Collecting data from an experiment provides evidence. e.g. monitoring section of Internet and collect statistical data on amount of traffic. Can be presented in research paper. Review reliability and repeatability to ensure data is acceptable.
Body of knowledge is vast, can be found in: academic journals conference papers books etc. Source material for what is already known.
In science, everything has to be supported by evidence – no evidence, no scientific theory. Hyperspace is an example of science fiction as there is no evidence that faster than speed of light travel is possible. In the future, if this becomes possible then it will be science fact as there will be evidence to support it. When writing a […]
What will be delivered? Typically an academic paper (WRT the degree course, it will be the dissertation).
Project will need to be completed in stages and should have a schedule with dates and deadlines. This is a project plan. Large projects may require full project planning tools and techniques. Smaller projects may only require a Gannt chart. Helps ensure that work is done in correct order and to avoid stalling (when progress halts as a dependent action […]
What will you produce to illustrate that you have met your objectives? The artefact could be something like a device or piece of software. Tim Berners-Lee produced a web server and client to show his hypothesis would work (Internet and hypertext). Alternative artefacts could include results from experiments which could then be used to produce graphs and charts.
How to achieve objectives? Perform research activities. What activities? Experiments? Observations? Build something to demo hypothesis? Outlines/describes how you will actually carry out your research.