Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? When doing research, it is better to use printed materials such as books and articles than it is to use the Internet.

Accessing almost every data in just a click is what humanity was looking for in these recent years. They achieved this goal, and we call it internet. I personally think that while doing a research, the most important thing is to use updated data. This is only possible when using the internet. I think this way for several reasons, which I will explore in the following essay. To begin with, I think that using the internet will help researchers to assess their work more confidently. In universities, it is important to add recently published data from journals, conference articles statements and data included in online book chapters. My life experience is a compelling example of this. During studying bachelor's degree in biology, I used to search internet, and find new topics that were considered as edges of science. Those were my favorite topics. I usually tend to assess my work with online sites, which provided grammar suggestions and spelling checkers. Therefore, I was able to evaluate my work and then hand it to my professor. Furthermore, the use of internet can help scientist learn exactly what the want in the fastest and most reliable way. When a scientist is trying to write a paper about a new topic, he would probably need to search for terminology and facts that are newly discovered in that specific area. In this case, the internet will be more useful than paper references. For instance, inmy last two years of university, I have written several articles on human brain tissue, gut microbiome and human gut-brain axis. With the help of internet I was able to search for the most simplified educational courses and I have read almost about 200 articles in these fields in order to understand it better. I watched videos when I needed help with some articles. I learned how to use softwares in order to illustrate my work, and analyse my data. In conclusion, I strongly feel that internet is a accelerator in every work a scientist might be intrested in doing. Additionally, it will delete all the limitations some might struggle with. This is because every body from all around the world, can access data from internet, and learn what they need in order to succeed.
Submitted by Ali on
What to do next: