Research requires a purposeful enquiry in an area to sharpen the deductive reasoning and to reach to a meaningful conversation. Call it the beauty or the beast of doing research, despite the best-situated designs; it sometimes doesn’t furnish what it is required to. Occasionally only 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 researchers are not able to convey what they plan to? Does that put a question mark on the researchers’ capability and his propensity of doing it? The big question that pops up here is: Is everybody competent of doing research?
While I am teaching in the research class, I often work on maintaining the momentum which is maintaining the interest to create the euphoria in what is being done. Taking it to a real research scenario, presence of two I’s make a research worthy; Information and interest are the two important areas which keep the research live and fun. Connecting it with the “Attention Schema theory”, the brain does not have awareness but to effectively deploy the attentional focus, it constantly needs updated information and control else it will lose the work interest. Attention and interest is what brings consciousness in research.
This interprets that a researcher can work to his best only when he has 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 bring meaningful results in their work only when they are conscious about the statistics and the interest in it.
Writing immediately and doing something which doesn’t fabricate interest will never incline people to reaffirm their thoughts. Making use of the accessible data and delving 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
SKIPS – Ahmedabad