Understanding the universe of existing tools of data analysis, and building upon it.
Quantitative and qualitative research starts with collecting a rich and diverse base of information, and applying critical analysis on this. An important input into this is the need to learn from the vast body of knowledge of various mathematical, statistical and computational tools. Such a learning guides the use of the correct data analytical tool for the correct problem. It also enables us to build further and expand the existing domain with our contributions.