bsharpe269 Posted July 30, 2014 Share Posted July 30, 2014 I was thinking this morning about how I would much rather spend all day reading papers than actually doing my own research. I dont dislike my research at all. I actually find the theory behind it really interesting but since my work is computational, alot of times I spend an entire day trying to find bugs in my code or just run stuff on the cluster. I imagine that expermental work can be equally tedious, in its own way. I completely realize that these sorts of issues are just normal parts of research and I still perfer to do research over any other job out there. I actually hear alot of people complain about having to read papers and these people seem to prefer doing the hands own work for their own research. I wonder if this could just be a difference in learning styles? For example, I learn best by sitting down with a book and staring at it until everything clicks. Others may be more hands on learners and prefer to do experiments rather than read about them. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? What do you prefer? Since professors assign most work out to grad students and spend days reading and thinking about research (and grants and teaching), I would like to think that I will love being a professor! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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