Characteristics Of Inductive Research

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Research means search for facts, answers to questions and solutions to the problem. It is a purposive investigation and an organized inquiry. It seeks to find an explanation to an unexplained phenomenon to clarify the doubtful facts and to correct the misconceived facts.
The term ‘Research’ should be used in a technical sense as an academic activity.
(C.R Kothari, 2009 [58]) According to Clifford Woody
Research consists of:

• Defining and redefining problems.
• Formulating hypothesis or suggested solutions.
• Collecting, organising and evaluating data.
• Making deductions.
• And Reaching conclusions
• Carefully testing the conclusions to determine whether they fit the formulating hypothesis.
Characteristic of Research-
(Research Methodology,
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This is also called a ‘bottom up’ approach. The researcher begins with specific observations and measures detect patterns and regularities, formulate some certain hypotheses to explore and in the end develop some general conclusions or theories.
• Deductive Reasoning (General to Specific Approach): Deductive Research is when a researcher works from the more general information to the more specific. Sometimes this is called the ‘top-down’ approach because the researcher starts at the top with a very broad scale of information and they work their way down to a specific conclusion. For example- a researcher might begin his or her topic of interest. Then, researcher would curtail that down into more specific hypotheses that can be tested. The hypotheses are then further curtailed down, when observations are collected to test the hypotheses. This ultimately leads the researcher to be able to test the hypotheses with specific data, leading to a confirmation (or not) of the original theory and arriving at a
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A working hypothesis is developed from an operational point of view. The researcher is dealing with the new concepts and there is no source of information available for the research.

• The Survey of Concerning Literature: Thus type of research study is simple and extensively used. The problem is well formulated and the hypothesis is developed. Hypotheses stated by earlier researcher may be studied again and their worthiness will be evaluated as a basis for further research. The people who have ideas are carefully selected as respondent and they are interviewed by the investigators or researchers.

• Experience Survey: In Experience survey, the people who have practical experience with the problem to be studied are surveyed. The main purpose of such experience survey is to explore the relationships between variables and new ideas relating to the research
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