Review 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.
1. Ron Chenail (email@example.com) & Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) Nova Southeastern University Computer In Libraries April 9, 2014
2. Review 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.
3. 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.
4. Identifying the Research Problem Reviewing the Literature Conceptualizing/Planning/Design Data Collection and Analysis Data Storage/Sharing Results Quality Control
5. Freely 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.
6. Provides 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.
7. Other Tools and Apps: HMP-HelpMePublish https://helpmepublish.org
8. Allows 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.
9. Personal 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.
10. Other Tools and Apps: Mendeley Reference Manager (Lite) http://www.mendeley.com CiteULike http://www.citeulike.org Diigo https://www.diigo.com EndNote http://endnote.com PubMed On Tap http://www.referencesontap.com Bookends On Tap https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bookends-on-tap/ id473822523?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
11. View, 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.
12. Visualize 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.
13. Other Tools and Apps: Mind Mapping Simple Mind - http://www.simpleapps.eu/simplemind Magical Pad - http://www.magicalpad.com Mindomo - http://www.mindomo.com Popplet - http://popplet.com Text2Mindmap - https://www.text2mindmap.com Data Visualization Microsoft Office SmartArt
14. Create 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.
15. Create 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.
16. Other Tools and Apps: Recording Audio/Capturing Video CaptureNotes http://capturenotes.com SenseMaker http://www.sensemaker-suite. com/smsite/index.gsp Taking Notes inScribe http://www.whizzosoftware.com/inscribe/index.html MobileNoter http://www.mobilenoter.com Gathering Community Data Nativeye http://nativeye.com EthnoHub http://ethnohub.com Ushahidi http://www.ushahidi.com Itracks Mobile http://www.itracks.com/our-tools/mobile
17. Analyze 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.
18. Excerpting 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.
19. Other Tools and Apps: TagPad (for iPads) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tagpad/id443465 566?mt=8
20. Save 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.
21. Collaborate as a team on projects Share files Sync your files across devices Backup your website
22. Other Tools and Apps: Data Storage Microsoft OneDrive (formerly SKYDrive) https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us Google Drive http://www.google.com/drive Jumpshare https://jumpshare.com Online Collaboration GRID http://www.binarythumb.com
23. Cloud-based Utilize Team Approach Employ Transparent Processes and Outcomes Visualize Data and Results
25. 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-us
26. The 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 Resource http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools
27. Ronald 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 email@example.com
28. Cheryl 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.