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Aim of research is to find the answers to the questions generated in a curious mind. The discovery, preservation and communication of the historical and present record of human society when combined with scientific deliberation, rewards the seekers and the readers. A lot of efforts can be seen to understand research and its process. Seldom do we find contents pertaining to research in the area of art or humanities. The paper entitled ‘Research Methodology’ seeks clarity towards an approach to research and is comprised into three parts to generate a bird eye view from general aspects of research to research in humanities stream. Wherein Part I contains basic as well as pertinent aspects related to importance of research, definitions, objectives, stimulus- its significance and types: where the classification is based on general, nature, purpose and design. Research is seldom neutral, but reflects a range Researcher’s personal interest, values, abilities, assumptions, aims and ambition. Everyone is a philosopher and has an own concept of the world. The alternative to having a philosophy is not having no philosophy but having a bad philosophy. Part II includes an introduction to Research Theories, Philosophies and Methods with inclination to humanities as the main stream. Research involves a systematic process that contains multiple steps sometimes inter linked as well. Part III probes into the concepts and layers of Research Process along with certain amount of light on aspects pertaining to literary studies.


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Anila A. Pillai, & Dr. Urvashi Kaushal. (2020). Research Methodology- An Introduction To Literary Studies. Central Asian Journal of Literature, Philosophy and Culture, 1(1), 1-11.


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