“a detailed study of a subject in order to discover information or achieve a new understanding of it”- Cambridge Dictionary
Research: an organized and systemic way of finding answer to questions. Literally, research means search again (Re + search). To search is to make another, more careful look, to find out more.
“Research is a quest for knowledge through diligent search or investigation or experimentation aimed at the discovery and interpretation of new knowledge.”- WHO, 1993
Research is an activity that allows one to accomplish one or more of the following task:
a) To characterize a variable of interest (numerical and/or verbal data.
b) To investigate a possible relationship between two or more variables. And
c) To integrate or synthesize data from already published sources concerning one or more variable of interest.