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Research, Research Gap and the Research Problem

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  • Dissanayake, D.M.N.S.W.
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    Mainly, due to new scientific inquiries and technological advancements Knowledge becomes obsolete. So it creates a dilemma where the applicability of so called theories and models which we learnt in class can still be applied to solve problems? Thus, the scholars bring the notion of RESEARCH as a definite solution which enriches the existing understanding of a phenomenon. This can be either a theory testing or a theory extension (theory building) approach. In fact, gap identification and formulating a research problem are vital for a research project. The note details two approaches to identify research gap and thereby to formulate a research problem.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 47519.

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    Date of creation: 10 Jun 2013
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