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What is research?

A brief lecture introduces basic steps of typical reserach process. An outline of keywords is provided to enhance learning.

What is research?

  • Working in labs all day?
  • Sitting on the bench, wearing a white coat?
  • Reading research papers?

Why do we have to write about it?

  • Definition of research
    • “a process of steps used to collect and analyze information to increase our understanding of a topic or issue“.
    • The systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.
    • Creative and systematic work is undertaken to increase the stock of knowledge.
  • Why do we need research?
  • Write up RESEARCH!!
    • Writing is hard, time-consuming, and boring.
    • Why not share our research findings in other ways?
      • TV shows, radio, YouTube, conference presentations….etc.
    • THE most effective and efficient way to share research findings …..
      • Effective in providing sufficient details
      • Efficient in producing and delivering the information
      • is to write it up!!
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Deconstructing Research Articles: How to Read and Write a Research Paper

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