This book helps students understand the use of specialist vocabulary and terminology of educational and social science research. The author explores the ways in which research terminology is used, and shows students how to use specialist research terminology appropriately, how to understand the meaning of research terms, and how to disseminate research in a style which is clear and easily understood.

The Idea of Research

Chapter objectives

This chapter will help you to:

  • Understand the characteristics of the concept of research.
  • Appreciate the diversity of categories into which we can divide research.
  • Review the ways in which research is supported by organizations and sponsors.

Terms used

The following terms are discussed in this chapter: accumulation; action ...

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