Research means finding out things. Specifically, it means finding things out to a high degree of accuracy. Research can be a noun or a verb. As a noun it means a body of facts that have been found out. As a verb it means the process of finding out those facts. A person who does research is called a researcher. Research is cognate with the verb ‘to search’.
Research plays an important role in finding our things. The advantages and uses of research is outlined below in points.
- Journalism: the news must be accurate.
- Medicine: our lives depend on good research.
- History: we need a clear, factual sense of the past.
- Literature: researchers bring the world’s rich literary heritage to light.
- Profitable: many people make money from research – academics, for instance.
- Veterinary studies: researching animal biology helps us care for animals better.
- Psychology: psychological studies illuminate the human mind.
- New discoveries: researchers have discovered many new things.
- Mathematics: many ‘unsolvable’ problems have been solved by research.
- Detectives: detectives need to be good researchers.
- The digital age: the internet has opened new horizons for research.
- Genealogy: research helps us trace our ancestors.
Let’s all develop our research skills.