Concepts

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Time to spend on this section: 5 hours

The first section of this theme will discuss the concept of "research" and identify key types of research.

It is actually quite difficult to define the term research" because it is used by in many different contexts with a substantial variety of meanings. It is useful to try to define what we - the academic community - mean by research.

 

Activity Activity 2: What constitutes research?

This activity requires you to critically evaluate your understanding of a research activity. Now open your logbook and complete Activity 2.