A valuable research has novelty or a new word to say. This aspect is considered as one of the evaluation criteria of applied research in theses.
The novelty of the research is evaluated based on several criteria:
- Subject area: The subject or title of the research should be new, introduce a new model or theory, and contribute to the improvement of a condition or solution of a problem.
- Research setting: The subject of the research should be investigated in a new setting.
- Research time: The topic of the research should be investigated in a new timeframe.
Note: The way of recognizing the research novelty is to review the related literature to check if something new has been presented or not.