Research is just not the process of gathering information, it is also about answering some unanswered questions or creating one that currently does not exist. In many ways, research expands the boundaries of our knowledge. Everything that we know had to be discovered by someone at some point in time. The discovery and the creation of the knowledge lie at the heart of the research. Good research is a systematic organised and specific goal-oriented search (Lee,89).
Research methodology is about the specific procedures or techniques that are used to identify, select, process, and analyze information about a topic. In a research paper, the methodology section allows the reader to critically evaluate a study’s overall validity and reliability.
On day 1, the students were shown the methods and different styles of citation to acknowledge one’s work.
On day 3, the students were taken through a virtual journey, of seven steps, from creating a focussed research question and reaching the end of completing the final draft with the aid of a PPT.
The students were then assigned a task to write an essay of 1500 words collaboratively. They were asked to follow proper methodological steps and citation procedures. Finally, the essay was presented by the group, the very next day.
The students displayed passion and sincerity towards their work and hence could present effectively in their stimulated time.