10. Noodling as a Research Method
The 'Backwards' Research Guide for Writers - Using your Life for Reflection, Connection, and Inspiration - Sonya Huber
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Research presents a problem of scale. There is so much information available, but an individual’s capacity to absorb and process it is extremely limited. Working with two eyes, two ears, two hands, and a small amount of time and energy, the researcher confronts his or her personal limits long before the ocean of information runs dry. In other words, the information always wins. The key for navigating this sea of research is to be prepared, to learn about the currents, the submerged reefs and rocks, and to combine this readiness with the ability to explore, to change course, and adapt to the unforeseen storm.