Sunday, August 22, 2010

記者與學者



連日來,聽學者們分享研究心得。當記者與當學者,原來這麼相似:

**心裡要有團火
**要有好奇心
**做自己有興趣的事
**Ask a question,第一步要搞清楚你要問的問題,一切就容易得多
**收窄範圍,不宜太大想頭,一句之內講清楚你的研究題目
**以小看大,從特例看其普遍性
**分析固然重要,好好地把事物綜合,也是大功德
**不要說「太陽之下無新事」「所有題材都做過」,新時勢、新環境,不同的文化,看同一個問題,結果很不一樣。
**要有耐性,十年磨劍,等待機會,抓緊機會
**當記者,要攞獎;正如當學者,要有論文在學術期刊刊登,那是能混下去的有利條件。

當然,記者同學者在這方面有很大分別:

**記者寫稿,務求「牛頭角順嫂」都要明白;學者寫文,如果「牛頭角順嫂」都睇得明就弊。
**記者要用淺白字眼把深奧概念簡單化;學者要用深奧字眼把淺白概念神化。

嘿,這些,真的要慢慢學。

2 comments:

  1. Allan: For more than half a century I've been both a practitioner and an academic. All this time, I remain a firm believer in the adage: "Those who can, do; those who can't, teach!" This is especially true in Hong Kong academia, regardless of which university. You, a handful of others and I are the only exceptions. Not good for the future of the craft! Sad, but true. Ray Wong

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  2. My not-so-humble wish is to contribute a bit here and there to the craft we treasure. Hope there is room for change.

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