Why Research Scientists Should Avoid Programming and Data Analytics

It Impedes Your Ability To Think Creatively, Creates a False Impression of Progress When There is None, and Puts the Focus on the Least Important Part of the Scientific Method

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Data analytics puts the focus on the least important part of the scientific method

Data analytics creates a false impression of progress when there is none

Programming impedes your ability to think creatively

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Research scientist (Ph.D. micro/mol biology), Thought middle manager, Everyday junglist, Selecta (Ret.), Boulderer, Cat lover, Fish hater

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