Learning R for your research have same effect, it will sharpen your skills. From my own experience, I done my six month estimated data analysis within 6 hours. Most people thinks that R is just a program for statistical analysis. I must tell that, It is the bare minimum knowledge of R they have. In this post, I am trying to tell the possibilities of R. Whatever your research is, or what kind of data you are dealing with, R is the solution.
Fear and curiosity are two sides of a coin. Those who have the courage and intelligence/passion could tackle it efficiently. Like my childhood, everyone was born with curiosity, but they lost it eventually by time.i e, children are born as creative minds. it is all by our fear of failure. This makes our quest of knowledge is usually end up on google/readymade answers, rather than doing it their on way. This is a total disaster and the complete lost of new findings. There is an urging need to restore such passions, because amateurs had a golden history of innovation.