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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 involves the collection, organization, and analysis of information to increase our understanding of a topic or issue. At a general level, research has three steps: 1. Pose a question. 2. Collect data to answer the question. 3. Present an answer to the question. This should be a familiar process. You engage in solving problems every day and you start with a question, collect some information, and then form an answer. Research is important for three reasons.1. Research adds to our knowledge: Adding to knowledge means that educators undertake research to contribute to existing information about issues 2.Research improves practice: Research is also important because it suggests improvements for practice. Armed with research results, teachers and other educators become more effective professionals. 3. Research informs policy debates: research also provides information to policy makers when they research and debate educational topics.

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Organizations relating to Research

Sandra Ann Morsilli Pacific-Basin Capital Markets Research Center / Kingston RI, USA / Est. 1989
International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Certification / Sydney, Australia / Est. 1963
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action / Indianapolis IN, USA / Est. 1971
Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organization Studies / Broadway, Australia / Est. 1982
International Bureau of the Societies Administering the Rights of Mechanical Recording and Reproduction / Neuilly-sur-Seine, France / Est. 1929
Society for Cutaneous Ultrastructure Research / Milan, Italy / Est. 1978
International Network for Urban Research and Action / Zurich, Switzerland / Est. 1991
International Centre for Yoga Education and Research / Tamil Nadu, India
UNESCO Fellowships Programme / Paris, France / Est. 1946
Regional Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education in Asia and the Pacific / Paris, France / Est. 1983
Research Institute for Regional and Transnational Processes
United Poets Laureate International / Parañaque, Philippines / Est. 1963
International Association of Training and Research in Family Education / Mons, Belgium / Est. 1987
Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research / Hong Kong, Hong Kong / Est. 2001
African Fund for Guarantee and Economic Cooperation / Cotonou, Benin / Est. 1977
Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies / Rotterdam, Netherlands / Est. 1948
Research Centre for Global Governance / Porto Alegre, Brazil
European Network of Building Research Institutes / Sint-Stevens-Woluwe, Belgium / Est. 1988
Centre de rencontres et d'études des dirigeants des administrations fiscales / Paris, France / Est. 1982
International Hologram Manufacturers Association / Sunbury-on-Thames, UK / Est. 1993
Black Sea Area Research Group / Crimea, Ukraine / Est. 2000
International Regions Benchmarking Consortium / Seattle WA, USA / Est. 2008
Centro de Investigación y Consultoria en Cooperación Internacional / Bogota, Colombia
European Group of Research into Norms / Guyancourt, France / Est. 1985
Seafarers International Research Centre / Cardiff, UK

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World Problems relating to Research

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Cruel treatment of animals for research
Abusive experimentation on humans
Over-emphasis on immediate solutions in resource development research
Ineffective university faculty members
Abuse of science
Failure to repatriate human remains
Market research subservient to sales
Inadequate family planning education
Restrictions on the sharing of technical research
Industrial espionage
Unethical experimentation using aborted foetuses
Inaccessible scientific information
Unconsolidated medical research
Competitive development of new weapons
Secrecy in scientific research

Action Strategies relating to Research

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Measuring sustainability
Studying biodiversity
Sponsoring commercial research and development
Adapting traditional practices for biodiversity conservation
Researching water resources for sustainable development
Expanding research on plant genetic resources
Undertaking pre-disaster planning
Managing drylands
Monitoring timber production
Studying human dimensions of environmental change
Studying conceptual systems
Exchanging scientific knowledge
Linking users of Earth observation data
Researching sustainable agriculture
Studying medicinal plants
Strengthening coordination and cooperation among research programmes on global change
Developing networked documentation services in social sciences
Researching public sector reform
Studying global change
Researching legal aspects of biodiversity protection

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