How can an organisation; public or private; ensure that it always operates in top form and; at the very least; meets the objectives for which it was established? The answer lies in the availability of factually correct; dependable and appropriate data. Obtaining such data is what this publication is about. Introduction to research offers a step-by-step approach to the fundamentals of research. Introduction to research guides the novice researcher through the research process; including how to choose the appropriate research methodology and how to adhere to the standards for conducting ethical research. It provides a synopsis of the entire research process; including the formulation of a research proposal.