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  Research - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Research is often described as an active, diligent, and systematic process of inquiry aimed at discovering, interpreting, and revising facts.
The term research is also used to describe a collection of information about a particular subject, and is usually associated with science and the scientific method.
It is not unusual for researchers to present their project in such a light as to 'slot' it into either applied or basic research, depending on the requirements of the funding sources.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Research   (1167 words)

 Science - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scientists maintain that scientific investigation must adhere to the scientific method, a process for evaluating empirical knowledge that explains observable events in nature as results of natural causes, rejecting supernatural notions.
Workers in corporate research laboratories also practice science, although their results are often deemed trade secrets and not published in public journals.
While scientific journals communicate and document the results of research carried out in universities and various other institutions, science magazines cater to the needs of a wider readership.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Science   (4161 words)

 Scientific Research on the Benefits of Transcendental Meditation.
Other research has found that meditating individuals in their mid-50s have a biological age twelve years younger than their chronological age, and that people beginning the practice even at 80 years of age live longer and are healthier and happier than controls of the same age.
Research has further demonstrated that when groups practicing the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs are introduced into a city, state, or country anywhere in the world, then crime decreases, there are fewer traffic accidents, and the quality of life improves in that area.
Published research has shown that increases in the size of the group have an influence in both the United States and Canada, resulting in fewer violent deaths due to homicides, suicides, and traffic fatalities, a reduction in unemployment and inflation; and a general improvement in the quality of life.
www.tm.org /discover/research/summary.html   (1933 words)

 Research on the Transcendental Meditation Program - Summary
Other research has found that meditating individuals in their mid-50s have a biological age twelve years younger than their chronological age, and that people beginning the practice even at 80 years of age live longer and are healthier and happier than controls of the same age (see Part I: Physiology in Vols.
Research has further demonstrated that when groups practicing Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program are introduced into a city, state, or country anywhere in the world that crime decreases, there are fewer traffic accidents, and the quality of life improves in that area.
Published research has shown that increases in the size of the group have an influence in both the US and Canada, resulting in fewer violent deaths due to homicides, suicides, and traffic fatalities, a reduction in unemployment and inflation; and a general improvement in the quality of life.
www.mum.edu /tm_research/summary_tm_res.html   (1925 words)

 MBNMS: Scientific Research Plan
Research results will be used for making management decisions about resource protection and to develop and improve education programs for visitors and others interested in the Sanctuary.
This research may be followed by a field survey and archeological assessment to locate and evaluate the extent to which historical resources are based in the Sanctuary.
It is hoped that ultimately this research will establish a firm scientific basis from which to apply management and possible regulatory measures that will reduce the impacts of activities that modify sediment flow in the marine environment.
bonita.mbnms.nos.noaa.gov /research/research_plan.html   (3931 words)

 Consciousness-Based Education Association
This research, conducted at more than 200 universities and research institutes in 30 countries, confirms the universal and profound effectiveness of this program in raising the quality of life.
More than 40 years of experience and over 600 scientific research studies have shown this non-sectarian program to improve educational outcomes, reduce stress and antisocial behavior, increase creativity and intelligence, and unfold the inner happiness of students and teachers of all cultural and educational backgrounds.
Research has shown that the practice of the Transcendental Meditation program by elementary and secondary students significantly improved academic achievement on national standardized tests (17, 18); improved cognitive abilities (12); and improved field independence, indicating broader comprehension with the ability to focus sharply (13).
www.cbeprograms.org /research/index.html   (773 words)

 Stanford University: Research
Several national research centers are located on the campus, including the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).
Numerous other research centers and institutes are listed here by subject: engineering, humanities, medicine, sciences and social sciences.
Faculty and student research is supported by numerous offices, including the Office of Research Administration and the Dean of Research office, which maintains the Research Policy Handbook.
www.stanford.edu /home/research/index.html   (342 words)

 Ridges and Furrows - Scientific Researchers
In the late 1800's, Kollmann of Hamburg Germany, was the first researcher to address the formation of friction ridges on the fetus and the random physical stresses and tensions which may have played a part in their growth.
Alfred Hale was an associate of Harold Cummins at Tulane University.  In 1952 he published a paper called "Morphogenesis of the Volar Skin in the Human Fetus".  His paper documents the actual stages of  friction ridge development in addition to describing friction ridge skin formation on the human fetus.
In summary...scientific research (including hundreds of years of observation by scientific researchers and friction ridge identification specialists) has played a significant role in supporting all premises of friction ridge identification.
www.ridgesandfurrows.homestead.com /scientific_researchers.html   (328 words)

 Scientific Research on Transcendental Meditation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-01)
Researchers predicted in advance that the calming influence of group meditation practice could reduce violent crime by over 20 percent in Washington, DC, during an 8-week period in the summer of 1993.
The Brain Research Institute is a scientific research institute within the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy.
Scientific research has clearly demonstrated that when one per cent of the population of a city or town practices Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation Programme, the crime rate significantly decreases.
www.alltm.org /research.html   (912 words)

 Understanding Scientific Research
Scientific journals require research articles to go through a process called "peer review." During peer review, scientific experts who were not connected to the study review the article and decide whether it was done properly and whether the findings have merit.
Researchers are trying to determine whether DES-exposed women and men are at an increased risk for certain health problems compared with the general population.
For instance, one cohort study revealed that one in six women prescribed DES while pregnant can be expected to develop breast cancer in her lifetime, compared with an expected rate of one in eight women in the general population (Titus-Ernstoff et al., 2001).
www.cdc.gov /DES/consumers/research/understanding_scientific.html   (853 words)

 Scientific Research
Academy of Religion and Psychical Research: Encourages dialogue, exchange of ideas, education, and cooperation between clergy and academics of religion and philosophy and scientists, researchers and academics of all scientific and humanistic disciplines in the fields of psychical research and new disciplines as well as the historic sciences.
The sole objective of the ISS is to disseminate the scientific proof of survival death on a global level.
Society for Psychical Research (SPR): Based out of London, England, The purpose of the Society for Psychical Research is to advance the understanding of events and abilities commonly described as 'psychic' or 'paranormal', without prejudice and in a scientific manner.
www.after-death.com /links/research.htm   (2951 words)

 Scientific Research Support Program
Applicants must devote at least 75% of their time to research, be a U.S. Citizen or a permanent resident, hold an M.D. or equivalent domestic or foreign degree, and be a full-time staff member within a U.S. institution at the time of award.
To support research in the fields of nephrology, urology, and related disciplines by individuals who have completed fellowship training and hold junior faculty positions at U.S. university-affiliated medical centers.
To support training in laboratory and clinical research of individuals whose goal is a career in academic Nephrology or a closely related field.
www.kidney.org /professionals/research/scientific.cfm   (722 words)

 Scientific Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-01)
This industry is always developing, and requires supporting scientific research in order to maintain quality and high standards.
NOC gives research and development projects relating to the oil industry all the importance that it deserves.
these research activities are closely related to the needs of these companies arising from their daily operations, in the oil fields, re-fineries and gas plants.
www.libyaninvestment.com /oil/scientific_research.php   (183 words)

 EPA Educational Resources: Researchers and Scientists
These pages show the role of science at EPA and give access to scientific information that may be useful in understanding and protecting our environment.
The role of science and research and priority environmental research areas for EPA.
National Environmental Respiratory Center - A national research center established by the US EPA to facilitate scientific research for understanding and managing air quality health risks.
www.epa.gov /epahome/research.htm   (263 words)

 SPSS Business Solutions | Scientific Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-01)
Observation and experimentation are central to the scientific process, in fields ranging from astronomy to zoology.
Naturally, scientific researchers like you generate a certain amount of factual data-often, massive amounts-that must be systematically analyzed and interpreted.
One of the many ways SPSS products are used in scientific research is to assess the outcome of medical treatments or therapies.
www.spss.com /uk/scientific_research/index.htm?source=homepage&hpzone=business   (260 words)

 About Transcendental Meditation Scientific Research
These studies have been gathered in Scientific Research on the Maharishi Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programmes, Volumes 1-6, containing over 4,000 pages of scientific papers and appear below in the Bibliography of 508 TM programme studies.
Transcendental Consciousness has been found by physiological research to be a fourth major state of consciousness, a state of restful alertness, distinct from the commonly experienced states of waking, dreaming, and deep sleep.
Research has further confirmed that large groups practicing the TM-Sidhi programme together in one place-approximately the square root of one percent of the population-radiate an influence of orderliness and harmony in the society at large.
www.tm.org.nz /research   (898 words)

 SmallTalk Learning: Research & Resources: Scientific Studies
Researchers have found that early exposure to Sign Language is linked to increased vocabulary and improved reading skills.
Joseph Garcia became interested in the idea of using Sign Language as a tool for communication with pre-verbal babies when he noticed that babies raised in the Deaf Community were using Sign Language to communicate from a very young age.
Please contact us if you know of other scientific research related to the benefits of Sign Language so that we may share this information with others.
www.smalltalklearning.com /research/studies.html   (735 words)

 Institute for Scientific Research - Boston College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-01)
The Institute for Scientific Research (ISR) at Boston College embodies the university's motto Ever to Excel.
It has been and continues to be at the forefront of creative research by developing and using sophisticated analysis tools to explain various physical phenomena.
If your research needs are within the realm of the earth and space sciences or environmental studies, the ISR has the skills and resources to help you.
www.bc.edu /research/isr   (114 words)

 Auroville Centre for Scientific Research
uroville Centre for Scientific Research (CSR) is an international voluntary organisation working towards a sustainable future in the field of renewable energy systems (wind, solar, biomass), appropriate architecture and building technologies, waste water recycling and sanitation, and the transfer of these technologies through training programmes.
From April 1998 CSR was registered under two trusts, one for its research activities, Auroville Centre for Scientific Research, the other for its commercial activities, Aurore Trust.
CSR receives grants and donations for its programmes and research projects from Indian and foreign governmental and non-governmental agencies, and from well-wishers worldwide.
www.auroville.org /research/csr/csr.htm   (427 words)

 Scientific Research
This research has been carefully scrutinized by independent scholars and accepted for publication in top academic journals (see references).
These studies are backed by more than 600 other published studies conducted at over 200 independent universities and research institutes in 30 countries on the individual and societal benefits of Maharishi’s Vedic technologies of consciousness.
This extensive body of scientific research makes Maharishi’s Unified Field-Based Approach to Defense the most thoroughly tested and rigorously established technology of defense in the world today.
www.invincibility.org /research.html   (655 words)

 WeaverResearch: Scripture-Based Scientific Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-01)
Weaver Research is a non-profit organization devoted to correlating modern scientific findings with the history of the world as given to us by God through His prophets and in the Holy Scriptures.
In one camp are the theologians who believe in a literal interpretation of the scriptures, but have little to no scientific background and thus lack the ability to produce truly viable correlation theories.
In the other camp are the scholars and scientists who are truly schooled in the available scientific evidence, but nearly always lack the scriptural faith of the theologians and tend to dismiss, twist, or minimize historical accounts in the scriptures.
www.weaverresearch.org   (524 words)

 Scientific Research in State Parks
In recognition of the value of parks as natural laboratories, scientists and students are encouraged to use the state parks system for scientific research and training.
The division's research program is intended to help park managers better understand the natural resources and processes that they manage and to provide the scientific community and the general public with greater insight into the long-term management and protection of natural resources.
The North Carolina state parks system's research program is administered by the division's resource management program and is open to any researcher affiliated with a professional, scientific, governmental or educational institution.
ils.unc.edu /parkproject/explore/research.html   (306 words)

 Scientific Reports
Remember that other researchers should ideally be able to reproduce experiments exactly, based on the lab report; using first person indicates (to some readers) that the experiment cannot be duplicated without the original researchers present.
Many editors of professional scientific journals prefer that writers distinguish the lines in their graphs by attaching a symbol to them, usually a geometric shape (triangle, square, etc.), and using that symbol throughout the curve of the line.
Leads the reader through all the stages of the research process, from developing a question into a problem that can be addressed, to planning and drafting, to revising for clarity and comprehension.
www.unc.edu /depts/wcweb/handouts/lab_report_complete.html   (7972 words)

 The TMJ Association, Ltd. Changing The Face of TMJ
The TMJ Association has sponsored three scientific meeting in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health with the goal of building a solid scientific basis for TMJ research and to define future directions of research.
The first scientific meeting of The TMJ Association was held in May of 2000 and brought together an interdisciplinary group of experts in an effort to stimulate the interest of a broad range of scientific investigators to direct their attention and scientific expertise to the temporomandibular joint and related tissue physiology and pathophysiology.
Researchers are deciphering the biological changes that can turn pain into a debilitating, chronic state--and they are uncovering new targets for potential painkilling drugs.
www.tmj.org /research.asp   (1549 words)

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