Provide a comment on a classmate final thought of the class :Research Problem in Aviation
he most useful academic tool I learned from this course is the heart of the course, the nine-step problem-solving process. Before completing the group and solo project, I previously completed two full-length research projects/designs between my Statistics and Human Factors classes. Both previous projects were of equal magnitude, with all the typical sections of a professional study. After taking a break from legitimate academia for nearly 10 years between undergrad and this program, I was completely unfamiliar with the organization of a professional article, and only started to piece it together after reading what feels like hundreds of articles to develop decent references and literature reviews. Although I was satisfied with the final products of my first two projects, they A) took nearly twice to three times as long to plan, execute, and write and B) were not as clearly organized as the two we executed in this course.
The nine-step process works, to clearly develop an outline and knock out each major component of the article in a logical format. Breaking down the project into elementarily simplified chunks – problem, intent, and research questions made developing the correct research hypothesis much easier, and ensured that the hypothesis was written to correctly address exactly what it is we are interested in. It makes the entire project run smoother and correctly from the start, without deviatating and wasting time on superfluous topics or details. In my line of work and I’m sure everyone else’s as well, time is my most valuable commodity, and this process has certainly enabled me to streamline the work in an efficient manner.