1.0 What is research?
This section discusses what we mean by 'research' and how we distinguish it from other forms of enquiry. The idea of research as a process is presented and we consider how research may be evaluated.
Section Learning Outcomes
By the end of this section, students should be able to:
- define what is meant by the term research
- draw a simple diagram of the research process
- identify and define the key stages of the generalised research process