Griffiths` statement "There is no hope of doing perfect research" has been discussed in this report, which explores different methodologies to proof this statement. It shows that there is no mean to success and growth, if the research is considered perfect. This is an ongoing process, which negates the previous researches and brings new ideas and solutions for the people. This report also compares the differences of different researches, and gives reasons to proof the above statement.
Human beings are very curious about things, so research is an essential part of the human nature. When the word "Research" is observed keenly then we find that research is not only for scholarly purposes, but also in common words it is "to look again". We use this word in our routine life. If two different people prepare meal with same recipe. Those meals can have the same shape, but obviously will have the different tastes.
I agree with the statement of Griffiths that "there is no hope of doing perfect research" because humans are not perfect. We always have errors and faults along the way when we discover new ideas because human minds cannot be same.
If research were to be perfect, then the word research would have been vanished from the world. Because, people would have stopped the research for latest computers when they discovered the abacus. Similarly, if the research would have been stopped after inventing the candle, then people might not be enjoying the electricity now a days. If research were to be perfect then there would not be any ongoing research for new things. Similarly, a research conducted today on cancer will be negated in the near future. As can be seen, in 80,s Aids was considered a disease which has no cure, but now scientists and researchers have found the treatments, which can prevent it from spreading it out (Douglas).
To clarify this point, we shall study two researches to find that the sugar is the cause of diabetes or not. There was a publication at UK website, where it was discovered that there are two types of diabetes.
Type 1: The insulin-producing cells are destroyed and due to this reason insulin is not produced at all. Nobody has strong research that why these cells are damaged, but most likely are agreed that they are damaged due to abnormal reaction of cells in the body. Nothing is discovered which could prevent from Type 1 diabetes. It is always treated with the insulin injections.
Type 2: The diabetes, when either the body does not produce the insulin or the produced insulin is not sufficient for the body. This type of diabetes is treated by changing the life style of the patients, they are suggested balanced diet, physical activities, and prescribed to reduce weight, if they need to. But some people may need glucose or insulin injections to cure type 2 diabetes. A few of risk factors are also involved in type 2 diabetes, like to reduce weight. It was revealed that if " you're overweight or if your waist is 31.5 inches or over for women; 35 inches or over for Asian men and 37 inches or over for white and black men, you have high blood pressure or you've had a heart attack or a stroke, you're a woman with polycystic ovary syndrome and you are overweight, you've been told you have impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glycaemia, you're a woman and you've had gestational diabetes, you have severe mental health problems the greater your risk of having diabetes (Diabetes UK).
There is another research, where British heart foundation confirmed that there are two types of diabetes.
Type 1: In type 1, body cannot make the insulin, and this usually affects children and young adults.
Type 2: The body cannot produce the enough insulin or the produced insulin does not work properly.
Type 2 diabetes is more common in older people. It tends to develop gradually as the people get older than the age of 40. But, now it has been diagnosed even in younger people too, and few of ethnic groups are having more type 2 diabetes, like African Caribbean and South Asian region (British Heart Foundation).
Both researches proved that sugar is not what causes diabetes, and both researches gave the same results, but one of them was more in depth. It means that researches help us in finding new things, by working on the previous ideas. Humans are unique in their thinking. So, there is no hope of doing perfect research (Griffiths), because interpretations gathered by different people have different results. Every research done by different people and in different situations will have different results. There can be various types of situations which affect the results, such as place, location, atmosphere, the minds during the research, data and availability of raw materials, and the systematic path ways followed by the researchers. Basically research enables us to come to a conclusion which confirms challenges, expands and provides a new context to the previous research.
It concludes that research is a continuous process and outcomes are not predictable many a time. Mostly, researches involve a lot of time and money. Even then there is no hope of doing perfect research because statistics may vary due to different situations, raw material and data availability. So two people in different parts of the world may provide two different results at the same topic.
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Diabetes UK "Introduction to Diabetes". Guide to Diabetes. Diabetes UK.
Douglas, Feldman. The AIDS Crisis: A Documentary History. Westport, CT: Greenwoodpress.