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Research comprises "creative and systematic work undertaken to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of humans, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications." It is used to establish or confirm facts, reaffirm the results of previous work, solve new or existing problems, support theorems, or develop new theories. A research project may also be an expansion on past work in the field. Research projects can be used to develop further knowledge on a topic, or in the example of a school research project, they can be used to further a student's research prowess to prepare them for future jobs or reports. To test the validity of instruments, procedures, or experiments, research may replicate elements of prior projects or the project as a whole. The primary purposes of basic research (as opposed to applied research) are documentation, discovery, interpretation, or the research and development (R&D) of methods and systems for the advancement of human knowledge. Approaches to research depend on epistemologies, which vary considerably both within and between humanities and sciences. There are several forms of research: scientific, humanities, artistic, economic, social, business, marketing, practitioner research, life, technological, etc.

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A list of, and thorough descriptions of, economic studies done. I'm leaning towards become a Behavioral Economist and doing research and so I will definitely be perusing this website.

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Brought to you by Prof Verschaeve's US 300 Exam 1 Study Guide, as interpreted by me! :)

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Post-Modernism reject all forms of organized belief systems including all theory. Its really dumb.

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The feminist approach to research carries the assumption that structural inequality exists to the detriment of women with society being unequally stratified in favor of men.

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The criticalists approach to research contains an activist stance viewing the human and subject and object.

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The interpretivist approach describes a study as a creation of social meaning viewing the human being as a subject.

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Positivist approach to research provides a logical system of laws, axioms, and propositions and hold a value free position (seeing the human as the object)

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Dialectic is when researchers analyze data or look through the lenses of different paradigms, compare them, try to understand them.

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Inductive research or logic is when you reason with pieces of information in order to put a theory together.

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Deductive logic is when you are reasoning from the general to the particular. You have to sort through data take what's needed to favor your case.

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