Research Question Discoveries
At this moment, I realize I will have difficulties to be a scientist. It require a consistent path. The thing that I thought was my competitive advantage is weakness. For example, execution speed is contradicted with careful calculation of science. I also need to admit that being lecturer is also thing that I will be having difficulty to compete with other on the track lecturer. Hmmff (deep breathe)
Choosing for research area for example, I have a wide coverage interest of everything, from study by Oppenheimer (2003) on Climatic, environmental and human consequences of the largest known historic eruption: Tambora volcano (Indonesia) 1815 to study by Doherty et al (2006) on Tropospheric ozone and El Niño–Southern Oscillation: Influence of atmospheric dynamics, biomass burning emissions, and future climate change. Both of this study is interesting but I need to realize that from Smith (1984) consideration in developing research topics #6: the size is it manageable.
- Can it be enthusiastically pursued? No Issues
- Can interest be sustained by it? No Issues
- Is the problem solvable?
- Is it worth doing?
- Will it lead to other research problems? No Issues
- Is it manageable in size?
- What is the potential for making an original contribution to the literature in the field?
- If the problem is solved, will the results be reviewed well by scholars in your field?
- Are you, or will you become, competent to solve it?
- By solving it, will you have demonstrated independent skills in your discipline? (No Issues)
- Will the necessary research prepare you in an area of demand or promise for the future?
Filling the gap my biggest fear
When a gap is discovered, it is worth doing, maybe no one doing it because it is not worth #5 and the problem is impossible to be solved #3