Research.

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