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  1. Feb 2022
    1. First, a research question is interesting to the extent that its answer is in doubt.

      The breakdown of the 3 factors that make research interesting was very insightful for me. The text was able to simplify and bring focus to how to select the most useful, researchable and interesting topics. Just because a topic had not been researched does not mean it is relative or irrelevant.

    1. Informal observations include direct observations of our own and others’ behavior as well as secondhand observations from non-scientific sources such as newspapers, books, blogs, and so on. For example, you might notice that you always seem to be in the slowest moving line at the grocery store. Could it be that most people think the same thing? Or you might read in a local newspaper about people donating money and food to a local family whose house has burned down and begin to wonder about who makes such donations and why. Some of the most famous research in psychology has been inspired by informal observations.

      Tenicia Daniels: This is interesting. Informal observations have guided me in curiosity and lead to exploration in random fields of interest. Like signing up to run the 2017NYC marathon. Therefore, connecting research inspiration with day-to-day life decision making, seems to resemble the same thinking.

    1. because their work suggests many new questions (about the reliability of the result, about potential cultural differences, etc.)

      Tenicia Daniels: Depending on factors like age and sex, research results may vary. Thus, making findings, with some variableness, unreliable.

    1. ubiquitous

      Tenicia Daniels: Ubiquitous means present, appearing, or found everywhere (according to the Oxford dictionary).