Research comprises "creative work undertaken on a systematic basis to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of humans, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications." OR Research is a careful and detailed study into a specific problem, concern, or issue using the scientific method. It's the adult form of the science fair projects back in elementary school, where you try and learn something by performing an experiment.
A good working definition of academic research and writing can be given as follows: investigation and writing based upon the idea of scientific inquiry. A reader may at this point wonder if this definition sheds any light on the subject. The key here is to focus on the term “scientific inquiry”.
Scientific research is the systematic investigation of scientific theories and hypotheses. A hypothesis is a single assertion, a proposed explanation of something based on available knowledge, for something yet to be explained. One that is subject to further experimentation.
A Research Project is a compulsory subject, which most students undertake in final year. The Research Project gives you the chance to do in-depth research on a topic you are interested in. It could be, for example, an enterprise or entrepreneurial project, a scientific study, an art project, a community-based project, a historical investigation, or any number of other options.It allows you to use your creativity and initiative while developing skills in analysis, evaluation, research, and project management.