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Definitions of Research

  1. (noun) An attempt to systematically describe, explain, or explore.
  2. (noun) An outcome of an inquiry.

Types of Research

Research Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈriˌsərtʃ/
      • /rəˈsərtʃ/
      • /riˈsərtʃ/
    • British English
      • /rᵻˈsəːtʃ/
      • /ˈriːsəːtʃ/
  • Syllabification: (re·search)

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References

Babbie, Earl R. 2011. The Basics of Social Research. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Kendall, Diana. 2006. Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials. 5th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Works Consulted

Bruce, Steve, and Steven Yearley. 2006. The SAGE Dictionary of Sociology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Brym, Robert J., and John Lie. 2007. Sociology: Your Compass for a New World. 3rd ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Ferrante, Joan. 2011. Sociology: A Global Perspective. 7th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Marsh, Ian, and Mike Keating, eds. 2006. Sociology: Making Sense of Society. 3rd ed. Harlow, England: Pearson Education.

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Ravelli, Bruce, and Michelle Webber. 2016. Exploring Sociology: A Canadian Perspective. 3rd ed. Toronto: Pearson.

Scott, John, and Gordon Marshall. 2005. A Dictionary of Sociology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Stewart, Paul, and Johan Zaaiman, eds. 2015. Sociology: A Concise South African Introduction. Cape Town: Juta.

Thompson, William E., and Joseph V. Hickey. 2012. Society in Focus: An Introduction to Sociology. 7th ed. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Turner, Bryan S., ed. 2006. The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Wikimedia Foundation. (http://en.wiktionary.org).

Cite the Definition of Research

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “research.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 19, 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 October 19, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/research/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“research.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 19 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/research/>.