The concept of stage It has its origin in the French word étape and can refer to both a portion of the road of a specific path, such as the site where a break to rest within the framework of a transfer or a development phase of a certain activity or action .
An example where the word appears: “In this first stage we will cover Santa Fe; Tomorrow we will return and we will travel north. ”, “We are still in the initial stage: the process is long”.
In some fields, such as technology , the stages are understood as each of the phases of a technical procedure ; for the history , consist of each Historic moment With its distinctive features. In some books it is present as a synonym for the concept of period .
In the jargon military This term is understood as the portion of territory which is given to the troop while it is campaigning or in activity. It is generally delimited by geographical or artificial boundaries, so that it becomes more evident where the terrain to be monitored begins and ends.
Another way of understanding the term is through its use in the scientific field, where the process through which science carries out a certain investigation (Scientific investigation ) is divided into stages. In this case, each stage refers to each of the phases that must be carried out to achieve knowledge .
He method Scientific research is considered a type process logical and rational where a certain problem related to a specific science arises and tries to obtain a answer or a solution the same. One of the fundamental elements that must be present in each investigation is the coherence between the various stages, and in case of contradictions, it is strictly necessary for the researcher or researcher to find out why they exist and how they can be eliminated.
The fundamental stages of scientific research are: problematic choice (choose the topic of which the research will be conducted), I propose objectives and hypotheses (description of what is believed to result in that study), choice of techniques that will be used (decide on the most appropriate method to carry out the task), data collection relevant and hypothesis confrontation (detailed study on the data obtained), development of conclusions and final report (Preparation of a report to verify the results of the investigation so that they are useful for other researchers in similar cases).
It is worth mentioning that the success In the knowledge process it will inevitably depend on the orderly realization and coherence that exists in each of these stages.
Returning to the definition of the concept we can add that some phrases made present in our language are elaborated with this term, examples of this are:
*Specify something in stages : means to carry out a certain thing gradually or by successive parts to achieve a previously stated objective.
*Burn stages : refers to going through the programmed phases of a process or action in an accelerated way. For example, it is said that a child burns stages when he matures earlier than what is stipulated as normal in a person.
Finally, as additional information, we will mention that Stage is the name a fixed telephone company receives from Ecuador . It is a public entity that depends on the Municipality of Cuenca and that covers both fixed telephone and public telephone services as well as the Internet service (through Etapatelecom ) and carriers present in the locality of Basin . This municipal firm, which was created with the name EMLAT , also provides municipal drinking water, sewerage and environmental sanitation services, and also maintains a park in the area of Boxes .