Jun 30, 2020
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Mar 11, 2022 15:59 UTC
Savage’s approach to research via Mosteller (Hamada and Sitter, 2004):
- As soon as a problem is stated, start right away to solve it. Use simple examples.
- Keep starting from first principles, explaining again and again what you are trying to do.
- Believe that this problem can be solved and that you will enjoy working it out.
- Don’t be hampered by the original problem statement. Try other problems in its neighborhood; maybe there’s a better problem than yours.
- Work an hour or so on it frequently.
- Talk about it; explain it to people.