Research definition :
Research is a systematic inquiry to describe,
explain, predict and control the observed phenomenon. Research involves
inductive and deductive methods (Babbie, 1998).
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Research Scholars definition :
Some scholars has
been defined Research in a number of different ways:
• Martin Shuttleworth - In the broadest sense of the word,
the definition of research includes any gathering of data,
information and facts for the advancement of knowledge.
• Creswell - Research 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 collect data to answer the question, and present an answer to the question.
• The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary -a studious inquiry
or examination; especially : investigation or
experimentation aimed at the discovery and interpretation
of facts, revision of accepted theories or laws in the light of
new facts, or practical application of such new or revised
theories or laws.