The patron ‘Research’ is the masculine side of
Science - prominently displayed as the 'Elderly Man' in ‘SCIENCE’.
Research advances human knowledge. It is the
‘engine’ of science – Research establishes novel facts, solves new or existing problems, proves new ideas, develops
new theories and concepts. Cognitive science is the study of mental acquisition, retention, and utilization
of knowledge – ‘actionable information’.
The word ‘research’ comes from French,
recerchier, to search. There are three area of research:
1) Scientific Research – uses
2 ) Artistic Research – a ‘practice-based
research’ where the objects of research are creative works of beauty.
3) Historical Research – uses the
historical method by which historians use primary sources and other evidence of research. The current trend
in historiography has been a shift away from traditional diplomatic, economic and political history toward social
and cultural studies.