Meaning of Research

The word research is defined or explained in different ways by writers and researchers differently. However, research will be explained this way. Research can be defined as a step by step approach of collecting, processing and analyzing data in order to understanding, evaluate, predict, explain and describe or solve a particular problem.

Research is a planned process of seeking dependable answers to understand or predict a problem (Anunmy, 2000).

Lawal (2005) in his model defines research as:

Identify a problem

Stating the objectives

Collecting and analyzing valid data

Drawing valid conclusion

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