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speaker ›› Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim
Visiting Research Fellow, Research Support Unit, IPPP,
University of Malaya
medium ›› English
venue ›› MPWS Training Centre # map
time ››
8:30am – 5:30pm
Early Bird Rate
Normal Rate
3 October 2015 (Saturday)
from 4 September 2015
until closing date

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

Problems statement
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.

Tentative program

Time Activity
8:30am Registration
9:00am Introduce “Research Tools” Box
9:15am Developing a search strategy, Finding keyword and proper articles
9:30am Evaluate a paper/journal quality
10:30am Tea break 1
11:00am Keeping up-to-date (Alert system),
12:30pm Lunch break
2:00pm The paraphrasing & editing tool
2:30pm Indexing desktop search tool and write an academic paragraph
2:45pm Avoid plagiarism
3:30pm Tea break 2
4:00pm Reference management tools, Getting published and Target suitable journal
5:00pm Q&A

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”.


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