Search means to find something. Whereas research means the systematic and experimental method to explore knowledge, facts and figures, explore new things, ideas and generate conclusions. American sociologist Earl Robert Babbie impressively defined the term research as a structured way to explain, revise, and control the phenomena observed by the observer In natural or controlled settings. Research is mainly undertaken to discover new phenomena, studying existing phenomenons, to explore knowledge, to address different challenges people are facing in mental health, medical and other fields, to make strategies for the beneficence of clients, patients and society and implement strategies to make human life satisfactory.
Research plays a significant role in this growing world as it captures accurate data and helps in implementing social norms in society. Research is mandatory as it provides necessary information about all fields of life and helps in improving laws, principles of society and standards of living of the common man. By discovering and inventing new things standards of life can be improved and this can only be happened by advancement in research. Researchers work on reality parameters so they bring out the truth from raw data, lies and rumours. Its laymen think that research is destructive in nature but they don’t understand that research is both constructive and destructive in nature and depends on its usage and whom it is using. To become research constructive it should be based on true facts, should be structured, systematic, summarized and have some conclusion.
Nevertheless, research plays an extremely important role in psychology. Research helps us understand what makes people think, feel, and act in certain ways; allows us to categorize psychological disorders in order to understand the symptoms and impact on the individual and society; helps us to understand how intimate relationships, development, schools, family, peers, and religion affect us as individuals and as a society; and helps us to develop effective treatments to improve the quality of life of individuals and groups.