studies carried out in the course of an activity or occupation, typically in the field of education, to improve the methods and approach of those involved.
Evaluation research is a set of research methods and associated methodologies with a distinctive purpose. They provide a means to judge actions and activities in terms of values, criteria and standards. At the same time evaluation is also a practice that seeks to enhance effectiveness in the public sphere and policy making.
Basically is used to provide feedback on an event, organization, program, policy, technology, person, activity, etc.
All of these are called “object(s)”
It assesses information about the “object”
Used heavily in social sciences and government agencies
Usually outcomes influence decision-making process
Fundamental research, also known as basic research or pure research does not usually generate findings that have immediate applications in a practical level. Fundamental research is driven by curiosity and the desire to expand knowledge in specific research area. This type of research makes a specific contribution to the academic body of knowledge in the research area.
Applied research “aims at finding a solution for an immediate problem facing a society, or an industrial/business organisation, whereas fundamental research is mainly concerned with generalisations and with the formulation of a theory”. Applied research is considered to be non-systematic inquiry and it is usually launched by a company, agency or an individual in order to address a specific problem