1. (noun) An attempt to systematically describe, explain, or explore.
2. (noun) An outcome of an inquiry.
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- A (noun) researcher or (noun) researchist develops a research design.
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- qualitative research
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- statistical analysis
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How to Cite the Definition of Research
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “research.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 21, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/research/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
research. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/research/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “research.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed January 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/research/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“research.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 21 Jan. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/research/>.