HACKING THE RESEARCH PROCESS: Tools & apps for librarians and lecturers

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HACKING THE RESEARCH PROCESS: Tools & apps for librarians and lecturers. Ron Chenail (ron@nova.edu) & Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis (peltierd@nova.edu) Nova Southeastern University Computer In Libraries April 9, 2014. Overview. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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HACKING THE RESEARCH PROCESS: Tools & apps for librarians and lecturers

Ron Chenail (ron@nova.edu)&Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis (peltierd@nova.edu)Nova Southeastern University

Computer In Libraries April 9, 2014

OverviewReview the steps involved in the research process (identifying the research problem, reviewing the literature, planning/design, collecting, analyzing storing & sharing data, quality control).

Identify the latest technology tools and apps (mobile, cloud-based, web-based) available for Lecturers and Librarians to utilize at each stage of the research process.

Introduce a range of emerging technology tools to enable researchers to conceptualize, conduct and complete research projects. Why Use Tools & Apps for Research?Simplify research oriented tasks.

Shorten time required to complete research.

Build specific skills set for innovative researchers wishing to use a variety of platforms (smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops), business choices (free, fee, and freemium) and design options ("do-it-yourself," consultation, and outsourcing) to conceptualize and implement successful research projects.

Defining the Research Process Six StepsIdentifying the Research Problem

Reviewing the Literature


Data Collection and Analysis

Data Storage/Sharing Results

Quality Control

4Identifying the Research ProblemGoogle Scholarhttp://scholar.google.com

Google Scholar Key FeaturesFreely accessible web search engine powered by Google search technology.Indexes full text of scholarly literature across multiple formats and disciplines.Includes peer-reviewed online journals.Individuals with Google account can create a Google Scholar profile to track citations to their publications, add articles written, and be listed in Google search results.Save search results to personal Google Scholar library (My Library), add tags to organize collections.

Google Scholar ApplicationsProvides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.Search across multiple disciplines and sources for articles, books, theses, dissertations, abstracts, legal documents from a variety of sources including academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories and universities.Explore related works, citations, authors, publications.Locate the full text of works on the web or at local library.Check how often other scholars are citing your works.Create a Google scholar profile listing fields of interest.

Identifying the Research Problem

Other Tools and Apps:HMP-HelpMePublish https://helpmepublish.org

Reviewing the LiteratureZoterohttp://www.zotero.org

Zotero Key FeaturesAllows creation of personal library to store PDFs, images, audio & video files, snapshot of webpages. Integrates with MS Word and Open Office to automatically create footnotes, endnotes, in-text citations and bibliographies. Supports most citation styles (APA, Chicago, MLA, etc.).Available as free download for Mac, Windows, Linux as a Firefox extension (Zotero for Firefox) or Zotero Standalone.

Zotero ApplicationsPersonal research assistant for collecting, organizing, citing and sharing research resources.Organize collections and sub-collections of research data using tags. Auto-synchronize data across multiple devices.Collaborate with colleagues by creating or joining a research group on specific subjects.Jointly analyze and share data collected during research projects.

Reviewing the LiteratureOther Tools and Apps:Mendeley Reference Manager (Lite) http://www.mendeley.comCiteULike http://www.citeulike.orgDiigo https://www.diigo.comEndNote http://endnote.comPubMed On Tap http://www.referencesontap.comBookends On Tap https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bookends-on-tap/id473822523?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4


Many Eyes Key FeaturesView, discuss, and create a variety of interactive data visualizations from Many Eyes data sets.

Upload your own data and create your own visualizations.

Join active data visualization community. Many Eyes ApplicationsVisualize your own data.Create your own topic center.Get feedback from the Many Eyes community.Create your own data visualization blog.Embed Many Eyes visualizations on your own web site or blog.Conceptualizing/Planning/Design

Other Tools and Apps:Mind MappingSimple Mind - http://www.simpleapps.eu/simplemindMagical Pad - http://www.magicalpad.comMindomo - http://www.mindomo.comPopplet - http://popplet.comText2Mindmap - https://www.text2mindmap.comData VisualizationMicrosoft Office SmartArt

Data CollectionEvernotehttp://evernote.com

Evernote Key FeaturesCreate text, web-clips and PDF notes.Auto-synchronize notes among every computer and phone you use.Make printed and handwritten text within images searchable.Share your notebooks with friends and colleagues.

Evernote ApplicationsCreate meeting and field notes.Save webpages for later access, even offline.Capture ideas and design inspiration.Find notes made on your phone.Search through photos of whiteboards.

Data CollectionOther Tools and Apps:Recording Audio/Capturing VideoCaptureNotes http://capturenotes.comSenseMaker http://www.sensemaker-suite.com/smsite/index.gspTaking NotesinScribe http://www.whizzosoftware.com/inscribe/index.htmlMobileNoter http://www.mobilenoter.comGathering Community DataNativeye http://nativeye.comEthnoHub http://ethnohub.comUshahidi http://www.ushahidi.comItracks Mobile http://www.itracks.com/our-tools/mobile

Data AnalysisDedoosehttp://www.dedoose.com/

Dedoose Key FeaturesAnalyze text, video, and spreadsheet data (analyzing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research).Analyze qualitative and mixed methods research data from various research approaches when conducting surveys and interviews.Web-based no software to download, install, or maintain on your computer.Dedoose ApplicationsExcerpting sections of data for memoing, and coding.Create multiple descriptor sets and dynamic code trees within a single project.Data visualization, filtering, and analysis.Transparency for collaborative teamwork.Data Analysis

Other Tools and Apps:TagPad (for iPads) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tagpad/id443465566?mt=8

Data Storage and Sharing ResultsDropboxhttps://www.dropbox.com

Dropbox Key FeaturesSave your files from any location with Dropbox app.Work online and offline.Share files with your team.Free start-up (2 GB) and add more memory with referrals.Security and encryption.

Dropbox ApplicationsCollaborate as a team on projectsShare filesSync your files across devicesBackup your websiteData Storing and Sharing Results

Other Tools and Apps:Data StorageMicrosoft OneDrive (formerly SKYDrive) https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-usGoogle Drive http://www.google.com/driveJumpshare https://jumpshare.com

Online CollaborationGRID http://www.binarythumb.com

Quality ControlDedoosehttp://www.dedoose.com/

Dedoose Key FeaturesCloud-basedUtilize Team ApproachEmploy Transparent Processes and OutcomesVisualize Data and Results

Dedoose ApplicationsMultiple CodersPeer ReviewersInter-Rater ReliabilityLab NotebookAudit TrailsMemoing and JournalingQuality Control

Other Tools and Apps:Evernote (memoing, journal entries)http://evernote.com

Dropbox ( collaboration in the cloud)https://www.dropbox.com

OneDrive ( collaboration in the cloud)https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-usResourcesThe Qualitative Report: Mobile and Cloud Qualitative Research Apps http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/apps.html

Top 100 Tools For Learning: A Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies C4LPT Resourcehttp://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools

Presenter InformationRonald J. Chenail, Ph.D., is Professor of Family Therapy and Director of the Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research Program at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). He founded The Qualitative Report (TQR), the worlds first online, open-access trans-disciplinary qualitative research journal in 1990, and remains the journals editor-in-chief. Chenail has produced over 120 publications including four books (Medical Discourse and Systemic Frames of Comprehension; Practicing Therapy: Exercises for Growing Therapists; The Talk of the Clinic: Explorations in the Analysis of Medical and Therapeutic Discourse; and Qualitative Research Proposals and Reports: A Guide), and given more than 180 formal academic presentations at conferences and meetings. He may be contacted at ron@nova.edu Online Resource for Finding Tools and Apps (Maintained by Ron Chenail) http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/apps.html

Presenter InformationCheryl Peltier-Davis is Archives and Digital Librarian at the Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University in Florida, USA. She is the author of the book The Cybrarian's Web - An A-Z Guide to 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools and other Resources. She has given conference presentations and workshops on numerous library-related topics - web 2.0 tools and libraries, core competencies for librarians, digitizing library collections, information management and Caribbean libraries. She may be contacted at peltierd@nova.edu.