research n. a close or careful study of a given subject, field, or problem, undertaken to find out facts or information.
stud·y n. pl.
1.a. The effort to acquire knowledge, as by reading, observation, or research. An act or effort made in the pursuit of knowledge.eg. The study of psychology has overturned many misconceptions
.b. A branch of knowledge or department of learning.
2.a. Attentive or detailed examination or analysis. eg. The new drug is still under study. e.g. We will conduct a study of children’s reading habits.
b. A document or publication presenting the results of such an endeavor.