The Importance of stupidity in Scientific Research This essay talk about how two students from graduate school reunited with each other after many years for the first time. They were both Ph. D students at the same time and they were also studying science. One of the friends later dropped out of graduate school. The reason why she dropped out of the school was because she felted stupid in the program.
After feeling stupid for a couple of year she decided that it was time for a change. After the meeting, the other friend started to realize that science also made her feel stupid.She goes on to explain that the reason why she like science is that she is good at it. What she is trying to say is that taking high school or college course means doing well in the class and getting good grades in the course. If you are getting good grade in class and know that answer for the test then you are smart. She is a Ph. D. , student and being a Ph.
D. they do more of experiment and research project. When she encounters problems with her research, she knows how to ask for helped from the faculty. She learned that instead of being discouraging about herself, to do the best of her ability.She also talked about how hard it is to be a Ph.
d. student. She stated that science is made harder by competition for grants and space in the top journals. Also she talks about how we do not do a good job of teaching students how to be productively stupid. Students may be given material and review the material and then come back to ace an exam. Other student, whose test maybe preliminary and thesis exam are push more by the faculty.
Then when the student get the wrong answer the students start to feel discourage about the subject. And once the student feels this way the faculty has failed but not the student.The point of most exams is not to see if the student will get the answer right but to see if they understand the subject or the concept. The exam can identify the weakness of the student.
Productive stupidity means being ignorant by choice. It does not matter how long it take a student to pass a class or an exam, all that matter if he or she passed and that he or she learned something at the end, no matter how long it takes a student to pass a subject or a test. Students may feel stupid at something because they are always getting the wrong answer.
This does mean that they are stupid; it only means that they don’t understand it. If the student to continue to practice and work hard toward their goal, they will soon understand and feel like they are smart. The concept of “The importance of stupidty in scientific research” applies to development through the life span from many different aspects. Human development is trying to understand human constancy and change throughout the lifespan. Human development is associated with social pressure and curiosity to better people’s lives.The lifespan perspective offers a more complex vision of change and the factor that underlie it. So, “the Importance of stupidly in scientific research “applies to development through lifespan.
Students must understand the material and stay focus in order to understand a subject. They also must have parents and teachers encourage them to make them want to learn more. This will teach them to have confidence in their self which also bring higher self esteem.
Student must also know that in life they are going to fail but learn how to adjust problem and fix it, so that next they will achieve.Students must learn never to give up on things you want out of life. An event that happen in my life that has the same concept of the “The importance of stupidity in scientific research” is when I was in undergraduate school at Paine College. We had to take an Exit exam which is a test all Biology major had to take before they could graduate from college. The first time I took the test, I knew that I was prepared and that I could pass the test. I had so much confidence that when I got the test result back I knew that I passed, so I decided not open it open.Something told me to just open the result up, when I open the result my heart drop because I had failed the test.
It took me 8 times to passed the Exit Exam. I wanted to give up some many times on this test. I felt like I was stupid and I felt like a failure. I called myself stupid for not be able to pass a test that I needed to pass to graduate. I had the help of my fellow student, parents, and teacher to not give up but to keep trying.
I probably would had gave up if did not have the help of my friend, parents, and teacher