Flashcards in INRS 7311 Learning Unit 2 Research Topic Research Questions and Hypothesis Theme 2 The Aims of Research Deck (7):
Distinguish between pure and applied research 6 marks
*Pure research has no practical application usually . It aims to only add to the body of knowledge . Can sometimes focus on the details of research methodology /procedure/techniques/tools , as well as formulate new theories .
*Applied research seeks to : investigate possible solutions , assess and describe social needs , assess existing policy and practice , recommend/implement change , ID new areas of research .
Explain the aims of Exploratory research 3 - 4 marks
*This is research into an unknown area .
/Obtain new insights
/ID key concepts
/ID key stakeholders
/Prioritise social needs
/ID consequences of research problems
/Get familiar with an unknown situation , condition , policy , behaviour .
Explain the aims of descriptive research 2 marks
*Describe the characteristics of a phenomena
*Can take either a statistical or narrative form
Explain the aims of Correlative research 4 marks
*Determines whether or not there is a relationship between two or more variables/aspects/events .
*Probably quantitative in nature given there's a potential causal link being investigated .
Explain the aims of Explanatory research 6 marks
*Attempts to EXPLAIN the relationship between variables/aspects/concepts .
*This means then that it's assumed or proven that such a relationship exists .
*This research will also show where this relationship is going .
Explain the aims of Predictive research 4 mark
*Aims to predict an outcome .
*Looks to prevent undesirable outcomes
*Promote desired outcomes
*Anticipate all outcomes