Prof. Junehwa Song always emphasizes not to stick to one research area. He even says shallow and broad is better than deep and narrow. The reason is that we get more ideas and become more creative as we experience more. I don’t know how much it applies to the field I’m working in, because the field of text analysis is very theoretic and knowledge is quite cumulative. Experience of different research areas may become important once one has established a good foundation. Well, it’s a big decision anyway. My question is what is an efficient and effective way to develop creativity in the current situation? Stuff like reading many books or talking with people from different backgrounds sounds too rough and vague. How to read a book or how to talk with people seems more important and effective. Any ideas for training creativity?


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