Writing a Thesis, Paper or Research Project: Getting Started

Identify research gaps, generate an optimized title and find the best and most relevant sources for your research. TCFEX
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Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

Are you looking for the most unique and worthwhile title for your research project to impress your supervisor or professor? Do you want to find and use only related and reliable sources thus avoid wasting your time? This package, which is the second in our series of research tools courses, is essential for all researchers, especially those at the beginning of their quest. Its purpose is fourfold: finding the most relevant and trending keywords; coming up with a unique and optimized title; finding, appraising and selecting the most relevant and authentic sources; and using online alert systems to keep yourself, as a researcher, up-to-date with the academic world. We have put these four concepts together because their effectiveness and the real value of the tools we have provided for each one manifests itself only when they are combined and used together systematically as they are integrally related to each other.

There are various tools developed by well-known institutes throughout the academic world to help improve the quality of research. These sets of tools are developed with great effort by elites in order to aid in researchers and using them in systematic ways leads to a valuable and high quality research project.

Utilizing the instructions and tools introduced in this package gives you an awareness of how research is done in different fields. You will be able to use these tools systematically to find keywords. Then you will learn how to use these keywords to search in the literature and find certain gaps or unanswered questions. These gaps will then lead you to a research topic/project which will fill those gaps. Finally, Combining all the new ideas and keywords you have generated, you will be able to come up with a unique and valuable title for your paper.

TCFEX 's Research Department

What are the requirements?

  • Having interest in doing high-quality research.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Classification of Research
  • How To “Cook Up” The Topic of a Thesis/Paper
  • Benefits Of Research Tools in Performing Keyword Selection
  • Effective Searching
  • Keyword Selection Tools
  • Important Criteria for Title Selection
  • Using Research Tools for Title Selection
  • How to Scientifically Support the Title
  • Critically Analyzing Information: Initial Appraisal
  • The Concept of H-Index and G-Index in Author Evaluation
  • Author Evaluation Indices
  • Journal Ranking by seven Factors
  • Top Research Tools for Online Alert Systems
  • Alert System in Scientific Data Bases

What is the target audience?

  • Junior researchers, especially those who have started a postgraduate research program, who wish to be provided with the necessary tools to jump start or push the boundaries of their research.
  • Supervisors can benefit as it simplifies providing help and support for students undergoing research under their supervision.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Keyword Selection
Thomson Reuters
Preview
05:47
Emerald & John Wiley
Preview
02:49
How to Cook keywords
Preview
04:17
Google AdWords
03:37
Web OF Science Platform
03:19
Science - Key Word Plus
04:43
a Practical Example
03:50
Google Trends & KwMap
03:43
Springer & SocialMention
03:30
Boardreader
01:46
Section 2: Titel Section
Introduction to Title Selection
03:25
Google Scholar
05:31
how to find and develop a viable research topic
06:07
Summerizer
02:20
Section 3: Searching For a Suitable Article
Introduction to Searching for suitable Articles
06:20
Critically Analyzing Information Sources
03:59
The Concept of H-index
04:54
Google Scholar
04:50
Publish or Perish
05:02
Academic Search
Preview
04:58
Web of Science
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03:09
Section 4: Article Assessment
Institute for Scientific Information
05:32
Journal Impact Factor
05:15
Other Bibliometric Parameters
08:30
The Average of Impact Factor in Various Fields
06:18
Section 5: Online Alert System
Introduction to Online Alert System
05:19
Create a Google Alert
05:19
Google Scholar
02:34
Scopus Citation Tracker
03:57
Conference Alert & WikiCFP
04:23

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Instructor Biography

TCFEX LLC, 720 Tools+ For Academic Research

TCFEX Corporation was initially formed in May 2013 and lunched in US in March 2014. Various tools have been developed by well-known institutes throughout the academic world to help improve the quality of research.

TCFEX has collected these scattered tools under supervision of Dr. Nader Aleebrahim in a collection named the “Research Tools Box”. Aleebrahim, PhD in Technology Management, has more than 17 years’ experience in establishing R&D department in different companies, project director and coordinator and implementing Knowledge-based systems in R&D departments. He has published more than 150 papers so far.

Research Tools box contains over +720 tools and it is still growing. These tools are classified into 4 main categories: Literature-Review, Writing a Paper, Targeting Suitable Journals, and Enhancing Visibility and Impact Factor.

“Research Tools Learning packages” are a series of online courses which can considerably benefit supervisors, students and researchers.

These courses will demonstrate how to push deeper in a study and produce a high-quality thesis or article. After completion of thesis or article, researchers can use the research tools and methods shown in the courses as a guide in publishing results in the best and most suitable academic journals. Even at this point, research tools will help enhance and increase the impact of research by bringing in more citations and comments from other researchers. This series of courses has been developed to help junior and senior researchers alike cut to the chase and put their time into what is most important in their research. TCFEX has held more than 200 workshops for Masters and PhD students and professors.

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