Linguistics[ edit ] The Prussian philologist Wilhelm von Humboldt — originated the idea that language and worldview are inextricable. Humboldt saw language as part of the creative adventure of mankind. Culture, language and linguistic communities developed simultaneously and could not do so without one another.
Analyzing data and Interpreting results Observation a phenomenon may be casual or purposeful. A casual scanning of the environment may lead us to the knowledge of interesting facts. This observation may lead to identifying the problem in the concerned area.
The problem identification needs gathering of primary data form the customers or from the employees or management concerned with the particular problem. Further insights may be obtained to refine the problem in a more specific manner.
The next step is to build a conceptual model or theoretical framework taking into consideration all the factors contributing to the problem. The framework enables to integrate all the information collected in a meaningful manner.
From this theoretical framework several hypotheses can be generated and tested to support the concept. A research design provides the blue print of the mechanism or insight regarding the methods of collecting data, analyzing the same and interpreting them in order to solve the problem.
The building blocks of science discussed above provide the genesis for the hypothetico-deductive method of scientific methods. The steps are discussed below: Observation Observation is the first stage in scientific investigation.
In this process, the researcher takes into account the changes that are occurring in the environment. To proceed further the changes observed in the environment should have important consequences. The changes may be in the form of sudden drop in the sales, increase in the employee turnover, decrease in the number of customer and the like.
Preliminary information gathering This involves seeking in depth information regarding the facts being observed.
The information may be gathered through formal questionnaires, interview schedules or through informal or causal talk with the concerned people.
Desk research may also be conducted to enrich the information gathered.
The next step is to make sense out of the factors identified in the information gathering stage by assembling them together in an meaningful manner. Formulation of theory Theory formulation enables to integrate all the information in a logical manner so as to conceptualize and test the factors responsible for problem.
The critical variables contributing to the problems are examined. The association or relationship among the variables contributing to the problem is studied in order to formulate the theory.
Developing Hypotheses The next logical step leads to framing of testable hypotheses. Hypotheses testing are called deductive research. Sometimes it may so happen that the hypotheses, which are not originally formulated, get generated through the process of induction.
After the collection of data an insight may occur based on which new hypotheses can be formulated. Thus hypotheses testing through deductive research and hypotheses generation through induction are both common.
Scientific Data collection After the hypothesis is developed, the data with respect to each variable in the hypotheses needs to be obtained in a scientific manner so as to test the hypotheses.Review essay: The building blocks of forensic science and law: Recent work on DNA profiling (and photo comparison) Gary Edmond The University of New South Wales, Australia, g.
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