Examples of Research Types

Basic Research

Applied Research

Development

A researcher is studying the properties of human blood to determine what affects coagulation.

A researcher is conducting research on how a new chicken pox vaccine affects blood coagulation.

A researcher is conducting clinical trials to test a newly developed chicken pox vaccine for young children.

A researcher is studying the properties of molecules under various heat and cold conditions.

A researcher is investigating the properties of particular substances under various heat and cold conditions with the objective of finding longer lasting components for highway pavement.

A researcher is working with state transportation officials to conduct tests of a newly developed highway pavement under various types of heat and cold conditions.

A researcher is studying the heart chambers of various fish species.

A researcher is examining various levels of toxic substance to determine the maximum safe level for fish in a stream.

A researcher has a contract with the U.S. government to design a new stream monitoring system that will incorporate the latest research findings on toxicity levels for fish.