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Series of workshops / lectures for First Student Research Paper Conference 2012

“What is research?” A systematic approach!

Speaker: Dr. Awais Khatri

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What is Research

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Novel idea: An idea that is new or unusual in an interesting way

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Innovation and invention
An invention is a unique or novel device, method, composition, process or discovery. Innovation is the creation of better or more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are accepted by markets, governments, and society.

Difference Innovation differs from invention in that innovation refers to the use of a new idea or method, whereas invention refers more directly to the creation of the idea or method itself.

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Classification of research
Broad types 1. 2. 3. 4. Basic/pure/fundamental research Strategic research Applied research Developmental research (R&D)

Based on type of research data 1. Qualitative research 2. Quantitative research

Ways of doing research ‘Research Methodologies’ 1. Naturalistic method 2. Survey method 3. Experimental method

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Serendipity!
…Serendipity denotes the ability of making useful and unexpected discovery by accident and sagacity … while in pursuit of something else.

… Great scientific discoveries have been made by sharp observation and keen understanding of unexpected events … There are many examples of serendipity in scientific literature.
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Three things to be identified before starting a research

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Process of research

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for a research candidate

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Research curriculum
What you learn!

1. Learning about the topic being researched 2. Learning about research itself

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Question … ?

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