Thursday, January 10, 2013

Ugh!

That moment when you have a brilliant and inspired research idea, only to search google scholar/pubmed/etc to find that it has already been done,  and done exactly the way you wanted to do it.  Ugh! is both validated that it was a good enough idea to be published and yet disappointed that someone beat me to the punch. 

2 comments:

Solitary Diner said...

Been there, done that. The only thing worse is spending a year on research and seeing someone else publish the same research before you've gotten an article accepted. It is a good sign that you're thinking like a researcher though!

KP said...

This happened to me about a month ago...super annoying. I also wrote a post about it: http://giveit110percent.blogspot.ca/2012/12/great-ideas-that-arent-mine.html

I will find something that is mine and it will be awesome.