Yes, I believe the core ideas from here are transferable to the academic field, not to mention any other field that implies social interaction.
So here is what you need to remember as a researcher next time you’re, for example, attending a conference:
1. Be genuinely interested in someone and their work
2. Assume you already know the person and that you are buddies
3. Smile often (a serious face does not make you a serious researcher)
4. Giving compliments freely + practice receiving compliments
5. Ability to laugh at self (replace stress with humour)
6. Learn to listen (stop constantly interrupting that senior professor, ok?)
7. Treat people with kindness and respect
Simple answer, like this. Of course there are particular issues that have to be considered, like finding the right audio jacks (keyword Amazon) to your old player. Still, all in all, it’s quite straight forward.
As you might know, research methods and results are peer reviewed in order to get published in journals, conferences and similar venues. And this is also a relatively straight-forward concept, IF you know about it. But if you’re not familiar with the field and some of the concepts, here’s what peer reviewing (blind review, open peer review etc.) involves.
Also, if you want to find out more about possible improvements, read this.
Where do actually good ideas come from. Well, first of all from hunches, feelings… the intuition of a concept, functionality or development. But usually a single hunch doesn’t mean a break-through. But multiple hunches, in time, combined with other ideas, might generate a new… entity.
As usual, I’m too lazy to describe the entire process, while Wiki has perfectly good and valid information about the topic. But it’s nice to have an idea of the various ways of removing caffeine from coffee. Also, I wonder how healthy each of them is… But maybe this new coffee breads without caffeine will do the trick.
Long story short: decaf also yummy and all hail Wiki!