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Crafting your Research Future by Qiang Yang, Charles X. Ling

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Preface

When we were children, we were often asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Our answer, and dream, was: “I want to become a scientist!” Indeed, we have many giants to look up to: from Newton to Einstein, to Nobel Laureates (such as Richard Feynman). However, when we really went through the process of becoming scientists, we found that the road was not all that straightforward; it was full of misconceptions that took many instances of trial and error to find out. True, there are numerous online articles and commentaries, telling young people how to become a successful researcher and scientist, but most are scattered and some are biased. There has not been a central place where one can find advice targeted to answering such questions ...

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