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Sunday, 8 March 2015

Research Tools Workshop







:ONE DAY WORKSHOP ON
Research Tools: Supporting Research
and Publication
انجمن دانشجویی ایسام با هماهنگی اتحادیه کشورهای شرق آسیا و  همکاری رایزنی فرهنگی سفارت جمهوری اسلامی ایران،اقدام به برگزاری رایگان ورکشاپ یک روزه می کند.
:Date
Sunday, 15 March 2015
:Time
16.30 - 08.30
:Speaker
Nader Ale Ebrahim, PhD
:Venue
BS-02, Academic Complex, in front of
Modern Languages & Communication, UPM
For more inquiry call@0173464414







1. Introduction:
Research Tools”can
be defined as vehicles that broadly facilitate research and related
activities. Scientific tools enable researchers to collect, organize,
analyze, visualize and publicized research  outputs. Dr. Nader has
collected over 700 tools that enable students to follow the correct path
in research and to ultimately produce high-quality research outputs
with more accuracy and efficiency. It is assembled as an interactive
Web-based mind map, titled “Research Tools”, which is updated periodically.
Research Tools” consists of a hierarchical set of nodes. It has four main nodes: (1) Searching the literature, (2) Writing a paper, (3) Targeting suitable journals, and (4) Enhancing visibility and impact of the research,
and six auxiliary nodes. Several free tools can be found in the child
nodes. Some paid tools are also included. In this workshop some tools as
examples fromthe four main nodes will be described.The e-skills learned
from the workshop are useful across various research disciplines and
research institutions.

2. Problem statements:
Research
can be time consuming and sometimes tedious. The following statements
capture some of the main concerns of the researchers as faced in the
research process:
  • “I just join as a new postgraduate student 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 can I do?"

Can
research become , easier, more fun and more result-oriented? The answer
to this question is YES. We need an effective search strategy which can
save hours of wasted research time and provide a clear direction for
your research.

3. Objectives
The workshop seeks to serve the following objectives:
I.  To discover how to use more efficient the tools that are available through the Net.
II.  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.
III. To evaluate the types of literature that researchers will encounter.
IV. To convert the information of the search for a written document.
V. To help researchers learn how to search and analyze the right journal to submit.

4. Who should attend?
  • Researchers at any experience and skill level
  • Research supervisors and research managers
  • Anyone interested in carrying out the research process
The workshop will bring the following benefits for the attendees:
  • Expanding and developing a knowledge base for research related tasks and activities
  • Effective presentation and communication of research to the scientific world
  • Attracting a higher level of comments and citations from other researchers
  • Gaining more academic visibility
  • Finding and formulating a suitable research topic
  • Developing high quality academic proposals, theses and articles


Research Tools Workshop

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