Importance of Research Processes for Institutional Capacity Building


Written by:

Sheriff Ghali Ibrahim (Ph.D)
Department of Political Science And International Relations
University of Abuja, Abuja


Research is a process that encompasses an enquiry into a new or old area that may lead to a new discovery through data and information gathering, which could be tested and verified. According to Colibao research includes any gathering of data, information and facts for the advancement of knowledge (Gauch, 2003). In the argument of Creswell (2008), “Research is a process of steps used to collect and analyze information to increase our understanding of a topic or issue”. It consists of three steps: Pose a question, collect data to answer the question, and present an answer to the question