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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 4: Quality Education

Description

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 / Kingston RI, USA / Est. 1989
International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Certification / Petaling Jaya, Malaysia / 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

Abusive experimentation on humans
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
Failure to repatriate human remains
Cruel treatment of animals for research
Abuse of science
Superficial research
Undesirable advances in science and technology
Male bias of medicine
Politicization of scholarship
Irrelevant scientific activity
Intrusive natural science research
Inadequate research and development capacity
Undesirable medical research
Barriers to open publication of research results
Reward biased research
Unethical practices of environmentalists
Imbalanced research activity
Scientific misconduct

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
Researching water resources for sustainable development
Anaesthetizing
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

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