from Institute of Graduate Studies!
are pleased to announce that we are organizing a workshop for the
month of September 2015 . Details of the workshop
are as follows:
: Introduction to the “Research Tools”
: Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim
: 25 September
: 9.00am – 12.00pm
: Computer Lab, Level 4,
Institute of Graduate Studies
Max. No. of Participants
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 toolsthat 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 toolsas 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
“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?"
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
researchers to more effectively use the "tools" that are available
through the Net.
of literature that researchers will encounter.
information of the search for a written document.
publication for further citation.
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
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.
is now open from 14 - 17 September 2015 or until the
maximum capacity is reached, whichever comes first.
participants, please submit your particulars by clicking the following
link: REGISTER HERE .
Institute of Graduate Studies
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA
& WRITING UNIT
INSTITUTE OF GRADUATE STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA
TEL : 03-79676935
FAX : 03-79568940
Upskill Programme: Introduction to the Research Tools