Research process for me goes in a spiral manner through these (or similar) stages: you gather what you already know (make assumptions), you hypothesize, you test the hypothesis, analyse results, critically appraise them, apply the results, adjust or change the assumptions, and repeat. Science therefore, is an iteration-based process.
Starting your research journey you may be wondering: “I have so much to do, how I will find time to collaborate? I just want to
The first year of my postdoc here in Japan has just passed, so it is a good time for some kind of summary and reflection.