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Applied and Basic Research & Scientific Inquiry

What is the major difference between applied and basic research?
. basic research is more traditional
. basic research has no immediate application
. applied research is less important
. basic research takes longer to complete

Identify and select the correct order of steps in scientific inquiry.
. asking new questions, reconsidering the theory, working with the hypothesis, testing the hypothesis
. formulating a hypothesis, collecting relevant information, testing the hypothesis, working with the hypothesis
. reconsidering the theory, asking new questions, identifying the important factors, collecting relevant information
. asking the question, identifying the important factors, asking new questions, testing the hypothesis

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1. What is the major difference between applied and basic research?

(a) basic research is more traditional
(b) basic research has no immediate application
(c) applied research is less important
(d) basic research takes longer to complete

Best Answer;: (b) basic research has no immediate application

Why? Basic research (as opposed to applied that study a specific area for immediate application) studies a research question which may have not immediate clinical application, such as the questions: "What does this work have to do with my health?" a reader may ask. "How will this research translate to better treatments for cancer, Alzheimer's, heart disease, or the many other serious illnesses that take a toll on our lives?"

This type of work is called basic research. It is the study of a research ...

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This solution provides the best response and explanation for two multiple choice question: What is the major difference between applied and basic research? Identify and select the correct order of steps in scientific inquiry.

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