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Citavi – Reference Management and Knowledge Organization

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Search, manage PDF files, save quotations, organize knowledge, automatically create bibliographies, work in teams. Free version.
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How to find your theme with a literature review matrix

How to find your theme with a literature review matrix | Organizing research | Scoop.it

Well it’s essentially a table, you put your themes in the first column and then you put journal titles as the headings for all of the other columns. You then go through all the journal articles you have and write in the relevant cells, how they correspond to a particular theme.

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PhD Chat

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The purpose of this wiki is to support the #phdchat community. This is achieved in a number of different ways:

pages in the wiki include an archive of some of the more recent themed Wednesday chats. These have been left in an unedited form, but there are many useful resources and ideas as suggested by participants in the discussionother pages in the wiki focus on activities we have undertaken as a group, for example challenges we have given ourselves to explain our research in plain English or to write a brief cvThere are links to resources we have found usefulThere is an opportunity to share conference presentations and articles relevant to our research - another method of dissemination.

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Docear

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It integrates everything you need to search, organize and create academic literature into a single application: digital library with support for pdf documents, reference manager, note taking and with mind maps taking a central role. What’s more, Docear works seamlessly with many existing tools like Mendeley, Microsoft Word, and Foxit Reader. Docear is free and open source, based on Freeplane, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Technology and developed by scientists from around the world, among others from OvGU, and the University of California, Berkeley.

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Blog-sized lit reviews » Academic Productivity

Instead of putting this writing into Word documents though, I decided to set up a local installation of the blogging engine Movable Type. In retrospect, I think this was probably just an excuse to play with blogging software but it turned out to be a good decision. I could add content from any computer with access to the server, the basic input form meant that I focused on content not style, and of course, I had all the blogging bells-and-whistles attached. Comments could be added at a later date, the information sorted and searched, shared with my supervisor and so on

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Helping Doctoral Students Write: Pedagogies for Supervision: Barbara Kamler,Pat Thomson: 9780415346849: Amazon.com: Books

Helping Doctoral Students Write: Pedagogies for Supervision

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This essential guide offers a new approach to doctoral writing, written specifically for doctoral supervisors. Rejecting the DIY websites and manuals that promote a privatised skills-based approach to writing research, Kamler and Thomson offer a new framework for scholarly work to help doctorate students produce clear and well-argued dissertations. Drawing on a wide range of research and hands-on experience, the authors argue that making an original contribution to scholarly knowledge requires doctoral candidates to do both text and identity work. Their discussion of the complexities of forming a scholarly identity is illustrated by the stories and writing of real doctoral students.

 

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The Use of Mapping in Literature Review - PhD Wiki

Feature Map: Argumental structures developed from summary record sheets Subject

 

Tree Map: Summative maps showing the development of topic into sub-themes to any number of levels

 

Content Map: Linear structure of organisation of content through hierarchical classification

 

Taxonomic Map: Classification through standardised taxonomies

 

Concept Map: Linking concepts and processes enables declarative to procedural knowledge. With an underlying principle of cause and effect and problem solving, concept maps can show the relationship between theory and practice.

 

Rhetorical Mapping

Citation Mapping

 

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organisation « The Thesis Whisperer

organisation « The Thesis Whisperer | Organizing research | Scoop.it
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Using Skim with Scrivener for researching & writing your Thesis

Using Skim with Scrivener for researching & writing your Thesis | Organizing research | Scoop.it

Workflow using scrivner and skim

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30 online resources for academic life, writing, and technology

30 online resources for academic life, writing, and technology | Organizing research | Scoop.it
This is a list of my favourite online resources that offer advice on academic writing, productivity, creativity and managing your career.

 

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More pre-PhD advice: give yourself homework » Academic Productivity

I tried to overcome these problems by dividing up the task into about 8 two-week long assignments. First, I did some brainstorming and together with my supervisor identified the subject areas with which I should become familiar, before dividing these topics into specific research questions. In my case, these were things like “How do people and societies respond to new technologies?” and “Describe the policy issues associated with metering of microgeneration systems in the UK”. I then gave myself two weeks to write an essay on these topics. It gave a clear direction to my reading and by the end of it, I could present my supervisor with a tangible product that we could then discuss.

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Blog with categoies like

ref management

time management

writing

reading

web 2.0

computing tips

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5 ways to tame the literature dragon

5 ways to tame the literature dragon | Organizing research | Scoop.it
Stuck with all that literature? Here's five simple ideas to make sense of it all.

1. Location

2. Alphabet

3. Time

4. Category

5. Hierarchy

 

From ‘Information Anxiety’ by Richard Saul Wurzman.

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Information Architecture « Curious : In-Forming singular/plural design

Information Architecture « Curious : In-Forming singular/plural design | Organizing research | Scoop.it
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