User:Graeme E. Smith/Collections/Model Series/Datamining/Using the Hunch

Using the HunchEdit

So, you have been casting and trolling and accellerating, but suddenly you get the feeling that you are working on something behind the scenes again, It's the first hint of a hunch. An intuitive jump in the making, and you think to yourself, "I thought all this work was to keep myself from having Intuitive leaps!" Sorry, no can do, it's built into the system, and if you successfully scan, you are going to have more leaps rather than less, they are just going to come closer together.
The reason you are scanning is to winkle out the information related to a specific topic area, that you are concentrating on. Your Intuitions however do not have to follow that limitation, they can act to expand the area by linking it to other areas you were ignoring, or to add some aspect to your study that you would never have considered. A Paradigm shift. There is no way you can see these things coming, so you couldn't necessarily catch them in your sampling techniques.
Sometimes figuring out what your hunch is about, so that you can accelerate it, is half the fun of datamining. All you have to go on, is a sometimes meta-cognitive feeling, that tells you that your intuition is working on something. The trick is to cast on a wider front, and look to see what subjects trigger the feeling and which don't. You can ignore the ones that you don't feel your intuition is working on, and concentrate on those you do. Think of it as a more abstract nibble, or the fish hiding in a different place because you fished out the other places.
You might want to ignore the outcome of the intuition, if it is off topic, but you have to know what it is about to know whether or not to ignore it. Only casting and trolling or waiting will tell you.