Research does not necessarily demand laboratory space and expensive equipment. Fundamentally. a researcher is simply a ‘nosey’ person, who is curious and persistent enough to want to know what is happening, how a system works, or how many, how much, where, when and by whom. Research may be of two kinds: descriptive or experimental. These are reviewed with examples.
A Research Project is a good way to extend your career, keep yourself from losing your sanity, and enhance your job prospects. After research training, your attitude to everything you do in life will change. To be of maximum benefit to your career it is best if your research is directly related to an essential part of your work. Others have done it – so can you! This booklet explains how to set about it in easy steps.
Bryan Walker and Jon Anderson