Browse by PhD thesis by University of Warwick Department - WRAP: Warwick Research Archive Portal
Scientific research is often divided into two classes: conceptual research and empirical research. There used to be distinct ways of doing research and a researcher would proudly claim to be one or the other, praising his method and scorning the alternative. Today the distinction is not so clear. Conceptual research focuses on the concept or theory that explains or describes the phenomenon being studied. What causes disease?