Application Research (Forecasting)
Many laws are passed without studying their precise effects on the society. Sometimes they are based on short term political gains. There is need for researchers to devote their thesis to what one may term “Application Research” or “Law Accountability research”. For instance some reservations policies are based on vote bank politics. Hence application research will be able to forecast or predict the course of law or policy, evaluate its effectiveness or even its necessity or otherwise. Such research when undertaken by scholars as part of their thesis, besides conferring a doctorate degree, contributes to the public good.