What Are Different Kinds Of Research?

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Generally speaking, in second language research it is useful to distinguish between BASIC (or theoretical ), APPLIED, and PRACTICAL research.

BASIC RESEARCH is concerned with knowledge for the sake of theory. Its design is not controlled by the practical usefulness of the findings.
APPLIED RESEARCH is concerned with showing how the findings can be applied or summarized into some type of teaching methodology.

PRACTICAL RESEARCH goes one step further and applies the findings of research to a specific "practical" teaching situation.

A useful way to look at the relationships among these three research types is illustrated in the diagram below. Each of the three different types of research contributes to the other in helping revise and frame the research from each category.
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M.Asim khan answered
Research is a process of gathering information towards the solution of a problem. It has two types of researches which are
1. Business Research
2. Social Research
The research conducted to find out a solution for a business problem is known as Business Research. In this type of research the main focus of the problem is business related matters. For example if a company's sales are not increasing or its Product "A" was earning the higher margin of profits and it suddenly stopped producing those margin so ultimately it will create worry for the top management that why their golden duck has stopped laying eggs. So to dig out the reason for low sales of that product company carry out the research and hire skilled full personnel or assign this task to its concerned Research and Development (R&D) department. So this research will be regarded as Business Research.
Now the research conducted to find out the solution for a social problem is called social research. In social research the research topics are available in majority and this research type is quite opposite of above one. Normally this type of research is conducted by the NGO's and other Governments departments like Population and Consensus department, Welfare Department etc. For example if some one is trying to find out the reasons of child labor in third world country so for this reason he/she will conduct research. And this type of research done for the social cause will fall into the social research category.
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Sadia Batool answered
Re means again and search means to find out. There are two basic types of researches, primary and secondary ones. Primary research is to start something from the scratch. It is to collect data by yourself and find out things in the real world. You have to get to the problem by yourself. You will find some secondary data but you will still seek for true and up to date data for the research. While secondary is of the other type. It is about summarizing the work of old researches. You can say that it is about the compilation of obsolete data.

This research is not that much efficient in science sector. You may use it in social sectors sometimes.
Research may be of three type according to another ramification; exploratory, constructive and empirical. Exploratory is to find out new problems. It will tell about the solutions of the new problems in the end. Constructive one does not go for seeking new problems but give us solutions to the problems. Empirical one tests the feasibility of solutions during research work. It is not concerned with creating new problems or their solutions either. Categorization of research depends upon its uses too.
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There are many types of Social research , with two basic dimensions, Basic Research and Applied research.  And types are research are , 1, quantitative researc, 2. Researchs research, 3, Bsic Research, 4, Applied research, 5. Longitudinal Research 6. Descriptive research 7, Classification Research 8, comparative Research 9, Exploring Research,10, Explainatory Research, 11, Causal Research 12, Theory -Testing Research, 13, Theory Building Research, 14 Action Research. 15, Participatory Action Research, if any body is interested to ask about any one of them leave a question. Soruce is sotirios sarantakos
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There are two types of Research, the first one is willing research and the other one is unwilling research. In the willing research one is going to search what he wants to find out, I mean to say research, and in unwilling research he does some researches; but he does not have much interest in it. For example if one person is researching in the area of literature and he likes literature very much then he indulges whole hearted in the research; but if one person serves in any institute, and he is given a work of research as a part of business, though he does not like the subject of that research, he will do research on it, it means unwilling research.
  -Nilesh k. Shrimali.
  Patan(N.G) India
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Questioning - as a doctor might collect data relevant to a theme that's needs practical statistical data on which to base decisions. Case Survey, for example, how many outcomes prove that the concept is one which is 'universal', or proves otherwise that for example, the relevant data base, shows that we have to take the information one-by-one, especially when it comes to human beings and the mind - descriptive research. Naturalistic research, literature revues can be put to the test on research, for example what were Structure, Sign and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences [the necessity to interpret interpretations more than to interpret things, as said by for example Montaigne. Or in a pasage from 'Wuthering Heights where the question of comparison with a bull-dog -as a symbolic representative as the ferociously masculine dog fiendishly has a reprentation to a 'Madam' or a 'Juno' - And today when we research language and its use in the Boardroom, its reported that 'women let themselves down by emulating masculine vocabulary - [and habits]/ Whereas if they stuck to their own ways of expressing they would do much better in the boardroom -[Discuss] and justify... That's research, rather than editoiral opinion and needs to be based on an outcomes, perhaps statistically - there is quanative research and systemaic reviews - Quantative; Qualative - for example applied to Market Rearch. Space, Time and Matter Research - and so much more..... Hope useful.....ENJOY!
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He research conducted to find out a solution for a business problem is known as Business Research. In this type of research the main focus of the problem is business related matters.
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BASIC RESEARCH is concerned with knowledge for the sake of theory. Its design is not controlled by the practical usefulness of the findings.

      APPLIED RESEARCH is concerned with showing how the findings can be applied or summarized into some type of teaching methodology.

      PRACTICAL RESEARCH goes one step further and applies the findings of research to a specific "practical" teaching situation.

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