Education is a continuing process which is dependent on active studying. Without the critical application of one's mind to the subject, learning proceeds slowly and imperfectly and judgment is apt to be fallacious. The best of all study results when one applies one's energies to the elucidation of problems to which the answer is not known. This is usually called research. It is a broad field in which people with different types of talent may work successfully.
There are many ways in which research may be pursued. In all it is essential to know the background of the field of investigation; in professional work this demands a sound knowledge of some aspects of one's field of practice and an awareness of the type of problems that may arise in it. It is always concerned with wondering, pondering, dreaming, and speculating about the subject. It always has to do with formulation
Farquharson RF. VALUE OF PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH IN CONTINUING EDUCATION OF PRACTICING DOCTOR. JAMA. 1959;171(1):26–29. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.1959.03010190028008
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