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Table 4 Types of research [15]

From: Big data in manufacturing: a systematic mapping study

Classification Description
Validation Research that investigates novel and unique techniques but have not yet been implemented in real-world environments.
Evaluation Research that includes a significant implementation of a given technique along with a complete evaluation.
Solution Research that includes an illustration or example of a solution to a particular problem.
Philosophical Research that provides a conceptual way of looking at a particular problem or field.
Opinion Research that expresses a personal opinion about whether a particular technique is good or bad, without focusing on related work or standard research methods.
Experience Research that is written from the personal experience of the researcher, and describes how something was done.