Research, most often, is thought to be the qualitative or quantitative gathering of data through interrogation, questionnaires or other relevant approaches.
While such initial data gathering is a crucial part of many research assignments and projects, much more is involved, and it is really appropriate to thoroughly reflect on data collection as part of a broader process that involves several important steps before, during and after those of just data gathering. This assignment introduces the concept of the ‘research process’, it describes the attributes within the process, and the linkages between its components. It is particularly relevant to have an understanding of the research process components before starting any data gathering so that an idea of the research’s big picture is determined. The purpose of this assignment is therefore to identify and explain the main stages of the research.
Since life is a complex phenomenon, and the world in which we live is not in effect perfect, every individual person has a worldview. Thus, worldview develops over one’s lifetime and are conveyed through generations by means of social interactions, education, traditional and religious beliefs etc.