7 Key questions when reading a research paper

This is a quick summary of the 7 key questions outlined in Prof. Janice Hewitt’s Engi 600 course at Rice. I found it very useful to keep these questions in mind when reading research papers.

  1. Focus / Problem to be solved
  2. Importance
  3. Method
  4. Context
  5. Results
  6. Unique contributions
  7. Possible applications
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