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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

REGISTER NOW | One Day Course on The Effective Use of Research Tools Box and Resources

speaker ›› Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim
medium ›› English
venue ›› MPWS Training Centre # map
time ››
8:30am – 5:30pm
Early Bird Rate
Normal Rate
8 March 2014  (Saturday)   

from 9 February 2014

until closing date
17 May 2014 (Saturday) 

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until closing date
23 August 2014 (Saturday) 

until 23 July 2014

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until closing date
15 November 2014 (Saturday) 

until 15 October 2014

from 16 October 2014

until closing date
1. Introduction

The search can be time consuming and sometimes tedious task. How can make it easier? How do deal with situations such as:

“I just join as new postgraduate students and I am not sure how to do a literature search”
“I have been in research for some time now but I spend a lot of time to get the articles I want”
“I am sure I have downloaded the article but I am not able to find it”
“I wanted to write a new paper, how can I manage the references in the shortest possible time?”
“I have many references, some of
my old papers, and some of my current research. Sometimes, they are so
many that I can’t recall where I have kept them in my folders!”
“I have written an article and I am not able to find a proper Journal”
"I want to increase the citation of my papers, how do I do?"
We need an effective search strategy
can save hours of wasted research time and provide a clear direction for
your research. The benefits of attending this workshop are numerous and
include learning how to change the direction of searching to discover
and how to use more efficient the tools that are available through the
2. Objective

The workshop seeks to serve the following objectives:

To help
students who seek to reduce the search time by expanding the knowledge
of researchers to more effectively use the "tools" that are available
through the Net.*
To evaluate the types of literature that researchers will encounter.
To convert the information on the search for a written document.
To help researchers learn how to search and analyze the right journal to submit.
To promote their publication for further citation.
* For more information on this workshop, see the Research Tools web page.

These two session workshops in one day, aim to help
research students in order to reduce research time by developing
researcher knowledge to use more effectively the “Tools” which are
available through the net. Research Tools is the skill to understand and
use information technology tools to carry out research, including the
use of discipline-related software and online resources.

The online “Research Tools” box is included over 700
tools. However, the speaker tries to introduce all necessary tools to
postgraduate students in a simple and applicable way.

3. Who should attend?

The workshop is aimed at postgraduate students, young
academics and researchers who have started his/her research and would
like to increase the effectiveness of the research. The e-skills learned
from the workshop are useful across various research disciplines and
research institutions. Participants should have the requisite computer
skills prior to taking the workshop.

4. Tentative program

Time Activity
8:30am Registration
9:00am Introduce “Research Tools” Box
9:15am Developing a search strategy, Finding keyword
9:30am Finding proper articles,
9:45am Evaluate a paper/journal quality
10:00am To do an effective literature search
10:30am Tea break 1
11:00am Keeping up-to-date (Alert system)
11:15am Mind mapping tools
11:30am The paraphrasing & editing tool
11:45am Indexing desktop search tool
12:30pm Lunch break
2:00pm Avoid plagiarism
2:30pm Organize the references (Reference management) tool
2:45pm Target suitable journal
3:10pm The impact factor-Journal ranking
3:15pm Getting published
3:30pm Tea break 2
4:00pm Promote your publication to get more citation
4:30pm H-index importance
5:00pm Document-publishing tools
5:30pm Q&A and closing
Speaker Biodata Ale Ebrahim
has a PhD degree from the University of Malaya. He has over 19 years
experience in the technology management and new product development in
different companies. Nader is active in sharing his
research finding by conducting a series of workshops in UM, UiTM, UKM,
UPM, MMU, IIUM and UTM. Nader developed a new method about using the
“Research Tools” which help students who seek to reduce the search time
by expanding the knowledge of researchers to more effectively use the
"tools" that are available through the Net. He awarded as a Winner of
Refer-a-Colleague Competition and received prizes from Thomson Reuters.
Nader is well-known as the founder of “Research Tools” Box and developer
of “Publication Marketing Tools”.

Registration fees cover refreshments and lunch. All fees must be fully paid before commencement of the course. Otherwise,
participants will not be allowed to enter the lecture hall.
Reservation/booking by intending participants should be made with
payment as soon as possible. We accept payment via Local Order (LO).
However, the price should be normal price and the LO must be sent prior
to the event.

If a place is reserved and the intended participant failed to
attend the course on the date of the event, the fee is to be settled
in full. Fees paid are non-refundable. However, substitution of
participant(s) will be permitted at the discretion of the organizer. In
view of the limited places available, intending participants are
advised to send their registration with the payment made as early as
possible to avoid disappointment.

The organizer reserves the right to alter or change the
programme due to unforeseen circumstances. Every effort will be made to
inform the registered participants of any changes. The organizer will
not be responsible for the arrangement of participant's transportation
and accommodation should there be any changes for the date of the
workshop. The participant is responsible to check the MPWS official
website from time to time for any changes, or contact the organizer

Completed registration form accompanied by evidence of payment slip should reach the organizer not later than 3 working days before the commencement of the course.

If you require further details or clarifications, kindly contact the organizer

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