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Philosophy of Research


Tasher Ali Sheikh

Dept of ECE, NERIST, Nirjuli, 791109, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Rehna Sultana

Dept of Assamese, Gauhati University, Gopinath Bordoloi Nagar, 781014, Assam, India,
e-mail: sultana121.reh@gmail.com.


In this paper, the author presented how to carry out an appropriate research without any fear. Our intention is to motivated the researcher in such a technique that, they do not feel any difficulties when they start-up their research. After goes through this report, the researcher will never feel anxiety during their research work. Before starting the research work, researchers are fell trepidation but here presented approach will stirred up the researcher for research. The systematic process is presented in this paper for carry on the healthy research.


Contemporary social research;
Descriptive and correlational studies;
Inductive and deductive methods;
Positivism and post-positivism;
Substantive conclusions;
Top-down approach for good research.

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Tasher Ali Sheikh and Rehna Sultana, “Philosophy of Research,” International Journal of Advanced Engineering and Management, Vol.1, No.1, pp. 12-17, 2016.

 DOI:   https://doi.org/10.24999/IJOAEM/01010002


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