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Identifying Research Work To Undertake



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4.5 Identifying Research Work To Undertake
4.5.1The Research problem
Research starts with a problem to solve.






Figure 1 below sets out these processes in terms of the questions to be asked, the steps to take and the important elements of each step.










Problem
Research questions Hypotheses Objectives Activities



50 1. Once a problem has been identified, e.g. carotenoid losses during processing of sweet potato, there is a need to move onto formulating research questions.
4.5.2 The research questions
1. Research questions identify the phenomenon to be studied. They help articulate ideas. They also help to define an investigation, set boundaries, provide directions and act as a frame of reference for assessing the work What Why How What if What type of When What are the potential relationships you want to explore Identifying some research questions is just the first step. You will then need to look hard and ruthlessly at each question, since the first version of a research question almost always have major flaws so will either need to be amended or changed completely. The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the right questions (Claude Levi Strauss.


Manual contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Training objectives
Style and content of the training programme
Introduction to the trainers
Francis ouruma alacho
Professor satish chandra
Chitaku g. mucheleng’anga
Dr gregory robin
Professor keith tomlins
Course timetable
Module one writing research proposals
Value chain approaches
Table 2.1 concept note content
Expected results
Organisation
Other related
Why is it important to the scientific world – what
Practice makes perfect!!
Split into existing groups
Example of coding an interview script
Undertaking research in value chains
What is a value chain
Fieldwork exercise diagnosis of trc value chain research needs
Ideas for interview questions general
Table 5.1 criteria fora successful interviewer
Module two research methods
Informed consent
Table 7.1 selected patent applications by patent office, broken down by resident and
Source: wipo statistics database, january 2011
Module three capturing intellectual property rights
Table 8.1: summary of types of intellectual property and what they protect
Certification marks
Potato”. ab geographical indication (gi)
Plant breeders' rights (pbr)
Protection of new plant varieties
Exercise: who owns ip
Hawai’i taro patent controversy
Source: makerere university (2010) process map for to-be process – inv 1.1 protection-patenting.
Chapter ten building a community of practice
References/further reading
Research methods
Intellectual property rights
Appendix 1 understanding and using development terms
Stakeholders
Information on data
Quality assurance
Backup and security
Expected difficulties in data sharing
Preparation of data for sharing and archiving
Appendix 4 research funding bodies
African union research grant call
Bill & melinda gates foundation, usa
Gdn’s global research capacity building program on research
International foundation for science
Leverhulme-royal society africa award
Newton international fellowships scheme
Rockefeller foundation
Start (system for analysis research and training)
The africa/asia/latin america scholarly collaborative program
The cgiar research program on climate change, agriculture, and food
The food security center (fsc) university of hohenheim, germany
Third world academy of sciences
World bank – development marketplace
Appendix 5 check your proposal
It is important not to
Typical comments from evaluators of eu research proposals (corn, 2010)
Final advice from the eu/checklist
Appendix 6 course forms
Strongly agree
End of training evaluation form


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