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I have come to a major stumbling block in my graduate studies. Early, but it's there.

What's the problem? As I am reading more of this research, the trend is that I do not believe the research. I do not buy their conclusions. I do not accept that because a certain number is above a certain number, their hypothesis is correct, etc. I have a lot of problems with how the research is done, how things are measured, and how quickly they make their conclusions. Also, there seems to me to be a lot of factors that are not taken into account in research... ignored or not thought of.

I have a lot of questions that I want to find the answers to, but the way I want to find my answers is different from the way this department (field?) is doing it.

I might be in the right field as far as my questions go, but not as far as my methods.


EDIT: I also think that academia is highly fannish behavior, and am a little bitter about how one is accepted and rewarded, and the other is not.

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aquila1nz
Sep. 12th, 2007 01:09 am (UTC)
Ivory Tower politicking makes fandom look normal.

Sorry it's uggy. Can you do the research and prove them wrong?

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2006/10/10bryan.html
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