As an undergraduate interested in getting started in research, the varied forms and styles with which to pursue this can be overwhelming and sometimes confusing. Learning and knowing the definitions of the three types of research, as well as what separates them from one another, is a proper stepping stone towards choosing the methods and techniques with which to further your scientific career.
Hustle culture is no joke. If you're not interning at renown corporations, involved in 10+ organizations, and working, you most likely feel like, "what am I doing with my life." The problem with this is not you- it's normal to focus on your growth and take things slowly. The "hustle" life and amount of accolades on your resume does not define the quality and efficiency of your impact in this world.
There are abundances of resources scattered throughout the web, libraries, and universities for students to utilize. However, I’m sure you know of this, but the quality and delivery of each resource differ. It also takes time to search and find outstanding resources for the sake of students’ study, research, or homework. Therefore, we as General Intelligences hope to help you leap over this hurdle to save you time to attend to your tasks! Shall we begin exploring the best resources the world has to offer?
If you are ever in the thinking process of “should I publish a research paper” or “what is even the point in publishing a research paper”, then this is the article for you!
There is always too much pressure set in this scenario. If it is your first day you might feel anxious that you will have no idea what you're doing and disappoint the researcher. If it is not anxiety you're feeling, maybe it is stress that first impressions are essential to set a proper start to how the rest of your lab experience will go. It could be something completely different that you do not even know how you feel about it, but the feeling in your gut is definitely there or you have not even started the process and you are lost. Well it is all OKAY because your feelings are valid, everyone has felt them, and there is a way to work through it!
In the field of STEM, there are many different avenues to explore when becoming a researcher. The variety of styles and methods used in scientific research can allow for a more broad spectrum of applicants to find their footing in the scientific community. Though the positions available to researchers vary quite a bit in regards to their duties and expectations, it can be easy to confuse the different career options. Hopefully the following will help to clarify some of the ambiguity regarding the proximity and boundaries of the roles carried out by the particular class of researcher.