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Saturday, 10 October 2015

Upskill Programme : Introduction to the Research Tools







Dear All Postgraduate Candidates,

Greetings
from Institute of Graduate Studies!

We
are pleased to announce that we are organizing a workshop for the month of
October 2015. Details of the workshop are as follows:


Title

:

Introduction To The Research Tools

Speaker

:

Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim

Date

:

16 October 2015 (Friday)

Time

:

9.00am – 12.00noon

Venue

:

Computer Lab, Level 4, Institute of Graduate Studies

Max. No. Participants

:

40

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
from the four main nodes will be described. The e-skills learned from the
workshop are useful across various research disciplines and research
institutions.

Problem
statements:

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 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?"

We need an effective search strategy which 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 Net.

Objectives

The
workshop seeks to serve the following objectives:

i.           
 To help students who seek
to reduce the search time by expanding
ii. 
          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 promote their publication for
further citation.



Who
Should Attend

Simply, senior and junior researchers along with
supervisors who like in expanding their knowledge and developing a research
focus in the shortest possible time. Senior researcher can use the tools to
present their research more effectively to the scientific world which will
bring a higher level of comments and citations from other researchers which
will in turn improve their research. Junior researchers will be able with the
use of these tools to find a correct title and be able to focus and write high
quality academic proposals, thesis and articles.


Speaker
profile

Nader Ale Ebrahim is currently working as a research
fellow with the Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute
of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University of Malaya. Nader holds
a PhD degree in Technology Management from Faculty of Engineering, University
of Malaya. He has over 19 years of experience in the field of technology
management and new product development in different companies. His current
research interest focuses on E-skills, Research Tools, Bibliometrics and
managing virtual NPD teams in SMEs’ R&D centers. Nader developed a new
method using the “Research Tools” which help students who seek to reduce the
search time by expanding the knowledge of researchers to effectively use the
"tools" that are available on the Internet. Research Tools consist 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. He was the winner of Refer-a-Colleague
Competition and has received prizes from renowned establishments such as
Thomson Reuters. Nader is well-known as the founder of “Research Tools” Box and
the developer of “Publication Marketing Tools”. He conducted over 100 workshops
within and outside of university of Malaya.


INVITATION TO REGISTER

Application is now open from 8 - 13 October 2015
or until the maximum capacity is reached
, whichever comes first. 

Interested participants, please submit your particulars
by clicking the following link: REGISTER
HERE
 . 

Thank you.


REMINDER
·    Please
make sure that you are available to attend the workshop from  9.00am to
12.00noon before registering for the  workshop.
·     All
selected participants are STRONGLY advised
to be punctual and fully committed to the workshop participation.
·   Those who
registered and are selected for the workshop but are absent on the day of the
workshop without giving any prior notice to the organizer will be blacklisted
from similar workshop in the future.
·  Late
comers/participants will not be allow to enter the workshop to avoid disruption
to the workshop learning and are advise to come early to sign the attendance.

Your cooperation on the above matters is greatly
appreciated.


STUDENT ENHANCEMENT & WRITING UNIT

INSTITUTE OF GRADUATE STUDIES

UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA

TEL : 
03-79676935

FAX : 03-79674606

email: 
ips_upskill@um.edu.my

Thank
you.


=====================================================

Deputy Dean

Institute of Graduate Studies

University of Malaya

50603 Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA



http://www.um.edu.my/

http://www.ips.um.edu.my/

 




Upskill Programme : Introduction to the Research Tools

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