DS2 – Preparation

When talking about the current state of our research, it seemed that everybody was having more questions than answers. So we discussed them and with the help of an alumnus we managed to get back on track again.
  • concentrate on finding more about the problem, not going to the solution
  • explain everything to yourself
  • write stuff down
  • trust your thought processes
  • when you get blocked in your research, go in another direction for a while, as to unlock yourself
  • look at your options, pick one and stick with it
  • know your problem domain
  • be very disciplined about time
  • don’t start writing until you know what you are going to talk about
  • make a lot of drafts
  • explain everything, don’t assume that reader knows certain theories, etc. because their views on the theory may change
  • you can just look at a problem, you are examining a situation, you don’t have to solve it
A lot to think about, again. However, these little tips and tricks do prove to be useful! After a session I always seem to be more in control of the situation, I get a better sense of what needs to be done next.

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