Research Process

Korea Eureka Day: Research Process

Research has always been an integral part of our lives. It allows us to understand the different aspects of society and disciplines such as philosophy, sciences, mathematics, anthropology, health, history, economy and more. 

The primary purposes of research are to inform action, gather evidence for theories, and contribute to developing knowledge in a field of study. This article discusses the steps to make a cohesive research paper. 

Select a topic

Find a topic that fits the task. In many circumstances, your lecturer will specify what you may and may not write about. If you don’t follow these directions, your paper may be rejected. Keep in mind that making a paper on a subject you’re interested in will be more enjoyable. Furthermore, you should first look into the various information sources to determine whether they meet your needs. 

In addition, you may need to narrow your topic if you find too much information or broaden it if you find too little. It’s also best to remember that choosing an unusual topic might help you distinguish yourself from your classmates. 

Design a research project

Finding a research topic is all about identifying a problem or issue. A research strategy or methodology is the framework or design for a research project. An investigation’s goals include testing hypotheses, finding credible answers to research questions, and giving evidence for decision-making. 

Collect data

Collecting data is meant to help you solve a problem or issue you’ve identified. The data may be collected through experiments, observations and personal interviews, telephone interviews, and surveys. 

Interpret data

The purpose of data interpretation is to solve an issue. To start your thoughts rolling, organise the facts you collected and develop an overview of your findings, recommendations, and conclusion. Working on a rough draft can help you arrange your thoughts and data.

Cite sources properly

Citing and documenting your sources makes it easy for people to undertake their research and obtain the sites you’ve mentioned as references. Keep in mind that both MLA and APA citation formats are frequently used.

Make notes

Make a note of any critical information that you come across in the resources you’ve chosen. Never fail to keep track of all of the sources you consult, even if you don’t plan to use them in the future. Keep in mind that the information you collected may help compile a bibliography.

Proofread your paper

Proofreading your paper is the last step before your research is submitted for publication. Check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation by rereading the material many times. And make sure your writing conveys the message you want to get through to the reader.

Report findings

The results of the study should be communicated to your instructor, panel and those who need it. Decision-making is easier if the results are presented understandably. Remember that a good presentation includes tables, figures, and graphs to make the information clearer.

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