That Tip Didn’t Work For Me!

Research tips that suggest a procedure, an approach, or a process are just that: suggestions. One tip will not solve every problem in every location. What works in one place at one time period may not be appropriate in another place at another time.

If one idea does not work, try something else. Or ask yourself why the tip might not apply to your specific situation. That may get you thinking of something that does apply to your situation. Or let another researcher know what you tried and that it didn’t work–they may have another suggestion.

Or work on an entirely different family for a while. Sometimes a short break works wonders.

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