Differences Between Research and Problem-Solving

The researchers must be able to distinguish between research and problem-solving. His supposed research problem may only be good for problem-solving. The difference between the two are summarized as follows:

Research Problem Solving
There may not be a problem, only interest in answering a question or a query There is always a problem to be solved.
A research problem is more rigorous and broader in scope. A problem to be solved is less rigorous and less broad
The research problem is not necessarily defined specifically The problem to be solved has to be defined specifically and identified definitely
All research is intended to solve some kind of problem, but this is not the primary aim. Problem solving does not always involve research
Research is conducted not primarily to solve a problem but to make a contribution to general knowledge Problem-solving is always intended to solve a problem
Research is concerned with broad problems, recurrent phenomena and wide application through generalization. It is concerned with defining and outlining the properties of phenomena, with forecasting future occurrences so that they may be predicted and controlled, and with describing the relationship or phenomena by explaining how and why certain events occurred or could have occurred. In this process research also generates more problems to explore. Problem-solving is concerned with a specific problem and once the problem is solved that is the end of it