Complete 2 page APA formatted essay: Compare and contrast applied and theoretical forms of research. Provide support for each of your answers.
Applied research is recognized as successful when a particular research helps in figuring out a solution to any particular issue for which the research was being conducted (McArdle 28). A research that is applied in nature is considered as successful in accordance to the degree of its scientific competence. Research that is theoretical in nature is deemed as successful when a research ends up in figuring out a novice concept or phenomenon or it helps in figuring out new ideas (McArdle 28). The main aim of the researcher of applied research is to provide the world with theoretical frame work in order to help enhance the world’s interpretation of a concept.
A research is regarded as applied in nature when the research results in successfully solving a particular issue that is practical in nature and these problems are experienced by various stakeholders including businesses, governments and politicians. In the case of applied research, the issue experienced by the individual or organization funding the research is refined and then a solution is figured out to help the patron. Theoretical research is not conducted with the aim of solving a issue of a particular organization or individual, it rather is conducted for the betterment of the whole society and to help the society understand a particular phenomenon.
Applied research and theoretical research are both conducted to benefit human beings and society (Bernan 219). But applied research is conducted to solve the problem or an agenda experienced by a particular organization or individual and that particular organization or individual funds the research. The organization or the individual even has the liberty to decide whether to make the research public or use it for his own advantage only. On the other hand, findings of theoretical research benefit both the overall society and individuals and are published to help ever individual of the society in learning about an issue or a