Inspiration for a solution to a research concern or subject might come from anywhere: your own life or work experience, a theory, a news story, or another study.
Knowledge gained via work or life experience
Problems that we’d want to have an answer to may be uncovered via common, everyday occurrences in either our personal or professional lives. On the other hand, we can come upon a topic or problems whose solutions we’d want to pursue.
For instance, you may find that organically grown fruits taste better to you than conventionally grown ones, leading you to question if this is a widespread preference. The subject of whether or not individuals prefer the flavor of organically farmed fruits over the flavor of non-organic fruits is the focus of this investigation. In contrast, if you’re a professional nature reserve warden, you could wish to promote the growth of a certain plant species because you’ve learned that it serves as a critical food source for a threatened butterfly species. How to promote the spread of the plant species of interest might be the topic of investigation.
Theories are hypotheses or suppositions that attempt to explain the connections between various factors. Both broad, widely held views (like the one that domestic cats are to blame for the fall of bird populations in UK gardens) and narrower, more specialized concepts may be classified as theories (for example, that global warming is causing a change to the timing of the seasonal responses of the flowering cherry tree in the UK).
Not all hypotheses have to be written in a formal style. A few instances are as follows:
“Men are prone, as a rule and on average, to raise their consumption as their income grows, but not as much as the growth in their income,” as stated by Keynes, is a hypothesis.
It is a hypothesis that online students have a distinct set of requirements than their on-campus counterparts.
• It is hypothesized that by breeding two different types of drought-resistant maize, a more resilient hybrid will result.
• It is a hypothesis that all organisms occupy a basic niche. Although theories may be helpful in proposing new lines of inquiry and directing research in general, we should not let them prevent us from considering other possible answers. Knowledge is the product of diligent inquiry.
Media Channels and Existing Studies
Existing studies, magazines, online channels, and newspapers are just few of the various places you may find written works. In the course of one’s research and reading, one could come across unanswered questions or areas of research gap.
One possible use for this is as a research foundation. The media, especially database of international online journals, offer us with a deluge of data that might inspire new lines of inquiry.