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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 4: Quality Education


Research is "creative and systematic work undertaken to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of humans, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications." It is used to establish or confirm facts, reaffirm the results of previous work, solve new or existing problems, support theorems, or develop new theories. A research project may also be an expansion on past work in the field. Research projects can be used to develop further knowledge on a topic, or in the example of a school research project, they can be used to further a student's research prowess to prepare them for future jobs or reports. To test the validity of instruments, procedures, or experiments, research may replicate elements of prior projects or the project as a whole. The primary purposes of basic research are documentation, discovery, interpretation, or the research and development (R&D) of methods and systems for the advancement of human knowledge. Approaches to research depend on epistemologies, which vary considerably both within and between humanities and sciences. There are several forms of research: scientific, humanities, artistic, economic, social, business, marketing, practitioner research, life, technological, etc. The scientific study of research practices is known as meta-research.

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Organizations relating to Research

Sandra Ann Morsilli Pacific-Basin Capital Markets Research Center / Est. 1989
International Center of Studies for the Protection of Human Rights
International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Certification / Est. 1963
International Research Network on Violence Against Women / Est. 1995
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action / Est. 1971
Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organization Studies / Est. 1982
International Technology Information Centre / Est. 1992
European Association for Research and Development in Higher Education / Est. 1972
International Bureau of the Societies Administering the Rights of Mechanical Recording and Reproduction / Est. 1929
Society for Cutaneous Ultrastructure Research / Est. 1978
International Organization for Plant Data Standards Group
European Centre for Research and Development in Primary Health Care / Est. 1991
International Network for Urban Research and Action / Est. 1991
Training Centre for International Realities / Est. 1973
International Center for the Advancement of Research and Education / Est. 1974
International Centre for Yoga Education and Research
International Documentation Network on the African Great Lakes Region / Est. 1996
UNESCO Fellowships Programme / Est. 1946
Regional Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education in Asia and the Pacific / Est. 1983
Research Institute for Regional and Transnational Processes
International Union for the Promotion of the Study of Hegelian Philosophy
United Poets Laureate International / Est. 1963
International Association of Training and Research in Family Education / Est. 1987
Samarbetskommittén inom Norden för Tilförlitlighet of Miljöteknik
Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research / Est. 2001

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World Problems relating to Research

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Industrial espionage
Misapplication of research results
Inadequate research on proposed solutions to problems
Irresponsible agricultural practices
Superficial research
Competitive development of new weapons
Unethical practice of geological sciences
Cruel treatment of animals for research
Undesirable advances in science and technology
Abuse of science
Irresponsible research
Male bias of medicine
Politicization of scholarship
Irrelevant scientific activity
Abusive experimentation on humans
Inaccessible scientific information
Intrusive natural science research
Unethical experimentation using aborted foetuses
Inadequate research and development capacity
Undesirable medical research
Barriers to open publication of research results
Lack of funds for medical research
Reward biased research
Unethical practices of environmentalists
Imbalanced research activity

Action Strategies relating to Research

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Monitoring pollution hazards of industrial research
Developing civil nuclear industry technology
Monitoring tropical forests
Relating pure research to society
Developing solar power systems
Mapping genes
Researching exposure to environmental hazards
Reducing pollution hazards of industrial research
Researching effects of air pollution on human health
Reducing health risks from environmental pollution
Studying terrorism
Researching water resources for sustainable development
Capturing archival materials using digital imaging
Researching world problems
Studying public policy
Promoting research and development in transboundary air pollution control
Developing software
Coordinating research on carbon sequestration
Researching gas industry
Developing noetic science
Researching the brain
Studying Middle Eastern issues
Researching economics of conservation
Studying psychology

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