There is no hope of doing a perfect research
Research means searching again.
Research is discovering and inquiring knowledge with an aim of establishing facts. The new facts aim at benefiting people in one way or another. Since everybody has needs and goals to achieve, research is crucial (Korwar 1). Out of the research conducted, if people achieve the intended goals, then the research is perfect. According to Deepti Korwar (1), a perfect research is the research that achieves positive results upon conclusion leading to no further analysis.
I tend to agree with Griffiths basing my argument on human beings' needs and wants. As long as needs and wants keep changing with time, then research will continue since what we already have is not enough. Deepti argues that "if perfect researches exist so far, there will be no development and the word research would be extinct" (1). For instance, the first invention source of artificial light was a candle. If this source of light contented people, there would be no need of inventing electricity light. We have two types of research: basic and scientific research. Basic research does not arise due to a need; therefore, it affects human beings indirectly. The research assists in knowledge development and stimulates thinking capacity. An example of such research is why and how the human race goes to the moon or any other planet. Basic research forms the basis for scientific research (Korwar 1).
On contrary, scientific research is problem oriented. It arises due to a need and other practical problems. Errors are inevitable, either in inductive or deductive research. Human thinking and logics make these errors during the process of experimentation hence research will never be perfect. Moreover, for a research process to be perfect, it will depend on the perfection degree of the expected results. Therefore, any improvement of a research will depend on the existing conditions (Korwar 1).
Many of the researchers today depend on the existing research. This means that the research done before was not perfect; therefore, needs to be improved. For instance, University of Michigan did a research to determine whether cranberry juice has a preventive remedy to urinary tract infections. This was in comparison to placebo. Results showed that cranberry juice had no health effects on the infections (Kumar 1). This is contrary to a previous research on the same, which showed that cranberry juice reduces cases of urinary tract infections. Another research according to the US National Institute of Health was to determine whether lower intake of calorie could prevent aging process. The results showed that lower calorie consumptions decreased the level of insulin to 25 percent as well as the body temperature. From the findings, it is true that lower calorie intake prevents aging. However, there occurred contradicting statements on whether calorie limitation prevents aging. This is because calorie intake depends on some factors like the food consumed, environmental conditions and the nature of exercises done by a person (Kumar 1).
On conclusion, from the above arguments, I agree that hope of doing perfect research does not exist. Researches aim at improving what other researchers have already done. This is to make life of the humankind better. Therefore, researchers should be encouraged to do further innovations since there is no perfect research yet.