When to Change Your Research Plan

Four responses to things changing in research:

  1. Turn around and go home – Essential forget the goal for now.
  2. Wait it out – Do nothing.
  3. Take a different path – See if someone can help fill the gaps.
  4. Adjust your goal and therefore your route – Change approach.

All 4 are valid. All 4 are useful. And all 4 need to result in a change to your research plan.