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Farming business is rich but starved of key data

Farming business is rich but starved of key data | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Some opportunities, such as those found in agriculture, are too big to be fully addressed by one entity. This means there is a real possibility of several successful and sustainable niche services pegged on technology.
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Science Peer Review and Golden Chopsticks on the Science Channel

Science Peer Review and Golden Chopsticks on the Science Channel | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Some opinion from Professor Phil Moriarty What happened after the phone rang httpyoutubefcIUhHWsqlE For more on the chopsticks story, it was well covered
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Library Services for the "New Normal" of Miltary Families

Library Services for the "New Normal" of Miltary Families | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Article details the Cumberland County (N.C.) Public Library and Information Center's quest to provide the best possible services for their military family patrons. Looks at the results of the libra...
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Cite It!

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Cit it! is a cool Citation Builder Tool which lets you fill in all the information you have about your source, then creates a citation in either APA 6 or MLA 7 format.

 

> To start, select whether to cite:

> Book (in its entirety)...

> Chapter or Essay from a Book

> Magazine Article...

> Newspaper...

> Article...

> Scholarly Journal Article...

> Web Site...

 

The Citation Builder is based on the following citation manuals:

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth EditionMLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Seventh Edition

 

 

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Mhd.Shadi Khudr's comment, November 5, 2013 4:01 PM
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;) Thanks Mhd. Shadi for such interesting info! Have a nice Wednesday!
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My pleasure.... The same to you dear Estelblau
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How to Analyze Self-Citations _ Journal Citation Reports

How to Analyze Self-Citations _ Journal Citation Reports | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

 

As strange as it may seem, you are committing self-plagiarism if you reuse your work from previous classes or degrees without appropriate citation.

 

If you have made a point or conducted research in one paper that you would like to build on in a later paper, you must cite yourself, just as you would cite the work of others.

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Self-citations are references to articles from the same journal.

 

Self-citations often make up a significant portion of the citations a journal gives and receives each year.

 

You can compare self-citing rates and self-cited rates to supplement your journal evaluation.

 

 

> Calculate the Self-Cited Rate for a Journal...

 

> Recalculate an Impact Factor without Self-Cites...

 

 

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Why You Should Cite Yourself Only Sparingly:

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LITERATURE CITATION VS. LITERATURE REFERENCE -- WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

LITERATURE CITATION VS. LITERATURE REFERENCE -- WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE? | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it


When writing a research paper, you must always acknowledge any works or ideas of others that have influenced your experiment, conclusions, or interpretation of the data.


This is done by including a citation in the body of the manuscript and its corresponding literature reference in the Literature Cited section of the paper...



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Online Citation Wizards on 21st Century Information Fluency

Online Citation Wizards on 21st Century Information Fluency | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it


This service currently offers three Citation Styles: APA, CSE, formerly known as CBE, and MLA.


All feature specific templates for citing online Journals, Web pages with and without authors, electronic Books and Databases.


>> Cool Micro-modules:

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Increasing your citation rates

Increasing your citation rates | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Self-cite previous work when appropriate and relevant
Evidence shows the more an author cites their own work then the more the author is cited by other researchers. Self-citations should not always be considered improper, especially when the work that is being cited is relevant and appropriate.

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G20 Twitter Communities

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Introduction Last weekend the G20 Conference was hosted in Brisbane Australia. According to the G20 official website the objectives of G20 are: The Group of Twenty (G20) is the premier forum for its members’ international economic cooperation and decision-making


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Five Academic Publishing Predictions for 2015

Five Academic Publishing Predictions for 2015 | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The CEO of Publishing Technology offers his five predictions for academic publishing in 2015, including porous paywalls and the rise of the SAMPC countries.

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Is social media essential for PhD students?

Is social media essential for PhD students? | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
I've seen a few posts recently about the importance of PhD students using social media. While there may be some utility, for some students, in building a following on facebook, twitter or linkedin,...

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New Report Looks at How Monographs Fit Into the World Of Open Access Research | LJ INFOdocket

New Report Looks at How Monographs Fit Into the World Of Open Access Research | LJ INFOdocket | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The following report was published earlier this week.

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Radioactivity concentration variation with depth and assessment of workers' doses in selected mining sites

Radioactivity concentration variation with depth and assessment of workers' doses in selected mining sites | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

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The effect of CCTV on public safety: Research roundup

The effect of CCTV on public safety: Research roundup | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Updated in 2014, this review of literature on the effectiveness of surveillance cameras against crime includes a 2009 meta-analysis by Northeastern and the University of Cambridge.
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South African scientists make astronomy breakthrough

South African scientists make astronomy breakthrough | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Information on science
and technology in South Africa - a centre for research,
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Collections of Academic Libraries

What do academic libraries collect? How do I find sources that an academic library doesn't collect? What is grey literature? How are academic libraries arran...
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Is self-citation good for showing the continuity of the research...

Is self-citation good for showing the continuity of the research... | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

 

Is self-citation good for showing the continuity of the research and avoiding self plagiarism? Please share your experience and thought.

 

Self citation can help paper reviewers to check on the history of the author(s) and research topics....

 

 

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Self-citation and self-reference: credibility and promotion in academic publication

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✬✎The Challenge of Citation in Digital Media

✬✎The Challenge of Citation in Digital Media | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

 

We can pick up a style guide like those published by the MLA, APA or Chicago and expect that it will tell us exactly how to format our text, as well as how to formally credit the sources we are referring to.

 

These formats have become so ubiquitous in academic communication, particularly in the classroom, that they seem like divine Law set in stone, rules that we must follow or face the consequences.

 

How, then, do we handle digital media projects, where standards are not so clearly set, and where standard style guides do not seem to be clearly adaptable to visual or aural media?

 

This set-in-stone quality to citation style in print, writing researchers have found, may have some unintended consequences for students.

 

An ongoing research project led by Rebecca Moore Howard and Sandra Jameson, called the Citation Project, has collected essays from nearly 180 students from 16 institutions, and studied their habits of citation.

 

What the researchers have found in the first stage of their project is that students are generally disengaged with the sources that they cite, and that more often than not, students are engaged in "quotation mining" in order to superficially meet assignment requirements.

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Instead of trying to impose a print standard format for citation on a medium for which it might not be appropriate, it is better to work from these wider principles and practices that underlie citation to develop formats that are:

Appropriate to the media in which students are composingAppropriate to the contexts and audiences of the assignmentsAppropriate to the forms of inquiry in which students are engaging

 

 

➤ The Role of Citation in Academic Inquiry

↨ Displaying knowledge of the topic...

 

↨ Establishing ownership of ideas...

 

↨ Positioning own ideas in relation to others'...

 

↨ Establishing a replicable methodology:..

 

 

➤ Adapting Citation Forms to New Media...

 

 

➤ Considerations for Developing Appropriate Citation Guidelines in New Media Assignments...

↨ Consider the affordances and constraints of the media in which your students are composin

 

↨ Consider the audience and genre of the assignment.

 

↨ Create communities of practice within your class.

 

 

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A better way to track citations ☕Open citation data is coming. It’s a matter of ⌚when⌚, not if

A better way to track citations ☕Open citation data is coming. It’s a matter of ⌚when⌚, not if | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it


'Open citation data is coming. It’s a matter of when, not if ‘In the beginning was the link…’ – Most of us know what a citation is, a relationship between two publications. But what is open citation data?


Unsurprisingly, its citation data that’s open, free to use, re-usable…and useful in ways you probably haven’t thought about yet. Over the years citations have become the key currency of academic reputation,


helping to measure the degree of influence any one scholar’s works have had on the academic community.


At the most basic level, there are two important aspects of citations associated with any one paper; who is cited in it and who it’s cited by.


The first is easy to establish, the information should be there in the document. However a crystal ball is needed to know who is doing the citing....



⌚ What can you do with Citation data (now and in the future)?

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⌚ Is it really open and is it useful?



As more citations become openly available the citations themselves are becoming the subject of research with investigators examining the inter-relationships between disciplines, generating new knowledge. 


Making the data open and usable means that hitherto unimagined avenues of exploration can and will appear.



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Mhd.Shadi Khudr's comment, April 15, 2014 1:19 PM
Best regards to Lucianaaaa!
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Thanks! :)
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Cite This For Me: Automatic bibliography generator

Cite This For Me: Automatic bibliography generator | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

 

Create your bibliography or reference list automatically using the APA, Chicago, MLA, Vancouver, or Harvard referencing citation styles. It's fast and free!

 

 

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The HEFCE report on Open Access Monographs: some reflections

The HEFCE report on Open Access Monographs: some reflections | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The environment surrounding open access to monographs was significantly advanced today by the release of a report commissioned by the UK's Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), a qu...

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Infrastructure Complexity | Full text | Development, information and social connectivity in Côte d¿Ivoire

Understanding human socioeconomic development has proven to be one of the most difficult and persistent problems in science and policy. Traditional policy has often attempted to promote human development through infrastructure and the delivery of services, but the link between these engineered systems and the complexity of human socioeconomic behavior remains poorly understood. Recent research suggests that the key to socioeconomic progress lies in the development of processes whereby new information is created by individuals and organizations and embedded in the structure of social networks at a diverse set of scales, from nations to cities to firms. Here, we formalize these ideas in terms of network theory—namely the spatial network of mobile phone communications in Côte d’Ivoire--to show how incipient socioeconomic connectivity may constitute a general obstacle to development. Inspired by recent progress in the theory of cities as complex systems, we then propose a set of tests for these theories using telecommunications network data and describe how telecommunication services may generally help promote socioeconomic development.

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Leading a Global Transformation of the American Research University

Leading a Global Transformation of the American Research University | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

We all acknowledge the extent to which globalization has in recent years led to unprecedented levels of change in areas from the economy to the environment, from the way we do business to the way we interact with media. With the pace of globalization accelerating and its impact expanding, universities have begun to change as well ...

 


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Research Universities

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This smiling man is an anthropologist and historian, but, moreover, is an academic strategist, actually the Chancelor of UniCal, Berkeley, and past vice president and dean at the ColumbiaUni, NY.

He says that universities are changing but nobody knows their future yet: «we have only begun to come to terms with the volume and velocity of global connections, and have not gone nearly far enough in altering our content and methods to support students in a deeply interdependent world».

He foresee a «critical transformation of the American research university» whose main effect will be the overcoming of the boundaries between academic disciplines. What to do if we want the future to be nice? Manage the changements, first and start «a new, global alliance of academic and private sector partners» in order to find those «collective means to conduct the necessary multi-disciplinary research».

 

Read him: he speaks about "Berkeley Global Campus", defined as «a new sort of international hub in which an exclusive group of some of the world's leading universities and high-tech companies will work side-by-side» and about the new “Global Scholar Program”, to allow students studying abroad, having internships and bringing global best practices back.

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Social Network Analysis of the Global Shapers Community

Social Network Analysis of the Global Shapers Community | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Structure of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community

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