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Basic research requires an extraordinary dedication to narrow purposes. This is cornpatible with individuals who enjoy isolation and who relish the idea of becoming world experts in a limited area. Basic researchers work at the frontier. Equipment and other experimental tools necessary to solve problerns rnay not be available commercially. In the physical sciences, for example, equipment may have to be constructed; algorithrns may have tobe developed. These challenges require aptitude for mechanical, electronic, mathematical, and computerscience skills.
These should consist of departmental or program faculty and graduate students, as weil as other researchers. , association of faculty women, graduate and professional student organization) for suitable role models. The faculty and researcher role models should have talents complementary to those of an advisor. , first-year students and students already admitted to candidacy). FINANCIAL SUPfDRT Graduate students are supported in one of three ways: (1) teaching assistantship, (2) research assistantship, or (3) research fellowship.
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Graduate Research: A Guide for Students in the Sciences by Robert V. Smith (auth.)