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Topic: There is no hope of doing a perfect research (Griffiths, 1998, p97). Do you agree?

     As we have been marching onwards, research has become undeniably indispensable and essential for advancement in myriad fields. It has produced a lot of useful innovations in science and technology, and in all other fields such as in psychology, political science, and in economics. Hence, since it has become a great deal for humankind to produce knowledge, it has been a constant aspiration for us to enhance methods or processes of research. Although research results may appear promising, nevertheless, their reliability or validity has always been threatened with the presence of errors and biases in the study. Thus, it has been argued that there is no hope of doing a perfect research.             Research, as defined by the Research Council of Nipissing University, “is any original and systematic investigation undertaken in order to increase knowledge and understanding and to establish facts and principles”[1]. In addition, it also means “studious inquiry; usually, critical and exh…

Suggested Reading List

English-Language Novels

1984 by George Oswell
Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
The Adventure of Augie March by Saul Bellow
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durell
All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren

The Ambassadors by Henry James

An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

Animal Farm by George Oswell

Anthem by Ayn Rand

Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara
Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis
As I lay Dying by William Faulkner