An interesting insight
“They need to be taught to recognize how errors can occur. Trainees should evaluate case studies derived from flawed real research, or use interdisciplinary detective games to find logical fallacies in the literature“
Understanding “the scientific process as it is – with its limitations and potential pitfalls as well as its fun side, such as serendipitous discoveries and hilarious blunders.”
Often, i find students become demotivated when the outcomes from their experiments turn out not according to their expectations. This is the “brain games” that always happen. Try be more flexible, work on the hypothesis and create more new ideas to test your hypothesis. This is where new knowledge starts to emerge.
Remember! the actual outcome of your PhD is not your dissertation. The outcome is YOU.
Direction is much more important than speed. Pick up the right direction first and then speed.