Why Is Research Important?

Doing research is not just an imperative, but a need.

The main purpose of research is to inform action, to prove a theory, and contribute to developing knowledge in a field or study. Below will highlight the significance of research with the following points:

-         A Tool for Building Knowledge and for Facilitating Learning

-         Means to Understand Various Issues and Increase Public Awareness

-         An Aid to Business Success

-         A Way to Prove Lies and to Support Truths

-         Means to Find, Gauge, and Seize Opportunities

-         A Seed to Love Reading, Writing, Analyzing, and Sharing Valuable Information

 What reasons may drive one to appreciate research and to engage in it?

1. A Tool for Building Knowledge and for Facilitating Learning

Research is required not just for students and academics, but for all professionals and nonprofessionals alike. It is also important for budding and veteran writers, both offline and online.

For nonprofessionals who value learning, doing research equips them with knowledge about the world and skills to survive and improve their lives. Among professionals and scribes, on the other hand, finding an interesting topic to discuss and/or to write about should go beyond personal experience. Determining either what the general public may want to know or what researchers want others to realize or to think about can serve as a reason to do research. Thus, research is an essential component in generating knowledge and vice-versa.

"Knowledge" basically pertains to facts based on objective insights and/or study findings processed by the human brain. It can be acquired through various ways, such as reading books and online articles, listening to experts, watching documentaries or investigative shows, conducting scientific experiments, and interacting with other people, among others. These facts can be checked to ensure truthfulness and accuracy.