In this presentation, I offer six practical rules of research for aspiring researchers based on my experience. They are organized under three headings: curiosity, creativity, and community. Due to time constraints, only two rules will be discussed per component. For curiosity, they are: (1) Don’t become passive and (2) Write; for creativity, (1) Don’t try to be great and (2) Avoid vices; and for community, (1) Don’t work alone and (2) Join a research community. These rules do not seek to replace or overlook the technical aspects of research easily available in many handbooks and instructional videos that deal with research. My aim is to deal with the generative and motivational aspects of research, namely, how to get started on research and how to stay motivated through the process, so you can bring the project to a successful completion in a timely manner.
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