LexQuest is pleased to bring to you the first of its kind, Online Certificate Course on Research Methodology, which aims to make the student community, the professionals and the general public aware and well versed with the varied methods of Research, in the most comprehensible manner. Research is ubiquitous and an essential feature for disciplines such as law, public policy, language, literature, history and sociology, to name a few. Whatever might be the subject, research has to be an active, diligent and systematic process of inquiry in order to discover, interpret or revise facts, events, behaviours and theories. This course is designed to introduce the candidates to the concepts of Research Methodology, in the period of two months, thereby easing them into the process of Academic and Non-Academic Writing. (more…)
By Bhagyashree Sonwane, Indore Institute of Law, Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya, Indore, M.P, India.
Research refers to the systematic search of a particular topic or issue. In other words it can be defined as art of searching knowledge. The Oxford defines it as “The systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.” According to Redman and Mory(1923), Research is a “systematized effort to gain new knowledge”. Thus, we can say that research is an attempt to pursue advancement through methods of study, observations, results, conclusions and experiments. According to Clifford Woody research comprises defining and redefining problems, formulating hypothesis or suggested solutions; collecting, organizing and evaluating data; making deductions and reaching conclusions; and at last carefully testing the conclusion to determine whether they fit the formulating hypothesis. In short, the search of knowledge through objective and proper method of drawing conclusions and solutions to a particular problem is research. (more…)