Source of Knowledge. Social research is an important source of knowledge. It opens new ways of knowledge and wisdom. When something unknown brings to a researcher, there is a sort of inner pleasure and happiness. It gives knowledge to the researcher about the unknown facts. It paves out the way of ignorance and gives new direction in a social life.
Research in Informative. It provides updated, proved, authentic and very useful information to the end users. Researchers and common people can take advantages from research. It is not only informative. Its findings are scientific based therefore the results and information are reliable.
Social Cohesion and Unity. Social unity in a problematic area b/w two groups or castes is only possible due to social research. Social research manifests the causes of these events and gives a remedial solution to it. So, social researcher is the main factor for bringing social coherence and unity in society.
Social Planning. If someone wants to develop and bring social growth and development in a society, social planning will be developed which is the outcome of social research. In this situation achieve the growth of society on right line is highly necessary. Social growth can possible only when problems are solved.
Solution of Social Problems. Social research also helps in the solution of social problems it is the research through which we can find the causative factors of an existing social problem and guide us about his solution.
Structural Changes. Social research is responsible for bringing structural changes in a social life. We bring social and cultural change in a social situation which is the outcome of social research.
Social Welfare. Social evils can be removed from society due to research. The process of social welfare is possible due to the procedure of social research through which social evils can be removed.
Social Prediction. Social research helps in making laws and the relation between social laws and their factors. It helps to know the existence of causative factors and their magnitude and this facilitates prediction of results.
Social Control. For smooth running of society social control is necessary. For this purpose we apply social research to a society for bringing social order and control.
Social Growth. The growth and development in a society is possible for the improvement of living standard and it is the main function of social research.
New Techniques. Social Research introduces new techniques and improves the old ones. It also modifies the existing tools of research. It gives us the methods of knowing new ways for using our research procedure.