I UK [rɪˈsɜː(r)tʃ] / UK [ˈriːsɜː(r)tʃ] / US [rɪˈsɜrtʃ] / US [ˈrɪˌsɜrtʃ] noun [uncountable] ***
Get it right: research:

Research is an uncountable noun, and so: ▪  it is hardly ever used in the plural ▪  it never comes after a or a number
Wrong: Her latest work confirms the findings of earlier researches.
Right: Her latest work confirms the findings of earlier research.
Wrong: According to one recent research, women's earnings are still 27% lower than men's.
Right: According to recent research, women's earnings are still 27% lower than men's.  
Q: What should I say if I want to refer to one particular study or to several studies of this type?
A: You can say: a study, several studies, some research, a piece of research, or a programme of research: Her latest work confirms the findings of earlier studies. According to one study, women's earnings are still 27% lower than men's. a detailed programme of research on the economics of nuclear energy
a) the detailed study of something in order to discover new facts, especially in a university or scientific institution

Recent research shows that babies in the womb can be influenced by music.

She teaches a lot of classes and doesn't have much time for her own research.

medical/historical/linguistic research

research into:

research into the causes of schizophrenia

research on:

There is clearly a need for further research on this topic.

carry out research:

Government scientists have carried out extensive research into the effects of these drugs.

b) [only before noun] relating to or involved in research

a research project/programme

a research team/student

Verbs frequently used with research as the object ▪  carry out, conduct, do, pursue, undertake

II UK [rɪˈsɜː(r)tʃ] / UK [ˈriːsɜː(r)tʃ] / US [rɪˈsɜrtʃ] / US [ˈrɪˌsɜrtʃ] verb [transitive]
Word forms "research":
present tense I/you/we/they research he/she/it researches present participle researching past tense researched past participle researched
1) to make a detailed study of something in order to discover new facts

They have been researching the effects of the drug on mice.

The subject has not been fully researched before.

2) to find information about a subject for a book, film, television programme etc

The documentary was rigorously researched and intelligently presented.

English dictionary. 2014.

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