Blogger The Unlikely Grad Student writes that, in her mind, the research process involves only 10 percent data collection. The rest of her time is divided up among "trying to get your equipment to work right," at 50 percent, "trying to figure out what you did wrong," accounts for 25 percent, and 15 percent washing glassware. "I tell myself that things would be better if I had equipment that was manufactured in the 21st century — everything but the GC/MS still has serial ports, for crying out loud — but who am I trying to kid? If that were the case, something different would go wrong," she writes.
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