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  1. applied research

    Applied science is the use of the scientific method and knowledge obtained via conclusions from the method to attain practical goals. It includes a broad range of disciplines such as engineering and medicine. Applied science is often contrasted with basic science, which is focused on advancing scientific theories and laws that explain and predict natural or other phenomena.Applied science can also apply formal science, such as statistics and probability theory, as in epidemiology. Genetic epidemiology is an applied science applying both biological and statistical methods. Applied science can also apply social science, such as application of psychology in applied psychology, criminology and law.


  1. Applied research

    Applied research is a form of systematic inquiry involving the practical application of science. It accesses and uses some part of the research communities' accumulated theories, knowledge, methods, and techniques, for a specific, often state-, business-, or client-driven purpose. Applied research is compared to pure research in discussion about research ideals, methodologies, programs, and projects. Applied research deals with solving practical problems and generally employs empirical methodologies. Because applied research resides in the messy real world, strict research protocols may need to be relaxed. For example, it may be impossible to use a random sample. Thus, transparency in the methodology is crucial. Implications for interpretation of results brought about by relaxing an otherwise strict canon of methodology should also be considered. The OECD's Frascati Manual describes Applied Research as one of the three forms of research, along with Basic research & Experimental Development. Due to its practical focus, applied research information will be found in the literature associated with individual disciplines.

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    The numerical value of applied research in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

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    The numerical value of applied research in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  • البحوث التطبيقيةArabic
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  • एप्लाइड रिसर्चHindi
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  • pesquisa aplicadaPortuguese
  • பயனுறு ஆராய்ச்சிTamil
  • عملی تحقیقUrdu

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