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This is an essay that discusses the role of research and the key elements of research methodologies it identifies the four purposes of research and the role of research. Research is an investigation of a topic for a purpose it is needed to find information which helps test and improve theories and data. There are certain things in the research process that are always done in order to get the most correct results. Research is carried to produce knowledge and understanding of a topic. Purposes Having discussed what is research I am going to go into the purpose of research the purpose of research is used to test whether a theory is good or not. One of the main purposes of research is to identify needs. The reason why research needs to be carried out by health and social care professionals because to meet the needs of individuals, so better and improved practice can be provided and can be given to service users and the issue can be solved. For example in today's society obesity is a big problem is rising high which is leading to more and more disease, illness and deaths. ...read more.

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Research may be carried out to see if there are any gaps in provision of healthcare. It may be a part of checking a procedure, to see whether everybody has received the care they are entitled to, or whether care has been given properly and the right standard. It may also identify where healthcare is not provided or if it's not appropriate to the needs of the service user. While researching there maybe points that arise for example a questionnaire carried out by a career showing more elderly homes are needed and better care. The new points that arise may help in the future for the gaps in provision to be filled. I will know write about how research can help plan for provision. Gaps in provision are filled by research being carried out first the gaps needs to be highlighted how I talked about above then there gaps are going to be filled by planning for provision. After highlighting the gaps in provision it is then important to think about how the gaps are going to be filled and what is going to be done. ...read more.

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http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a778495188 Aid reflection this role of research is when a specific area looked back on considering whether things have gone well or badly or whether or not it could have been improved. Research can help process by thoroughly reviewing the process of a healthcare practice. An example of this would be a survey taken by a professional in a school show not all children are achieving there minimum grade. The result they get from the survey will then lead them to assess the result gathered and carry out improvements to make changes for the better. The role of research in monitoring progress is needed. Research would help monitor a progress, as when a new rule is put into place, researchers would monitor to check if it has resolved the problem or never made a difference http://www.nimr.mrc.ac.uk/millhillessays/1999/meningitis.htm Another role of research is to examine topics of contemporary importance. By researching topics of contemporary would help people gain knowledge about a specific point that has been highlighted for example drinking alcohol a lot has become a big issue that has lead to research being carried out to show the consequences of drinking and its effects. There has been organisation to help stop drinking like NHS and frank to help people that are addicts. ...read more.

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