- MemberOctober 29, 2021 at 11:32 pm
Theory in my opinion is an assumption of something to be true which is used to propose or explain a concept without actually having definite proof. It is mostly introduced through findings and observations of a certain subject either naturally or experimentally. Some are even established and being followed as best practices in certain areas of knowledge.
Theories play an important role as a guideline for research, as it provides a direction by limiting the scope of study so that the researcher can focus on the main objective of his/her research. This will help in narrowing down the variability and refining the research questions.
Apart from that, theories also allow researchers to carefully select appropriate methods for their studies, predict the outcomes, and perform better analysis as the foundation has been laid and an existing knowledge base is available. This will help in achieving a significant result of research.
By having theories, researchers are able to understand and justify the importance of conducting their research.