Search
Recent Comments
  1. Re: What Research Is - Features of Research

    goodhttps://goo.gl/HnoH7o

    --mohammed

  2. Re: What Research Is - Features of Research

    سارع الى الانضمام الى افضل واقوى الشركات المميزة فى القيام باعمال التنظيف والقضاء التام على الجراثيم...

    --Cleaning company

  3. Re: Welcome!

    Excellent and decent post. I found this much informative, as to what I was exactly searching for.The...

    --jimspider

  4. Re: Research on Research

    I recently found many useful information in your website especially this blog page. Among the lots o...

    --jimspider

  5. Re: What Research is Not

    You have done a great job. I will definitely dig it and personally recommend to my friends. I am con...

    --jimspider

  6. Re: As I see it?

    This topic is the one that I have been looking into from last 3 days and your insight is extremely u...

    --jimspider

  7. Re: What Research Is - Features of Research

    It is very helpful for all the people on the web.I wanted to say that it's nice to know that someone...

    --jimspider

  8. Re: Welcome!

    I just read your blog and get the information which searching everywhere. Now it’s become on my top ...

    --jimspider

  9. Re: Research on Research

    Hello there, just was alert to your weblog via Google, and located that it is really informative. I ...

    --jimspider

  10. Re: What Research is Not

    Its a great pleasure reading your post.Its full of information I am looking for and I love to post a...

    --jimspider

Recent Posts

Category: Uncategorized

Uncategorized posts

What Research Is - Features of Research

Kate L. Turabian in A Manual for Writer of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7th Edition, along with Nancy Jean Vhymeister in Quality Research Papers for Students of Religion and Theology, 2nd Edition, share insights about the meaning of research through the eyes of the researcher. They identify the following distinctive features of research:

1. Research is specific to a particular problem (Turabian, 1.1.6: Vhymeister 2).

2. Research answers questions about the problem (Turabian 1.1, 6, 7; Vhymeister 2).

3. Research leads to knowledge and understanding about the problem (Turabian, 1.1.7; Vhymeister, 2).

4. Research identifies the importance of the problem (Turabian 1.1.7; Vhymeister, 2).

 How do these features of research relate to your own perceptions of the research process?  What other features of research are important to you?

What Research is Not

In her book, Your Guide to Writing Quality Research Papers: For Students of Religion and Theology, Dr. Nancy Jean Vyhmeister identifies six items that do not fit the definition of research (6-7).

1. A string of quotations

2. A rewrite of others work

3. A personal defense

4. A polemic

5. A forum for personal opinion

6. A sermon

Which of these are most likely to influence or impact your writing?

Welcome!

Welcome Doctor of Ministry students!

Read the rest of entry »

Copyright 2016 by Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Privacy Statement | Login |