Now that you understand basic, applied, and practical research, let's look at one more way these three types of research work together.

Research is like a plant
that grows and grows
and grows and grows...

When it is grown
it throws off seeds of all types
(basic, applied, and practical),
which in turn sprout and
create more research projects.

The process continues with
all of the new research 'plants'
throwing off seeds, creating
additional, related research projects
of various types.

Soon there is a body of basic, applied, and practical
research projects related to similar topics.

And the process goes on and on...