When you personally research a topic, it is something inherently interesting to you. I​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‍​n order to make an informed decision, you research that topic to learn as much as you can. 

What to do… In this discussion, briefly tell your classmates your definition of research and something you recently researched. 

Describe the techniques and tools you used to research your topic.

 How does this differ from the academic research you do for a class? 

How does it differ from research and development conducted in various industries and businesses (aviation, product development, etc.)? 

How does it differ from scientific research conducted in a lab​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‍​?