The origin of the word research can be traced in the French recherché (to seek out) as a composite, suggesting a repeated activity (re) of searching (cherché). Going even further we arrive at its Latin root in the form of circare (to wander around) and eventually to circle. This wondering around in some sort of circles is quite intuitive as we will see later on since it accurately reflects the process we follow in modern research. The only exception is that the circles are getting deeper and deeper into what the “real” world reveals to us. Noticing the quotes around the word “real” might have revealed the direction we will follow here in challenging what “real” means and accepting how it affects the process we follow at the time of our investigation of a research topic.
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