Sunday, 26 July 2015

Upskill Programme : "Introduction to the “Research Tools”

Dear All Postgraduate Candidates,

from Institute of Graduate Studies!

are pleased to announce that we are organizing a workshop for the
month of July 2015 . Details of the workshop are as

               : "Introduction to
the “Research Tools”
           :  Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim
                 : 31 July 2015
                : 9.00am – 12.00pm
              : Computer Lab, Level 4,
Institute of Graduate Studies    
        Max. No. of Participants      
   : 40


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.


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.


workshop seeks to serve the following objectives:

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.

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.


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.




TEL : 03-79676935

FAX : 03-79568940




is now open from  27 - 29 July 2015  or until the
maximum capacity is reached, whichever comes first.

participants, please submit your particulars by clicking the following



Deputy Dean

Institute of Graduate Studies

University of Malaya

50603 Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA

Upskill Programme : "Introduction to the “Research Tools”

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