Arab Institute for Development Programmes & Studies is a non-profit organization headquartered in Beirut, Lebanon, focusing on education, training and sustainable development.


AIDPS Representatives

Economic Research

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Objectives & Methods

Our economic research objectives are to overview the conceptual and philosophical basis of research methodology in economics, and to dedevelop the procedural guidelines on planning, designing and conducting research projects. Research methodology deals with general approaches or guidelines to conducting research. It provides the principles for organizing, planning, designing, and conducting research, but it cannot tell you in detail how to conduct a specific, individual research.

Research methodology provides the principles for organizing, planning, designing and conducting research. Research methods provide the specific details of how one accomplishes a research task (procedures and methods); It provides specific and detailed procedures of how to initiate, carry out, and complete a research task by mainly focusing on how to do it. Research methodology deals with general approaches or guidelines to conducting research. It provides the principles for organizing, planning, designing, and conducting research, but it cannot tell you in detail how to conduct a specific, individual research.

Highlights

Study which integrates the various components of economics to accomplish a defined, goal-directed research To expand our knowledge and make that knowledge useful to the study of world problems To learn by doing under the supervision of an advisor (shown to be an effective model) Pull together various aspects of economic theories, methods, and analysis to present in a coherent, logical, reliable and useful manner.

Processes of discovery and confirmation

Discovery deals with formulating, finding, and creating new knowledge, information
Confirmation deals with validity or reliability of information
Discovery is a creative process (art) requiring questioning, probing, pursuing alternative avenues of exploration, etc..
Confirmation is more highly developed and this is the ‘science’ part of the discipline