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What is Applied Research?

  • Applied research may be solely quantitative, solely qualitative, or mixed-methods research design 
  • Aims to solve a problem by adding to the field of application of a discipline
  • May say how things can be changed
  • New knowledge limited to a problem
  • Data is used to solve a real-life  problem
  • Undertaken by people in a variety of settings including organizations and universities

Note: Adapted from (Salkind, 2010; Saunders et al. 2012, p. 12).


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