Unformatted text preview: specialty. Examples of these "local" contexts would be "matching" or "timing." Sometimes research is carried out with very little connection to any other research at all. This can be OK, but it can also spell the doom of a lot of work. The work can be so idiosyncratic that virtually no one but the investigator (or his students) cares about or can benefit by the knowledge. When doing research, it may be a good exercise to consider how the research bears on each of the above contexts. It may be that it interests us and that is a good enough reason. If it interests us, then that means some implicit theory we believe did not prepare us for the event that piqued our interest....
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09