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This essay will cover some aspects of sociological research. It will
answer not only questions like what is research, but also briefly
illustrate the It will then further define the
fundamental terms used in ..
What is Research?
Research refers to search for knowledge. It is a scientific and
systematic search for pertinent information on a particular topic.
another words, it’s a careful investigation or inquiry especially
through search for new facts in any branch of knowledge.
The Research Process
Research is regarded as a cyclical process that generally involves the
stages shown in the diagram on the following page.
Stage 1: Define the research problem
Select a topic for the research. For example, increase in number of
crimes in a particular society.
Stage 2: Reviewing the literature
After defining the research problem, the next important stage is
reviewing the literature. It means to look for previous works done by
other researchers or as Patrick McNeill quotes in his book Research
Every researcher, of whatever status, should spend time reading what
other people have written about the area in which they are interested
As every action has a purpose behind it, reviewing the literature is
no less. Firstly, it gives the researcher the idea of how to go with