Investigation project

A research project is considered to be the plan that is developed before the completion of a research project. Its objective is to present, in a methodical and organized way, a set of data and information about a problem to formulate a hypothesis for its resolution.

This type of research is carried out on the basis of a scientific methodology, which gives it rigor and validity. They can be developed not only in the area of ​​science, but also in the humanities, technology, arts, political and legal sciences, social sciences, etc.

Each research project consists of a work or activity plan, where the duration of the research process is foreseen. In this way, the investigator works according to a schedule that must be respected and adhered to.

For an investigation to be valid, it is necessary to determine the study sample (for example, a specific population of a specific territory). On the other hand, it is necessary to introduce a sampling technique (for example, type of probability).

Regarding the technical aspects, it is necessary to use variable measurement scales, which can be qualitative or quantitative. On the other hand, it is necessary to establish a data analysis plan, evaluation reports, bibliographic references according to established guidelines, material resources, among others.

All projects are managed based on five main phases: preparation, planning, execution, monitoring and delivery. With agile methodologies, many of these stages can overlap. Such is the case of planning and execution, delivery and continuous monitoring. In this way, we carry out flexible planning that can adequately weather any setback. As long as we have real control of what happens in the project.

A research project consists of:

• Title
• Approach or formulation of the problem.
• Objectives (general and specific).
• Justification.
• Theoretical framework
• Background
• Hypothesis
• Methodology
• Resources (Materials and economy)
• Schedule of activities.

Nevertheless; Its characteristics are the following:

• A research project is unique.
• It is temporary since it meets a certain term.
• Form a work team with a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities.
• Has a flexible nature and is managed according to the needs
or unforeseen circumstances.
• It has at least three phases: execution planning and delivery.