If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.
Wernher von Braun
Research is creating new knowledge.
Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.
Zora Neale Hurston
If you steal from one author it’s plagiarism; if you steal from many it’s research.
Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.
What is research but a blind date with knowledge?
The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?’
The heart and soul of good writing is research; you should write not what you know but what you can find out about.
Robert J. Sawyer
I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts.
Take all the courses in your curriculum. Do the research. Ask questions. Find someone doing what you are interested in! Be curious!
Writing the perfect paper is a lot like a military operation. It takes discipline, foresight, research, strategy, and, if done right, ends in total victory.
Research indicates that employees have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company.
There has no doubt to be fundamental research in science, but applied research is equally important for new improvements and changes in our techniques.
Lal Bahadur Shastri
I’ve always enjoyed traveling and having experience with different cultures and different people. But it’s also a wonderful thing to be able to benefit and enable research, not only in our country but around the world.
Academic success depends on research and publications.
The more research you do, the more at ease you are in the world you’re writing about. It doesn’t encumber you, it makes you free.
A. S. Byatt
Money won’t buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.
Creativity requires input, and that’s what research is. You’re gathering material with which to build.
Gene Luen Yang
Scientific research is one of the most exciting and rewarding of occupations.
It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young.
It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics, because discrimination, poverty and ignorance restrict growth, while investments in education, infrastructure and scientific and technological research increase it, creating more good jobs and new wealth for all of us.
William J. Clinton
I notice increasing reluctance on the part of marketing executives to use judgment; they are coming to rely too much on research, and they use it as a drunkard uses a lamp post for support, rather than for illumination.
Research has shown that the best way to be happy is to make each day happy.
No one undertakes research in physics with the intention of winning a prize. It is the joy of discovering something no one knew before.
You discover yourself through the research of your work.
Modern medical advances have helped millions of people live longer, healthier lives. We owe these improvements to decades of investment in medical research.
The business of biomedical research is mostly about failure. Few projects we commission will ultimately result in success. But every study we do contributes to the body of knowledge that brings science and society closer to a solution.
I don’t do any research. It’s all about gut. Editing – it’s always about gut.
Stress overload makes us stupid. Solid research proves it. When we get overstressed, it creates a nasty chemical soup in our brains that makes it hard to pull out of the anxious depressive spiral.
Government isn’t that good at rapid advancement of technology. It tends to be better at funding basic research. To have things take off, you’ve got to have commercial companies do it.
After all, the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth.
The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet. The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together.
From journalism I learned to write under pressure, to work with deadlines, to have limited space and time, to conduct and interview, to find information, to research, and above all, to use language as efficiently as possible and to remember always that there is a reader out there.
I don’t have any particular recipe. It is the reason why doing research is challenging as well as attractive. It is like being lost in a jungle and trying to use all the knowledge that you can gather to come up with some new tricks, and with some luck, you might find a way out.
If you don’t invest in basic research at some stage you start losing the basis of applied research.
During the course of my research, I had had occasion to examine not only simple compounds, salts and oxides, but also a great number of minerals.
Research shows that the climate of an organization influences an individual’s contribution far more than the individual himself.
W. Edwards Deming
Research shows that when women are empowered as political leaders, countries often experience higher standards of living with positive developments in education, infrastructure, and health care.
If people want to believe that the organic food has better nutritive value, it’s up to them to make that foolish decision. But there’s absolutely no research that shows that organic foods provide better nutrition.
Prior to penicillin and medical research, death was an everyday occurrence. It was intimate.
We learned the value of research in World War II.
You don’t want to become guilty of plagiarism by letting someone else’s words get inadvertently mixed in with your own. If you do feel the need to paste in a block of research while you’re writing, be sure to highlight the copied text in a different color so you can go back and remove or rewrite it entirely later.
Research shows that couples who have a lot of similarities, including intellectual compatibility, end up staying together.
I’m just trying to approach what I make with as much respect and research as I can, and just make it with a good heart.
Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, brain and spinal cord disorders, diabetes, cancer, at least 58 diseases could potentially be cured through stem cell research, diseases that touch every family in America and in the world.
Research is of considerable importance in certain fields, such as science and history.
Scientific fraud, plagiarism, and ghost writing are increasingly being reported in the news media, creating the impression that misconduct has become a widespread and omnipresent evil in scientific research.
Humans are born with a hard-wired morality: a sense of good and evil is bred in the bone. I know this claim might sound outlandish, but it’s supported now by research in several laboratories.
The research I have been doing – studying how foodstuffs yield energy in living cells – does not lead to the kind of knowledge that can be expected to give immediate practical benefits to mankind. If I have chosen this field of study, it was because I believed in its importance in spite of its theoretical character.
Hans Adolf Krebs
There is no substitute for face-to-face reporting and research.
I mean, I enjoy my work as an actor. But to make a difference in people’s lives through advocacy and through supporting research – that’s the kind of privilege that few people will get, and it’s certainly bigger than being on TV every Thursday for half an hour.
Michael J. Fox
I’ve had many failures in terms of technological… business… and even research failures. I really believe that entrepreneurship is about being able to face failure, manage failure and succeed after failing.
I am in favor of stem-cell research. I am not in favor of creating new human embryos through cloning.
Few professors would dare to publish research or teach a course debunking the claims made in various ethnic, gender, or other ‘studies’ courses.
Designing is a matter of concentration. You go deep into what you want to do. It’s about intensive research, really. The concentration is warm and intimate and like the fire inside the earth – intense but not distorted. You can go to a place, really feel it in your heart. It’s actually a beautiful feeling.
Dream research is a wonderful field. All you do is sleep for a living.
Investing in science education and curiosity-driven research is investing in the future.
As a research tool, the internet is invaluable.
For me, when working on a film or play or television show, everything for me starts with the screenplay and I am devoted to that and that is what I work from. Any research I do or any preparation I do on my own is all ultimately in service of that.
We must address, individually and collectively, moral and ethical issues raised by cutting-edge research in artificial intelligence and biotechnology, which will enable significant life extension, designer babies, and memory extraction.
If your neighbor has a completely different view on abortion, gay marriage, stem cell research, all of those things, you still are both Americans. Neither one of you is necessarily more patriotic than the other. Neither loves their country any more than the other one does.
Biomedical research is only as good as its delivery. Distribution of medicines by charities is no more than a stopgap.
Through my research, I found that vulnerability is the glue that holds relationships together. It’s the magic sauce.
Embryonic stem cell research has the potential to alleviate so much suffering. Surely, by working together we can harness its life-giving potential.
Seven hundred thousand people who have dementia in this country are not heard. I’m fortunate; I can be heard. Regrettably, it’s amazing how people listen if you stand up in public and give away $1 million for research into the disease, as I have done.
The research rat of the future allows experimentation without manipulation of the real world. This is the cutting edge of modeling technology.
You have to do the research. If you don’t know about something, then you ask the right people who do.
According to Teenage Research Unlimited, 51 percent of 13-15 year olds say they will be faced with making a decision regarding alcohol in the next three months.
Research on child abuse suggests that religious beliefs can foster, encourage, and justify the abuse of children. When contempt for sex underlies teachings, this creates a breeding ground for abuse.
It is very humbling to receive the Fields Medal. The words of a Fields Medallist carry a lot of weight within mathematics – for instance, in framing future directions of research – which means that I have to watch what I say more carefully now!
Looking ahead, I believe that the underlying importance of higher education, of science, of technology, of research and scholarship to our quality of life, to the strength of our economy, to our security in many dimensions will continue to be the most important message.
Governments will always play a huge part in solving big problems. They set public policy and are uniquely able to provide the resources to make sure solutions reach everyone who needs them. They also fund basic research, which is a crucial component of the innovation that improves life for everyone.
A calculator is a tool for humans to do math more quickly and accurately than they could ever do by hand; similarly, AI computers are tools for us to perform tasks too difficult or expensive for us to do on our own, such as analyzing large data sets or keeping up to date on medical research.
I love to be free to explore, research, and evolve.
We need to inject humanism into our AI education and research by injecting all walks of life into the process.
I came to America to teach my method – not to enter a research experiment.
I’m so fascinated with the study of people and why they are the way they are. That’s my research and my archaeology, if you will, when I get a role. I’m so excited to attack a part from every angle of what makes a person a person.
‘Option B’ draws not just on my story but on the research and stories of many people overcoming all kinds of adversity. No one should have to go through challenges and trauma alone.
On the basis of research in several disciplines, including the study of how human capacities are represented in the brain, I developed the idea that each of us has a number of relatively independent mental faculties, which can be termed our ‘multiple intelligences.’
Research has shown that people who volunteer often live longer.
What people actually refer to as research nowadays is really just Googling.
We don’t devote enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks.
I have a lot of artifacts – books on witchcrafts and talismans. I have a big, big collection of original occult books from the 1800s and 1700s, and some of the oldest books on apparitions and vampires. All original printings. It’s not that I’m a crazy believer, I just find it to be amazing research material.
Guillermo del Toro
I think looking back to my own childhood, the fact that so many of the stories I read allowed the possibility of frogs turning into princes, whether that has a sort of insidious affect on rationality, I’m not sure. Perhaps it’s something for research.
Why do we do basic research? To learn about ourselves.
Maybe climate change is a threat, and maybe climate change has been tarted up by climatologists trolling for research grant cash. It doesn’t matter.
P. J. O’Rourke
I want to increase our spending on research and development by 25%. That’s something the U.S. does very well. That dynamism alongside a welfare state in the European community – that’s the synthesis I want to achieve.
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
Stem cell research can revolutionize medicine, more than anything since antibiotics.
Stem cell research is the key to developing cures for degenerative conditions like Parkinson’s and motor neuron disease from which I and many others suffer. The fact that the cells may come from embryos is not an objection, because the embryos are going to die anyway.
The scientists who do climate research understand that much of the ever increasing concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere since 1850 must be attributed to burning those fossil fuels to produce the energy that drives industrialization.
The way to do research is to attack the facts at the point of greatest astonishment.
Advances in science and medical research and public health policies have meant that life expectancy for Australians is one of the highest in the world.
From our research experience in discovering artemisinin, we learned the strengths of both Chinese and Western medicine. There is great potential for future advances if these strengths can be fully integrated.
Avant-garde music is sort of research music. You’re glad someone’s done it but you don’t necessarily want to listen to it.
Thanks to modern technology, we now can deliver every text in every research library to every citizen in our country, and to everyone in the world. If we fail to do so, we are not living up to our civic duty.
I don’t believe in signing anything and everything that comes my way. I leave it to my agency to help narrow them down for me, but I do research it myself before signing. The image of the brand and its ambassadors go hand in hand.
A healthy economics has got to have both conceptual, theoretical research and applied, empirical research.
When I started this run, I said that if we all gave one dollar, we’d have $22 million for cancer research, and I don’t care, man, there’s no reason that isn’t possible. No reason!
Skunk works differed from advanced research groups in that they were more than just product development groups. They had direct interaction with customers and controlled a sales channel which allowed them to negotiate their own deals with customers.
After ‘Paths to Freedom,’ I met some people who used to teach drama in Mountjoy and they said that the prisoners loved ‘Rats.’ We went back to Mountjoy to research this film and the governor was showing us around and he introduced us to a few prisoners.
I found that my career at Bell Telephone Labs thrived because of the environment, which encouraged cooperative research, offered opportunities for access to sophisticated equipment, and fellowship.
I do a great deal of research – particularly in the apartments of tall blondes.
How much research I have to do depends on the nature of the story. For fantasy, none at all.
Alan Dean Foster
One of the things which make any company successful, in particular the Home Depot, was that we understood and catered to the customer. If it didn’t sell, it didn’t make a difference what we thought or our research told us. They told us if it was successful by buying it or not.
Providing free access to research papers on websites like Sci-Hub breaks so-called copyright law that was made to taboo free distribution of information on the Internet. That includes music, movies, documentaries, books, and research articles. Not everyone agrees that copyright law should exist in the first place.
Ian McKellen is brilliant with research. I paid really close attention to the sources he goes to. He’s a very, very intelligent man.
Research your idea. See if there’s a demand. A lot of people have great ideas, but they don’t know if there’s a need for it. You also have to research your competition.
Research has shown time and time again that infants who receive the high-quality child care and early education programs do better in school, have more developed social skills, and display fewer behavior problems.
You’ve got to do the research. You’ve got to understand the market place, know your competitors.
What we think is ethical today, we may not have thought ethical five or 10 years ago. Cloning, stem cell research? However we feel about those things today, we may feel differently 10 years from now.
Mary E. Pearson
If a student takes the whole series of my folklore courses including the graduate seminars, he or she should learn something about fieldwork, something about bibliography, something about how to carry out library research, and something about how to publish that research.
Research shows that if people are talking and listening to like-minded others, they become more dogmatic, more unified, and more extreme. Personalized Facebook experiences are a breeding ground for misunderstanding and miscommunication across political lines and, ultimately, for extremism.
I like the fact that the weather forecast is always wrong. In a world of BlackBerry insta-connection, Google research, and Hadron Colliders, it is a daily reminder of the ultimate ignorance of man. It is a signpost towards all the enormous things we cannot understand.
Victoria Coren Mitchell
The conquest of space is not merely a technological project of interest to a handful of select scientists and specialists, valuable though that research and information may be.
The sheep-people don’t think for themselves anymore. You can say anything and it’s the gospel truth and they don’t have to go research it or anything, and they believe everything the news tells them. People don’t go and do their own investigations if it’s relationships or politics or anything.
In a prime-time address, President Bush said he backed limited federal funding for stem cell research. That’s right, the President said, this is a quote, the research could help cure brain diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and whatever it is I have.
I see myself as a true modernist. Even when I do a traditional gown, I give it a modern twist. I go to the past for research. I need to know what came before so I can break the rules.
Many churches of all persuasions are hiring research agencies to poll neighborhoods, asking what kind of church they prefer. Then the local churches design themselves to fit the desires of the people. True faith in God that demands selflessness is being replaced by trendy religion that serves the selfish.
Babies and young children are like the research and development division of the human species, and we grown-ups are production and marketing.
Why should man’s first flight to the moon be a matter of national competition? Why should the United States and the Soviet Union, in preparing for such expeditions, become involved in immense duplications of research, construction and expenditure?
John F. Kennedy
I have always focused on basic research, motivated by a desire to understand the world.
An investigator starts research in a new field with faith, a foggy idea, and a few wild experiments. Eventually the interplay of negative and positive results guides the work. By the time the research is completed, he or she knows how it should have been started and conducted.
The way we’re really going to grow the economy is to invest in people, to invest in innovation, to have the federal government put money in the kind of research that will create the new high-technology, biotechnology industries that will create the millions of new jobs.
‘Top Boy,’ for some people, was very controversial because it seemed to be portraying black people in a certain light that they thought to be stereotypical. However, what I would say is that the writer went and lived in Hackney in East London for a long time and did his research really well.
In the commercial world, you have this problem that the amount of research you can do in a company is based on how well your current business is going, whereas there actually should be an inverse relationship: when things are going worse, you should do more research.
I am all for stem cell research.
My writing process is a mix of research, personal experiences, washing the dishes, raising kids while thinking – then writing.
Jean Craighead George
We should be increasing research and development into our fossil fuel program.
Great research universities must insist on independence from government and on the exercise of academic freedom.