Three Types of Research
- Reference research
Research involving a search for individual facts or data.
e.g.) a number of native speaker instructors in Korean elementary schools
- Secondary research
Research for searching articles on a topic, integrating them by summarizing, and turning into papers addressing important issues with correct referencing
e.g.) a rationale for importance of motivation in second language learning
- Primary research
Gathering and analyzing a body of information / data and extracting new meaning from it or developing unique solutions to problems or cases. This is "real" research and requires an open-ended question for which there is no ready answer.
e.g.) How is intrinsic motivation developed in Korean secondary English classrooms?
Research at IGSE involves all three types mentioned above, yet it is ultimately considered as the primary research which requires high level thinking and advanced research skills.