What is basic research? research methodology

What is basic research?

Basic research is the research to find the basic knowledge or to refine the basic knowledge. Basic research is also called pure research and fundamental research.

The basic purpose of this research is to expand the knowledge.

Basic research an be descriptive, explanatory or exploratory. Mostly basic research is the explanatory research.

Basic research creates new ideas, new principles, new theories that are not immediately applied in the practical life. But later this basic research helps in applied research where scientist use this basic research to utilize it in the practical life.

Give examples of basic research?

  • Computer is the result of applied research but it used basic knowledge of mathematics.
  • How a poor man becomes rich.
  • What are air and water?