What is the motivation with which the researcher undertake a research task? What are the possible research outcomes? My posted question is related with Research Methodology

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The motivation of the researcher should be to uncover knowledge.  A researcher may want to uncover knowledge for its own sake, or he/she may want to uncover knowledge for a more practical purpose.  Either way, the researcher tries to establish an accurate answer to some question.

Ideally, there are many possible research outcomes.  Researchers may find out that their hypothesis was correct.  Or they may find that it was incorrect.  If it is incorrect, there can be many different reasons why the hypothesis was mistaken.  I say this is ideal because researchers sometimes skew their results (consciously or not) because they want their hypothesis to be found correct.

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