Shortcuts, don't we all love them?
What is not to like?
It saves time, it's efficient, much shorter way to get to the destination.
But, life is not a shortcut.. Like it or not.
You need to wander around, make mistakes, get lost once in a while, in order for you to be sure and to remember the correct path to the destination.
The same applies to research life.
If you think you can do a research via shortcut, don't bother calling yourself a researcher, seriously.