In order to improve the quality of systematic researches, various tools have been developed by well-known scientific institutes sporadically. Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim has collected these sporadic tools under one roof in a collection named “Research Tool Box”. The toolbox contains over 720 tools so far, classified in 4 main categories: Literature-review, Writing a paper, Targeting suitable journals, as well as Enhancing visibility and impact factor.
Friday, 29 May 2015
REGISTER NOW | One Day Workshop on Research Tools: Supporting Research and Publication
Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim
Visiting Research Fellow, Research Support Unit, IPPP,
be defined as vehicles that broadly facilitate research and related
activities. Scientific tools enable researchers to collect, organize,
analyze, visualize andpublicized 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 andefficiency. It is assembled as an
interactive Web-based mind map, titled “Research Tools”, which is updated periodically.
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.
The workshop seeks to serve the following objectives:
To discover how to use more efficient the tools that are available through the Net.
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 of the search for a written document.
To help researchers learn how to search and analyze the right journal to submit.
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 presenation 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 suitableresearch topic
Developinghigh quality academic proposals, theses and articles.
Introduce “Research Tools” Box
Developing a search strategy, Finding keyword and proper articles
Evaluate a paper/journal quality
Tea break 1
Keeping up-to-date (Alert system),
The paraphrasing & editing tool
Indexing desktop search tool and write an academic paragraph
Tea break 2
Reference management tools, Getting published and Target suitable journal
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.
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”.
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.
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participant(s) will be permitted at the discretion of the organizer. In
view of the limited places available, intending participants are
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programme due to unforeseen circumstances. Every effort will be made to
inform the registered participants of any changes. The organizer will
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and accommodation should there be any changes for the date of the
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