As an addendum to the previous post I would like to add another sweeping generality about the work I will be doing in grad school (and beyond.) This may already be completely obvious to all of you and maybe it is because I missed something in 6th grade science class, but I just have to get it out of my system:
Many many research projects can be summed up by this: We are trying to see if there is a relationship between A and B.
Its. really. that. simple.