windypoplars Posted December 20, 2013 Share Posted December 20, 2013 (edited) Embarrassingly I was stumped during my phone interview on this question - why is the research topic you're interested important? I didn't have an answer to this, and I better be prepared to answer this for forthcoming interviews now… How would you answer this? I'm struggling with this, in that I don't see how this can be important other than that it is something that excites me to learn about. Should I be answering as if I'm writing for a grant? - in how it might contribute to society? I struggle with this question because honestly the reason for my interest is not to make the world better. It's just something I viscerally have an excitement for….So should I just try to articulate why this topic excites me? Edited December 20, 2013 by windypoplars Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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