Research is refer to a search of knowledge.
One can also define it as a scientific and systematic search of information on a specific topic.
Infact research is the art of scientific investigation.
According to the advanced dictionary the meaning of research is “Careful investigation specially to search for new facts in any branch of knowledge”.
Some people consider research as a movement from the “known to unknown”.
It is actually “Voyage of Discovery”.
we all possess inquisitiveness for the unknown ,we wonder and want to attain understanding of it.
This inquisitiveness is the mother of all knowledge.
The method which man employ for obtaining the knowledge of whatever the unknown , can be termed as “Research”.
According to Clifford Woody, Research comprises defining and redefining problems, formulating hypothesis ,collecting, organising and evaluating data ; making deductions and reaching conclusion and at last carefully testing the conclusion to determine whether they will fit the formulating hypothesis.
Research is thus an original contribution to the existing stock of knowledge making for its advancement.
Significance of research
All the previous laws and theories made regarding any subject are just the result of research.
Modern scientific study and experiments are purely bases on the research.
Our science books are the result of the research.
These are helpful in conclusion and ultimately improvement of the scientific things.
Remember, research is valuable and useful when it is valid, accurate, and reliable. Imperfect research is dangerous.