Value of pure vs. applied research in TB?

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mgdpublic
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Value of pure vs. applied research in TB?

Post by mgdpublic » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:45 am

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I was just wondering if any of you bother with "pure" research when it's so easy to apply it and optimize in TB. For instance, I was curious if a certain indicator was correlated with profitability so I made a print output file with the indicator vs. trade profitability and then looked at the correlation in excel. Then I realized I could have just stepped the indicator and seen immediately where the rubber hit the road. Do you guys see value in pure research or do you just step and see what comes of it?

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