I am going to start my research project about language acquisition. It’s about time, I say. This has grown out of my doctoral dissertation research where I hypothesized about a link between language and crime. My hypothesis, then, was not supported by the data-which was good data-but now seems to be something to re-examine. There has been more current research that addresses this hypothesized link and I am incorporating that.
Sometimes it is not the data or hypotheses that are deficient; it is the researcher who doesn’t know the right questions or can not formulate the right models. So, here I go again!