posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 03:31 PM
a reply to: liteonit6969
In my view, investigation is different to research. One can research something without leaving the house, but investigation is best achieved by
interacting with spaces, materials, and people involved with a given event. For example, I once created a thread on the matter of a substance left on
our windows by a passing storm. That thread detailed my investigation of the stuff, from noticing the presence of the stuff, to taking samples, all
the way to having a fellow from the museum check it out.
That thread contained photographic records of the various stages of the investigation, and is hosted right here on ATS. However, the samples were
kept for a time, then disposed of once the identity of the substance had become known. The photographs remain in the hard disk of my computer.
Research however, for me at least, is an activity which involves relying on others investigative capacity, in order to gain insight. It involves
reading and compiling vast amounts of data, but not discovering new data to share!