There is no hope for perfect research
Various debates have been brought forward on the issue of perfect research. According to some analysts on social work, terming any form of situation as perfect is a mere understatement. Basing their argument on perfect being 99.9%, the million dollar question is what becomes of the outstanding 0.1%. In line with this argument I am justified to begin my essay with the idea that it is almost impossible to conduct perfect research. According to Griffiths (1998pp.97), human beings are naturally imperfect and all they undertake may be expressed as a struggle to survival and search for the unsurpassed. This basically means that, human beings are completely unable to be perfect.
In addition, if at all perfect research is possible, what are the reasons behind the many mishaps resulting from research done by famous scholars and educationists who have had praise for their philosophical abilities for quite a long time? Golafshani (2003pp. 11) states that if people incorporate aspects outside the content being researched on, it means that there was a hitch during the research process. Many works published today display this characteristic. Majority have been seen to be completely outside the content being researched which ultimately misleads many of its users. From the above premises, we are justified to come to a conclusion that perfect research is not possible.
According to Griffiths (1998pp.97), the aim of perfect research is to attain targets without creating any space for any doubts. Many learners and researchers are known to use a number of texts to conduct their research. This means that conducting a study using research by one individual, it would be completely impossible to achieve the set targets. Perfection should be related to validity and credibility of the product created for complete satisfaction to the consumer. If these characteristics are not met by the research conducted, it means that there is no perfection forcing the consumer fetch for more content to be used.
Griffiths (1998pp.97), argues that the process of research entails formulating a hypothesis then looking for materials to prove the hypothesis created. Most people who carry out research end up referring to works previously done by other writers. This entire process means that the process of trial and error is continually repeated by people who claim to be conducting perfect research. It is almost obvious that the end product is a result of ‘copy pasted’ errors and vague ideas of other people. In this regard therefore, we can arguably state that perfect research is absolutely not possible.
On the other hand, other scholars have brought different views on the issue of perfect research. Golafshani (2003pp. 54) believes that perfect research is possible if one obtains divination from God. From his studies on research from India, he argues that mediation from God has led to dedication, loyalty and earnestness in conducting research by various scholars. These kinds of research have led to fewer questions at times none in relation to the final work written. This is mostly because that light has been shed on what they endeavor to work on as well as the likely questions and doubts to be brought forward. Such people are bale to touch every person’s needs, a whole package to the users. In this case therefore, perfect research is possible, undoubtedly.
Griffiths, R. There is No Hope of Doing Perfect Research. Do You Agree? Deepti Korwar Publishers: New York. (1998, pp. 97).
Golafshani, N. Understanding Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research. The Qualitative Report Volume 8:4(2003).