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The Research and Business Development unit provides research and development support to the core programmes of Tachicom-Kenya.

Purpose and significance of research

Tachicom-Kenya engages in scientific enquiry in its programmatic and ICT solutions interventions at various levels. Our research is need led, objective, credible and above all geared towards making positive contributions to focused transparency with all our stakeholders and clients.

1.0 Key concepts in our Research Department

Research-      We engage in careful study and investigation, especially in order to discover new facts or information on our customers, clients, stakeholders and interventions.

Validity -         Tachicom-Kenya aims to seek the “truthfulness” of a measure in all our research undertakings internally and externally

Conduct      We at all times avoid any iota of fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, or other practices that seriously deviate from those that are commonly accepted within the scientific community for proposing, conducting or reporting research findings.

Morality-    We are woven by our PRIDE values,set of beliefs and practices about how to achieve our vision and mission.

2.0.      Types of research

2.1.      Descriptive versus Analytical Research

Our descriptive research includes surveys and fact-finding enquiries of different kinds into how information and communication solutions can foster transparency and accountability.  On the analytical front we use facts or information already available and analyze these to make a critical evaluation of appropriate steps and measures.

2.2.      Applied versus Fundamental Research

In applied research we aim at finding a solution for an immediate problem facing a society; in our case the lack of transparency and accountability.  Our research is aimed to discover a solution for this pressing practical problem.


2.3.      Quantitative versus Qualitative Research

Tachicom-Kenya engages in quantitative research in a unit measure which are then applied must uniformly in all units of study.  For instance, what is the size of an average bribe?  On the qualitative research we measure a phenomena relating to or involving quality of kind.  For instance, attitudinal or motivation research focuses on the question why people behave the way they do towards corruption and what are the motivating factor towards it. 

2.4.      Conceptual versus Empirical Research

We try as much as possible to be practical in our approach. However, in order to understand the society where we live in; we conceptualize phenomena into some abstract ideas or theory. We disseminate the theories and let our audiences make an interpretation. On the other hand, we empirically rely on experience or observation often marginal emphasis on system and theory.  It is data based research, verified by observation or experimentation. 


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