Research is all about selection of a research problem!
Research cannot be done in short cut. A researcher has to finish each and every part of it in detail. Students who are undergoing research for the first time often find it problematic to select and formulate the research problem. Sometimes, they borrow or imitate the title, which is mistakenly considered as a research problem by them and then they face difficulties afterwards. Here are some tips on how the process of selection and formulation of research problem can be done unproblematically.
Research problem must be according to the interest!
- A research problem is not something which can be borrowed; every researcher has to discover their own problem; guidance can be taken if the subject is too broad or the topic is wide.
- Correct queries should be addressed; it is much different when one has to read a topic and when one has a problem to solve; so there must be certainty in the gathering of the data and where the writing on the topic is to be started.
The usual research process is never outdated:
The researcher has to complete several tasks to complete the process. There are lots of preliminary outlines to be made along with agreements and disagreements on whatever is read. All the random thoughts associated with the process must be recorded which can be later on discarded if necessary. The writing process should be initiated much sooner because it enhances the critical thinking of the researcher and give way to better understanding and drafting. The home assignment work is not limited to writing only because there might be several field exposures, reading of past researches and lots of consultations.
A good researcher is always highly appreciated!
The researcher must always utilize an unbiased and free approach without considering the level of complexity associated with it; it must be objective. The researcher must also be committed to the process of research. The researcher must always consider the alternatives, i.e. there must be more than one problem in hand. A researcher should not focus on a particular approach for the first time; all the methodologies should be considered for a research problem to be solved. All these techniques are highly effective and can earn better results later on for the researcher in the selection and research problem formulation process.