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Applications of Research

There cannot be a single way to define the applications of research, but it should be understood that every research is done because there is some application. The research is done with an aim and the aim has a significance. The research proposal is submitted to a research committee, the committee discusses the applications and the significance of the research …

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The Variables in Research Studies

What are variables in research? This is an important question that students should know before attempting to formulate a research problem. In general terms, variables are concepts that can be measured and operationalized. In the research, there are concepts that the researcher deals with these concepts are highly subjective, for example, some concepts about a community health program. There will …

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Sample Research Topics for Different Fields

Sample research questions

Sample research topics for different fields Research is undertaken in every profession. Research is conducted at each stage of the work to examine critically. Research starts with the planning and it goes with the stages of controlling, executing and evaluating the process. It is an ongoing process that can never stop. When it comes to deciding about a research topic …

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A Guide to Harvard Referencing System

Harvard referencing

Features of Harvard referencing system There are various systems of referencing and harvard referencing system is one of the most used one. Harvard referencing system is a very flexible system and it is used in physical sciences, social sciences, humanities and arts. Basically there are two types of referencing in harvard referencing, that includes, Author-date, which is used mostly in …

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A Guide to Vancouver System of Citation

Vancouver system of citation is also known as author-number system. Every university or research organization follows a style of referencing/bibliography to cite the sources that have been used in their research. ¬†There are basically three systems of citation that are used worldwide, vancouver system is the most used one. There are other systems of referencing or bibliography that include parenthetical …

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What is the Difference Between Citation and Bibliography

Citation and Referencing

There are several terms that are used interchangeably by the students that includes citation, bibliography, references and documentation. In general, they think that all of them mean the same. If all of them mean the same then why there are so many terms to identify them, why not a single one. In reality, there is a slight difference between each …

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Data Collection: Problems with Using Secondary Sources

Research Data Collection

In research secondary sources of data collection and information are as important as primary sources. There are several reasons for that, in many cases primary data is not available and therefore the researcher uses secondary sources. In other researches the researcher knows that the secondary sources are as much reliable as primary sources and therefore he uses secondary sources. Secondary …

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What is Research

What is research

What is research Research is a way of thinking, bringing out new ideas, solving problems, exploring new possibilities and making new discoveries. The approach to seek this knowledge is always scientific and hence systematic. The job of the researcher is to be rigorous in the search of knowledge. The researcher has to make sure that he is using the most …

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The Research Process Model

research process

A research process is a mean to answer questions that cannot be answered otherwise. The researcher needs to follow a step-by- step plan to execute the research. These steps are also called as research model. Research problem Reviewing the literature The research basically starts with a research problem in hand. To formulate a researchable research problem, you need to review …

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How to Collect Data Using Secondary Sources in Research

Secondary sources of data collection

There are primary, secondary and tertiary sources of data collection in research. Primary sources of data collection have always been used because of their greater authenticity and reliability. Secondary sources of data collection are used when primary sources are not available. In some cases primary sources are available but due to time or other constraints the researcher is forced to …

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