Sunday, March 6

Principles of Effective Research

Research is, of course, only a part of life, and must be understood in relation to the rest of life. The foundation of effective research is a strong motivation or desire to do research.

Make sure you're fit. Look after your health. Spend high quality time with your family. Have fun.

I believe that the foundation of effective research is to internalize a strong vision of what you want to achieve, to work proactively towards that vision, taking personal responsibility for successes and failures. You need to develop disciplined work habits, and to achieve balance between self-development and the actual creative research process.

URL: Michael Nielsen: Principles of Effective Research

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