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What is the difference between Basic Research and Applied Research?

Asked by G. Woods, Last updated: May 22, 2020

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W. Kaye, Ex-Marine, Post Graduate, Chapel Hill

Answered Mar 17, 2020

Basic research is purely scientific research that is geared toward an improved understanding or prediction of natural events. Applied research uses scientific theories to develop technology and methods to intervene in natural experiences. Basic research can be explored as research that tries to enhance the already existing knowledge base. Basic research is generally theoretical. On the other hand, applied research has a practical approach. The applicability of basic research is more impressive than applied research because basic research is universally applicable. In contrast, applied research can only examine a specific set of circumstances for its purpose. Basic research is generalized research, in which the objective is to gather data and build upon our knowledge base. Applied research uses data specifically for real-world applications. Applied research is superior in the notion of utilizing valuable research to solve problems and to make lives easier by creating new inventions.
 

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