Research FAQs:


Q: Is research derived from the Middle French "recherche", which means "to go about seeking", the term itself being derived from the Old French term "recerchier" a compound word from "re-" + "cerchier", or "sercher", meaning 'search'?

A: Yes, The earliest recorded use of the term was in 1577.

Q: Is research linked with the philosophical and theoretical stance of positivism?

A: Yes.

Q: Is research a systematic way of gathering data and harnessing curiosity?

A: Yes.

Q: Is research not an absolute alternative to empirical research because they may be used together to strengthen a research approach?

A: Yes.

Q: Is research predominant?

A: Yes.

Q: Is research linked with the philosophical and theoretical stance of social constructionism?

A: Yes.

Q: Is research theoretical in nature?

A: Yes.

Q: Is research understood to follow a certain structural process?

A: Yes.

Q: Is research an approach that involves the development of theory as opposed to using observation and experimentation?

A: Yes.

Q: Is research among major criteria for articles to be published in academic journals and usually established by means of peer review?

A: Yes.

Q: Is research often used as a method of exploratory research as a basis for later quantitative research hypotheses?

A: Yes.

Q: Is research research that is not exclusively based on a summary?

A: Yes, and review or synthesis of earlier publications on the subject of research.

Q: Is research given by John W?

A: Yes, Creswell, who states that "[r]esearch is a process of steps used to collect and analyze information to increase our understanding of a topic or issue". It consists of three steps: pose a question, collect data to answer the question, and present an answer to the question.

Q: Is research concerned with testing hypotheses derived from theory or being able to estimate the size of a phenomenon of interest?

A: Yes.

Q: Is research to investigate and test with the purpose of gaining knowledge within and for our artistic disciplines?

A: Yes.

Q: Is research often conducted using the hourglass model structure of research?

A: Yes.

Q: Is research funded by public authorities?

A: Yes, and by charitable organizations and by private groups, including many companies.

Q: Is research given by Godwin Colibao: "In the broadest sense of the word"?

A: Yes, and the definition of research includes any gathering of data, information, and facts for the advancement of knowledge.

Q: Is research that it must accept subjectivity as opposed to the classical scientific methods?

A: Yes.