I want to express that:
After doing some [research], I've got my own conclusion about how I should eat the apple.
I want to seek a word which is less "strong" than [research]. Because in my mind, [research] is meant to be used in some very strict areas. For example, do some [science research], [mathematic research], [astronomy research].
Obviously, "how I should eat the apple" is not something serious and strict. So I want a more appropriate word.
Is "study" more appropriate?
After doing some [study], I've got my own conclusion about how I should eat the apple.
Thanks in advance