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Inquiry Vs Research

Lesson 1: Inquiry vs. Research: A Review

Intended learning outcomes

1. Explain the meaning of research in relation to inquiry.


2. Point out the similarities and differences of research
and inquiry.
3. Appraise the value of concepts learned about inquiry
and research.
Activity 1: Vocabulary Improvement

Directions: Based on your stock knowledge and on the words surrounding the
middle word, define the middle word in each cluster.

study
scrutinize inspect

sample peruse
investigate

mixed haphazard
Activity 1: Vocabulary Improvement

Directions: Based on your stock knowledge and on the words surrounding the
middle word, define the middle word in each cluster.

consider reflect

ponder

meditate contemplate
Activity 1: Vocabulary Improvement

Directions: Based on your stock knowledge and on the words surrounding the
middle word, define the middle word in each cluster.

unplanned
illogic
random

disorderly
1. What do you recall about these
two words: Inquiry and Research?

2. What else do you know about


Inquiry and Research?
Nature of Inquiry and Research

• Inquiry, a term that is synonymous with the word "investigation".

• When you inquire or investigate, you tend to ask questions for probe


or examine something
• You do this kind of examination through your HOTS or higher order
thinking strategies of inferential, analytical, critical, creative, and
appreciative thinking to discover more understandable or
meaningful things beyond such object of inquiry.
Characteristics of Research

• Research is a scientific, experimental, or inductive manner of


thinking

• Starting from particular to more complex ideas

• Execute varied thinking acts that range from lower-order to higher-


order thinking strategies
Characteristics of Research

• Research activities:
- identifying the topic or problem
- gathering data
- making theories
- formulating hypothesis
- analyzing data
- drawing conclusions
Characteristics of Research

• Words to characterize research:


- empirical - based on observation or experience
- logical - according to the rules of logic
- cyclical - occurring in cycle
- analytical - using analysis or logical reasoning
- critical - expressing or involving analysis
- methodical - following a system of methods
- replicable - able to be repeated to obtain a consistent result
Characteristics of Research

• The data you work on in research do not come mainly from yourself
but also from other sources of knowledge like people, books, and
artworks, among others.

One cardinal principle in research is to give acknowledgment to


owners of all sources of knowledge involved in your research work.

• Giving credit to people from whom you derived your data is yours
way of not only thanking the authors of their contribution to the
field, but also establishing the validity and reliability of the findings.
Methods of Research

• To be a researcher is to be a scientist, who must think logically or


systematically.

• Doing inductive thinking that makes you ponder on specific ideas


first, then move to more complex concepts like conclusions or
generalization.

• Doing deductive thinking that lets you start from forming


generalizations to examining details about the subject matter
Inquiry vis-à-vis research

• Similar to inquiry that starts from what you are ignorant about,
research makes you learn something by means of a problem-solving
technique.

• Both inquiry and research encourage you to formulate questions to


direct you to the exact information you want to discover about the
object of your curiosity.
Inquiry vis-à-vis research

• Although the core word for both inquiry and research is investigation
or questioning, they are not exactly the same in all aspects.

• Research includes more complex acts of investigation than inquiry


because the former follows a scientific procedure of discovering
truths or meanings about things in this world.
Comprehension check

• Direction: Explain your understanding of inquiry and research.

• 1. Compare and Contrast Inquiry and Research.

• 2. Which is easier to carry out: Inquiry or Research? Give reasons.

• 3. Could Inquiry and Research go together? Explain your point.


Concept elaboration

• Direction: Form a group of three and do these group activity.

A. Prove how inquisitive you are by raising investigative questions


about these topics:

• 1. Students & Social Media 4. Proper Waste Disposal


• 2. Climate Change. 5. Drug Related Killings
• 3. Teenage Pregnancy
Concept elaboration
• Direction: Determine whether Inquiry or Research is applicable to the given
situations. Check the corresponding column of your answer
Situation Inquiry Research

1. A person wants to know the occupant of one condominium.

2. A student wants to know the medicinal effects of guava leaves.

3. Mr. Cruz wants to know the technique to make his electric fan function instantly.

4. Professor Gomez wants to discover the impact of social media on his students ’
learning abilities.

5. Aling Rosa wants to know the reason behind the decrease of her sales for the day.

6. A business man wants to find out which between these two marketing strategies:
free tasting and attractive packaging, could increase daily sales.
Concept learning assessment

• Direction: Use percentage grade (50% to 100%) to indicate the extent of your
learning about each of the following topics:

Topic your learning


In percentage
1. Differences and similarities between Inquiry and Research
2. Behavior of people practicing Inquiry and Research
3. Reasons behind people’s inquisitive attitudes
4. Research as an inductive thinking
5. Lower-order and higher-order thinking strategies
Thank you for listening.
I hope your learn something.
Reference:
 Practical Research 2
Esther L. Baraceros (2016)
Rex Book Store, Inc.
 Research as Inquiry
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