Research On The Internet At Idlo

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Research On The Internet At Idlo

  1. 1. Promoting Justice to Create Opportunity<br />Briefreviewofwebsites and other online resourcesforconductingresearch on the internet<br />1<br />
  2. 2. IDLO Library<br />why Carry out Research? <br /><ul><li>Description</li></ul>to document and characterise a phenomenon of interest<br /><ul><li>Exploration</li></ul>to investigate little-understood phenomena<br />to identify or explore important variables<br />to generate questions for further research<br /><ul><li>Explanation</li></ul>to explain why forces created the phenomenon under question to identify why a phenomenon is shaped as it is<br /><ul><li>Prediction</li></ul>to predict future outcomes for a phenomenon<br />to forecast events and behaviours resulting from a phenomenon<br />2<br />
  3. 3. IDLO Library<br />An Anomalous State of Knowledge (Belkin,1980) is the primary motivator of information seeking behaviors.<br />The amount of data available for consultation on the Internet calls for the configuration of adequate instruments of information retrieval to respond to and meet the needs of the users.<br /> For a specialized search, one may need to select the retrieval mechanism as much as the resource to be searched.<br />3<br />
  4. 4. IDLO Library<br />“Cartwheel” Approach<br />Developed by Professor William P. Statskyaims to identify the number terms associated to a given research problems to improve the overall perception of the issue involved.<br /> This approach supported by the usage of authoritative *thesauri improves the techniques of information retrieval.<br />*United NationsEuropean Union<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Case Study: Pollution<br />IDLO Library<br />The CartwheelApproachby<br />William P. Statsky<br />5<br />
  6. 6. IDLO Library<br /> Browsers facilitate the consultation and storage of valuable resources<br />Search engines and Databases are the most common tools of knowledge structuring implemented to support research activities performed in the digital environment. <br />6<br />Internet Explorer<br />FireFox<br />Apple Safari<br />Google Chrome<br />
  7. 7. 7<br />IDLO Library<br />Theinvisible or deep web has been defined as the portion of text pages, files, or other often high-quality authoritative information,<br /> that general-purpose search engines cannot add to their<br /> indexes for technical or deliberate <br />choice (Sherman and Price, 2001). <br />Ralph A. Clevenger<br />
  8. 8. IDLO Library<br />(Cont&apos;d)<br />Search Engines<br />8<br />Scientificsearchengines<br />
  9. 9. IDLO Library<br />Databases - Primary Resources<br />INTER-PARLIAMENTARY<br />UNION<br />UN Public <br />Administration Network<br />Programme<br />on HIV/AIDS<br />InstitutionalDevelopment<br />European Judicial Network <br />in civil and commercial matters<br />Social Development<br />World Legal <br />Information Institute<br />LEXADIN<br />Law Library of Congress<br />Office of the High <br />Commissioner for <br />Human Rights<br /> Cross Cutting<br />EconomicDevelopment<br />
  10. 10. IDLO Library<br />free and subscribed Databases – Secondary Resources<br />IDLO Online Subscriptions<br />The Global Development Research Center<br />Social Science Research Network<br />International Development<br />ResearchCentre<br />Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSP) <br />Toolkits<br />10<br />
  11. 11. IDLO Library<br />Additional resources<br />StudyingDevelopment.<br />Grants, Funds and Programmes<br />11<br />United Nations Framework <br />Convention on Climate Change<br />MixMarket<br />Wango<br />humanitarian news and analysis<br />UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs<br />United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change<br />
  12. 12. IDLO Library<br />WEB 2.0 (1)<br /> Web 1.0 Web 2.0<br /><ul><li> Reading - Writing
  13. 13. Companies - Communities
  14. 14. HTML - XML
  15. 15. Home pages - Blogs
  16. 16. Lectures - Conversation</li></ul>- Services sold - Web services<br /> over the web<br />12<br />
  17. 17. IDLO Library<br />WEB 2.0 (2)<br />13<br />
  18. 18. IDLO Library<br />Furtherdetails on the resourcesdescribed in the presentation are available on the following WEB 2.0 sites:<br /><ul><li>IDLO LibraryBookmarks
  19. 19. PPT - Presentation</li></ul>Thankyouforyourattention<br />smastrocicco@idlo.int<br />14<br />

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