What is a good way to ask questions in a domain where you lack knowledge? How do you make a question a high effort question when you know relatively little about a topic? Sometimes you're put in a situation where you don't really know the fundamentals. How do you navigate this landscape and ask questions of higher quality? I feel like the more that I learn about a certain topic, the better I get at at asking questions in this area. However, I don't really have a great framework on asking questions when I'm starting out in a new field, so what could one do in these cases?
I think that the “ask well-informed questions” is noble, but has limits.
Instead of asking a bunch of small questions with no context or understanding, I would ask for resources to use to learn from scratch. Just what they’d use if they had to learn it again. This shows interest, but is clear that you can’t even ask smart questions because you are starting from zero.
I work with scientists and don't have a bio or stats background. I do this: