|Speaker:||Dr. Hammad Ather|
|Session Topic:||How To Do Meaningful Research?|
|Date:||September 16, 2023|
Dr. Hammad initiated his talk by deconstructing the term “meaningful” in the context of research, shedding light on multiple possible interpretations. He cautioned against an excessive reliance on specific metric-based indicators and the potential dystopian peril of transforming research into a gamified endeavor in the future. Dr. Hammad emphasized that meaningful research should possess qualities such as comprehensibility, validity, relevance, and it should serve as an intellectual pursuit that imparts a sense of genuine worth to those involved in its pursuit.