To sharpen deductive reasoning and reach a meaningful conversation, research necessitates a focused investigation into a topic. Call it the beauty or the beast of doing research; despite the best-situated designs, they sometimes don’t furnish what they are required to. Occasionally, it gives delightful results. So why does that happen? Even after concocting the best of the designs and the most systematic framework and planning, why are researchers not able to convey what they plan to? Does that put a question mark on the researchers’ capability and propensity to do it? The big question that pops up here is: Is everybody competent at doing research?
While I am teaching in the research class, I often work on maintaining the momentum, which is maintaining the interest to create euphoria in what is being done. Taking it to a real research scenario, the presence of two I’s makes the research worthwhile; information and interest are the two important areas that keep the research live and fun. Connecting it with the “Attention Schema theory,” the brain does not have awareness but to effectively deploy attentional focus, it constantly needs updated information and control, or else it will lose interest in the work. Attention and interest are what bring consciousness to research.
This means that a researcher can work to his best only when he has an interest in what he is doing and he gives his 100% to the work. Somebody who is passionate about the science of work being done, which he knows can be shared with others, is actually doing research. Enthusiastic researchers can achieve meaningful results in their work only when they are conscious of the statistics and have an interest in them.
Writing immediately and doing something that doesn’t fabricate interest will never incline people to reaffirm their thoughts. Making use of the accessible data and diving into the sea of knowledge will definitely bring wonderful results in research.
So… “Attention is the Key to Research”.
By: Prof. Poonam Arora
M.Sc (Mathematics), MS(Insurance), PGDM(HR), CAS
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