Difference between Applied Research and Fundamental Research | Research Methods

Difference between Applied Research and Fundamental Research
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S.no. Applied Research Fundamental Research
1.  Applied research is the research which is generally conducted to solve the problem of the organization setting. Fundamental research is the research which is generally conducted to develop some new theories.
2. Applied research is more concerned with knowledge that has immediate application and would be useful in making decisions and formulating policies. Fundamental research is concerned with the development, examination, verification and refinement of research methods, procedures ,techniques and tools that form the body of research methodology.
3. Applied research is deductive in nature that means it keeps some theories as its base while conducting research. Fundamental research is inductive in nature that means it comes with new theory discoveries.
4. Applied research is also called action research. Fundamental research is also called basic research or pure research.
5. Applied research is quantitative in nature. The managers generally carry out applied research and it is used in day to day life. Fundamental research is qualitative in nature. The professors generally carry out fundamental research and it is used for future benefits.

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