Wednesday, 9 December 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 December 2015. Details of the workshop are as follows:



Introduction To The Research Tools



Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim



18 December 2015 (Friday)



9.00 am – 12.00 noon



Computer Lab, Level 4, Institute of Graduate Studies

Max. No. Participants




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
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:

 To help students who seek
to reduce the search time by expanding
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, Biblio metrics 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 200 workshops within and outside of
university of Malaya.


Application is now open from 10 - 14
December 2015 or until the maximum capacity is reached
, whichever comes

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

Thank you.

·    Please
make sure that you are available to attend the workshop from  9.00 am to
12.00 noon 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




TEL : 

FAX : 03-79674606




Deputy Dean

Institute of Graduate Studies

University of Malaya

50603 Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA

Upskill Programme : Introduction to the Research Tools

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