By Gordon Rugg, Marian Petre
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There’s a time to stand and fight for your beliefs, but there’s no point in standing and fighting for them before you’ve learned how to use your weapons or put your armour on. The last enemy that we’ll mention here is the no-nonsense person from industry. These often have considerable experience of doing what they consider to be research, and insist on applying the same approach to their research in academia. Somewhere along the way, their view will come into collision with reality, though whether or not they will learn anything from the collision is another question.
Next time you’re on a fly-by-wire aircraft, you might want to consider whether you would feel happier knowing that the software was written by someone whose student life was focused on getting a good mark, or one whose student life was focused on learning all there was to know about writing software well. If you do good work, and make sure it’s visibly good via appropriate cabinetmaking, then a good mark will normally follow. On the subject of cabinetmaking, there are some ways of gratuitously losing marks which are worth mentioning.
If you have a chat with the person who’s good on projects (who is not always the one who’s in charge of organising the projects), and explain to them what you want to do 16 INTRODUCTION with your life, then there’s a good chance that they’ll suggest something helpful. It’s worth remembering that you know what you want from your life (well, to some extent at least), and that they know about ways of getting there; they’ve been in the profession for longer than you, so they’ll know all sorts of ways that you’d never have thought of.
A Gentle Guide to Research Methods by Gordon Rugg, Marian Petre