IranDoc Most-attended Training Courses

Course outlines

★  Why to write scientific papers

★  Scientific writing principles

★  Scientific papers' structure

★  Types of scientific papers

★  Characteristics of an acceptable scientific paper

★  Writing scientific abstracts and different types of abstracts

★  How to choose a journal

★  ISI and its different types of products

★  How to find reputed journals for your article

★  How to write cover letter to journal editors

 

★  Methodology skills

★  SPSS software intro

★  Statistical analysis process

★  Data control and refinement

★  Data coding

★  Defining variables in SPSS

★  Data entry in SPSS

★  Data editing

★  Reliability (Cronbach's alpha test)

★  Descriptive data analysis

★  Preparing data for interpretive statistical analysis

 

★  Different types of search engines

★  General web directories

★  General directories' application in the search process

★  Specialized directories' application in the search process

★  Search engines

★  Meta search engines

★  Specialized search engines (image, news, weblog, social networks, video etc)

★  Different types of databases

★  Reference websites

★  Passive search tools

★  Future of search engines

★  Role of search engines in the search process

★  Boolean search strategies

★  Advanced search tools

★  How to start searching on the web

★  General search strategies

★  A basic strategy for search

★  Process of a successful search

★  Search results management and retrieval

★  Search tools for scientific resources and articles

★  How to find special file formats, e.g. books, software, etc

 

★  Why this workshop?

★  Writing ingredients

★  Why publishing scientific papers

★  Information literacy; a must-skill for writing

★  Different types of articles

★  Few ways to find research topics

★  Main stages of writing a scientific paper

★  10 abstract writing principles

★  How to prepare a manuscript for submission

★  How an article is reviewed?

★  Useful databases for writing journal articles

★  Islamic World Science Citations (ISC)

★  IranDoc database

 

★  An introduction to Nvivo and how to install it

★  Data entry procedure

★  Different types of coding in Nvivo

★  How to categorize qualitative codes

★  Qualitative data analysis and report export

★  Modeling in Nvivo

 

★  An introduction to MAXQDA and how to install it

★  Data entry procedure

★  Different types of coding in MAXQDA

★  How to make categorise and sub-categories of codes

★  MAX Map

★  Qualitative data analysis report export

★  Data synthetize

 

★  An introduction to Atlas.Ti

★  How to analyze data in Atlas.Ti

★  How to install the software

★  Data entry in Atlas.Ti

★  Different types of coding in Atlas.Ti

★  How to categorize codes and make a family of codes

★  Mapping themes and super family

 

★  An introduction to scholarly articles

★  An introduction to research

★  Research process

★  How to convert research into article

★  How to compile content and produce an article

★  How to cite to other works

★  How scholarly articles differ from conference papers

★  How to find proper journals for publication

 

★  An introduction to managing scholarly resources

★  How to install and run EndNote

★  How EndNote works

★  How to create groups and sub-groups

★  Different types of citation search methods

★  How to search in famous libraries and databases

★  How to export bibliographical information from Word into EndNote

★  How to edit citations in Word

★  How to change display format in Word

★  How to adjust setting to meet the needs of conferences and journals

 

★  What is a research proposal?

★  Different types of proposal

★  How to find area of your interest

★  Resources for selecting a topic

★  An intro to databases

★  How to articulate your research topic

★  How to articulate problem statement

★  How to write different parts of a research proposal

★  How to cite to different types of resources

 

★  Structural Equations Modeling is a multi-variable analysis technique which enables researchers to simultaneously examine a set of structural equations.

★  An introduction to Structural Equations Modeling

★  Structural Equations assumptions

★  Alternative events/occasions in Structural Equations

★  Defining the path, suitability and occasions[N1]  in AMOS software

★  How to check equations modeling suitability using AMOS software

★  Structural Equations Modeling is a multi-variable analysis technique which enables researchers to simultaneously examine a set of structural equations.

★  An introduction to Structural Equations Modeling

★  Structural Equations assumptions

★  Alternative events/occasions in Structural Equations

★  Defining the path, suitability and occasions in AMOS software

★  How to check equations modeling suitability using AMOS software

 

This workshop has two main parts:

Part one: theoretical aspects of editing

★  Editing concept

★  History of editing

★  Purpose of editing

★  Editing tools

★  Types of editing

★  Editing principles

★  Editor's authorities

★  Editing tips

★  Editing scope

★  Editing process

★  Editor rights

★  Editing position in the field of printing and publishing

★  Editing payment rates

Part two: practice of editing

★  Editing process of a manuscript using theoretical points addressed in the first part of the workshop.

 

★  An introduction to qualitative research principles

★  Qualitative research methods and applications in the research process

★  Differences between qualitative and quantitative research

★  Philosophical foundations of qualitative research

★  An introduction to main qualitative research methods (Grounded theory, Phenomenography, Action research, Ethnography, Discourse analysis)

★  Grounded theory in practice: some real-life research examples

★  Methods of data collection in qualitative research

★  Sampling methods

★  How to check reliability data gathering tools

★  How to check validity of data analysis methods

★  Characteristics of a successful qualitative researcher

★  Qualitative research weaknesses and strengths

 

★  Scientific research method (purpose of research method, research methods in humanities, research methods in Pure sciences and Engineering)

★  Research components (conceptual and practical definitions, research topic, scientific research, variables, relation between variables, articulating hypotheses, major theories in scientific research)

★  Literature review writing methods (materials and how to evaluate them, research questions and research literature connections, common mistakes in writing the research literature)

★  Types of research: purpose-based research, method-based research, fundamental and applied research, exploratory, descriptive, historical research etc

★  Types of research design (experimental, semi-experimental, Quasi-experimental)

★  Measurements (scales, reliability, credibility, validity)

★  Sampling methods (research population, sample, sample group, parameter, types of sampling methods)

★  Types of data gathering methods in qualitative and quantitative research

★  Data analysis (descriptive and interpretive statistical analysis)

 

★  Information literacy concept and why we need it

★  Information literacy models, standards and implications

★  What if information

★  Types of information and their characteristics

★  Categorizing information types

★  Information quality and evaluation methods

★  Information access tools

★  Other types of research tools

★  Successful research process

★  Conceptual representation

★  Articulating a research question

★  Copy right and plagiarism