Motivation for Research

What makes people to undertake research? This question is of fundamental importance. The possible motives for doing research may either be one or more of the following:

1. Desire to get a research degree along with its consequential benefits.
2. Desire to face the challenge in solving the unsolved problems, i.e., concern over practical problems initiates research.
3. Desire to get the intellectual joy of doing some creative work.
4. Desire to serve the research community.
5. Desire to earn respect.

However, this is not an exhaustive list of factors motivating people to undertake research studies. Many more factors, such as directives of government, employment conditions, curiosity about new things, social thinking and awakening, etc may well motivate, or at times compel, people to perform research operations.


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