Research Aptitude Notes


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Research word is made up by adding 'Re' as a prefix to the word 'search'. Search is to make known of an existent unknown thing. Therefore, research (search of searched) means to elicit some facts out of a known thing. Research is

  • an attitude of inquiry,
  • an attempt to elicit facts
  • a systematic and scholarly application of the scientific method.
  • Essentially a state of mind - a friendly, welcoming attitude towards change

  Characteristics of Research

  1. It is a scientific investigation. Research (research) means to "search again. It connotes patient study and scientific investigation.
  2. It develops concepts and the theories. One reason for conducting research is to develop and evaluate concepts and the theories.
  3. It expands the limits of knowledge. Basic or pure research attempts to expand the limits of knowledge. It is conducted to verify the acceptability of a given theory or to know more about a certain concept.
  4. It cannot be implemented immediately. It does not directly involve the solution to a particular problem; its findings generally cannot be implemented immediately.
  5.  It is essential tool for good decision making. The task of educational research is to make the information used in decision making more accurate.
  6. Educational research is a managerial tool that provides information essential for good decision making. Research in teaching, training, organizing, or management areas of an institution are within the scope of training research.
  7. Educational research reduces the risk of making wrong decisions. It is an aid to management judgment, not a substitute of it.         

Aims and Objectives of Research

Its main aim is to find out the truth which is hidden and which has not been discovered as yet. Though each research study has its own specific purpose, but research objectives may fall  into a number of following broad groupings: ·

  1. To gain familiarity with a phenomenon or to achieve new insights into it. (Exploratory or formulative research studies)
  2. To portray accurately the characteristics of a particular individual, situation or a group. (Descriptive research studies)
  3. To determine the frequency with which something occurs or with which it is associated with something else. (Diagnostic research studies)
  4. To test a hypothesis of a casual relationship between variables (hypothesis-testing research studies)


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  1. Any Research Scholar when he wants to write his thesis
  2. Any Post Graduate Scholar if he is preparing for his doctrate Entrance Exam (Phd Entrance Exam)
  3. Any Candidate who is preparing for UGC NET Exam
  4. Any student who has to appear for M.Phil Examination (Pre Phd Entrance Exam

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