Introduction: What Is Research?

  • Dipankar DebEmail author
  • Rajeeb Dey
  • Valentina E. Balas
Part of the Intelligent Systems Reference Library book series (ISRL, volume 153)


Research refers to a careful, well-defined (or redefined), objective, and systematic method of search for knowledge, or formulation of a theory that is driven by inquisitiveness for that which is unknown and useful on a particular aspect so as to make an original contribution to expand the existing knowledge base. Research involves the formulation of hypothesis or proposition of solutions, data analysis, and deductions; and ascertaining whether the conclusions fit the hypothesis. Research is a process of creating, or formulating knowledge that does not yet exist.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringInstitute of Infrastructure Technology Research and Management (IITRAM)AhmedabadIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringNational Institute of Technology SilcharSilcharIndia
  3. 3.Aurel Vlaicu University of AradAradRomania

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