If the topic is interesting . However I'm a bit backwards I find things more interesting if I stumble upon them myself . For example I have been doing research on body language and psychology . I have also started to read and write about both topics .
I agree with Shane8592. When I'm obligated to do research on a topic or even read required books, it's not as interesting to me as it is when I come upon a topic and look into it voluntarily. Maybe it's just because I like to do things under my own terms and like being my own boss. : )