“Those acts of noticing are intrinsically introspective.” ~ Tom Mullaney
Where does research begin?
Tom Mullaney and Christoper Rae say it starts way before we think it does.
Their book, Where Research Begins: Choosing a Research Project That Matters to You (and the World) is a remarkable book — a workbook, really.
It provides a curiosity-informed, generative process for finding and really understanding the questions underlying anything you might want to learn more about.
A read both rigorous and delightful – I recommend it!
Tom Mullaney is a Professor of Chinese History at Stanford University, a Guggenheim Fellow, and co-author of Where Research Begins. We had a great time digging into their curiosity practices…
Listen to Choose to be Curious #195: Where Research Begins, with Tom Mullaney
I’m going to be playing with replacing variables for some time to come — and thinking about how to build my problem collective.
Where do you think you might find your problem collective?
Learn more about Tom Mullaney here – and check out Where Research Begins.
Theme music by Sean Balick. “Distill” by Darby, via Blue Dot Sessions.
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