For being such a techie age with things such as google and wiki and all those other search sites, I find that probably, oh lets say 75%(if not more) of the people on here that asks simple questions don't even bother to do their own research.
So I must ask then, why? I mean seriously, have schools stopped teaching how to research for projects anymore? Do they figure that they already know how to use things like google? Yet, not that long ago(my senior yr in college, a yr ago) I took a class that could have been renamed "How to use google" because of the simplicity of the class and its material(I should of taken it long before the time I did, but I switched majors and all, and well ya).
Personally, I find that doing my own research helps me learn it better, as well as summarize things for my own use later on. I also find that while doing one search I'll come across other related(or sometimes unrelated) topics that catch my eye and I'll go looking into that as well.
Well thats it for now(FB games time, lol),