The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool. – Richard Feynman
It is often helpful to read with questions in mind. This post summarizes a list of questions worthy asking while reading a paper. I would like to make this post a living document about how to read a paper, as I read more materials and gain more understanding of scientific research. The content of this post is largely from the references listed at the end. Continue reading “How to read a paper”
One of the biggest questions that graduate students have is “how to do research”. This post summarizes resources online about how to do research, and I hope it is helpful to the audience.
 How to do research at MIT AI lab link
reading, making connections, learning other fields, notebooks, writing, talks, programming, advisors, thesis, research methodology, emotional factors.
 How to do research (advice) link
thinking of the question, answering the question, communicating the answer
 How to do graduate-level research: some advice link
Personal and professional principles: motivations and goals, tracking progress, time management, dealing with people, collaboration and mentoring, quality, attitude, dealing with failure, taking advantage of opportunities
The craft of research: keeping a notebook, reading, listening, talking, writing, programming, mathematical analysis, background subject knowledge
The art of research: identifying a problem, formulating a well-defined problem, thinking about a research problem, your advisor, the thesis