As you begin your research 10 June 2010

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A research presentation by Dr. Diljit from University Malaya

A research presentation by Dr. Diljit from University Malaya

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  • 1.
    • As You Begin Your Research …
    • Diljit Singh
  • 2. Preparing for the Journey
  • 3. Preparing for the Journey
    • Where am I going?
    • Why am I going?
    • Who is going?
    • When am I going?
    • How am I going?
    • What do I need?
  • 4. How Are You Starting?
  • 5. How Are You Starting?
  • 6. How Are You Starting?
    • or
  • 7. How Do You Intend to Finish?
  • 8. How Do You Intend to Finish?
  • 9. How Do You Intend to Finish?
    • or
  • 10.
    • Start well, finish strong
    • A good beginning is half completion
    • The seeds of success are sown right at the start,
    • as are the seeds of failure.
  • 11.
    • Start well Finish successfully
  • 12. You Want to be Successful at the End
  • 13. You Want to be Successful at the End
  • 14. Outline of Presentation
    • Importance of good research
    • The need to start well
    • Type of research should you be doing
    • Resources to help you with your research
    • Having a successful professional relationship with your supervisor
    • Successfully completing your research
  • 15. Importance of Good Research
    • Scenario 1
    • Applications open for PhD, scholarship available
      • Candidate A:
      • Graduate of University of ABC
      • CGPA : 3.5
      • Lecturer’s recommendation: Good
      • Papers published: 1 local conference
      • Candidate B:
      • Graduate of XYZ University
      • CGPA : 3.5
      • Lecturer’s recommendation: Good
      • Papers published: 1 local conference, 1 international conference, 2 journal papers (incl 1 ISI journal paper)
    • Who should get the place for the PhD?
  • 16. Importance of Good Research
    • Scenario 2
    • Your are Head of Department of Computer Science, University DEF, and have the opportunity to employ a new lecturer
      • Candidate A:
      • PhD holder
      • Finished PhD in 3 years
      • Supervisor's recommendation: Good
      • Papers published: 3 conference papers, 2 journal papers,
      • No of times papers have been cited: 8
      • Candidate B:
      • PhD holder
      • Finished PhD in 5 years
      • Lecturer’s recommendation: Good
      • Papers published: 3 conference papers, 2 journal papers,
      • No of times papers have been cited: 0
    • Whom would you employ?
  • 17. Importance of Good Research
    • Enhance personal reputation
    • Enhance university reputation
    • Better job / promotion prospects
    • More satisfying experience
    • Less use of resources
  • 18. Importance of Good Research
    • Research output plays an important part in university rankings
    • UM aims to be among the top 100 by 2013
  • 19. The Need to Start Well
    • Start well, finish strong
    • A good beginning is half completion
    • The seeds of success are sown right at the start,
    • as are the seeds of failure.
  • 20. The Need to Start Well
    • Start by doing what is necessary;
    • then do what is possible;
    • and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
        • St. Francis of Assisi
  • 21. Starting Your Research
    • Research involves
      • Identifying a research area and topic
      • Identifying a problem and research question(s)
      • Linking your research to the work of others
      • Collecting and analyzing data /
      • Developing a system
      • Drawing your conclusions
      • Communicating your findings
    • If you have not already started, start today
  • 22. Types of Research
    • Research that is of interest to you
    • Research in emerging areas
    • Research that can be published
    • Research that leads to citations
  • 23. Starting Your Research
    • Choose an area that really interests you
      • You have to sustain your interest for 6 - 12 months (maybe more)
    • Read widely about the topic
    • Develop a bibliography of research resources related to topic
      • Install EndNote on to your computer (can be downloaded free from http://ict.um.edu.my/ ); attend UM Library training workshop if necessary
  • 24. Starting Your Research
    • Develop a bibliography of research resources related to topic
      • Search Google scholar, Library databases, Web of Science; use forward and backward chaining
      • Focus on journal articles, theses and dissertations, conference papers; minimize books and .com web sites
      • Search also Conferences and Call for Papers to identify topics of current interest
      • Identify research groups and key people in your area, look at their web sites
    • Identify ‘hot’ research topics - important for publication later on
  • 25. Starting Your Research
    • What are ‘hot topics’?
      • New research areas
      • Areas of focus by academia, industry, nation
    • How to identify ‘hot topics’
      • Look at conference ‘Call for Papers’
      • Attend conferences, network with people
      • Look at top journals
  • 26. Starting Your Research
    • Read at least 20 – 25 journal articles, theses and dissertations, conference papers
    • Develop a brief proposal (5-10 pages),
      • introduction, statement of problem, objectives, brief literature review, methodology, significance of research
    • Discuss it proposal with potential Supervisor
  • 27. Starting Your Research
    • Refine proposal, or find a new Supervisor
    • Get commitment from Supervisor
    • Submit form to Office, indicating research area and name of Supervisor
  • 28. Types of Research
    • Research that is of interest to you
    • Research that can be published
    • Research in emerging areas
    • Research that leads to citations
  • 29. Professional Relationships
    • Keeping a good professional relationship
      • With your Supervisor
        • Get to know him / her well
        • Know his expectations
        • Keep him informed
        • Follow his / her advice, but know when to differ
      • With your mentor(s)
      • With professional colleagues (other students)
  • 30. Resources for Your Research
    • Supervisor
    • Colleagues / peers in UM
    • Colleagues / peers internationally
    • Equipment
    • Finances
    • Library resources
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  • 46. Succeeding in Your Research
    • Prepare yourself
      • Intellectually
      • Emotionally
      • Socially
      • Physically
      • Financially
  • 47. Plan Your Research
    • Set a goal to complete
    • I shall successfully complete my
    • …………………… .
    • (name of degree)
    • by
    • ……… .……….
    • Month Year
    • ……………
    • Signature
  • 48. Plan Your Research
    • Plan your activities
    • Aim to do some work every day , at least 30 minutes
  • 49. Plan Your Research
    • Write out your proposal
    • Apply for funding
      • PPP From UM, e.g. IPPP http://www.ippp.um.edu.my/
        • Max. RM 30,000 for full research students, RM 10,000 for coursework + dissertation students
      • From outside UM, e.g. eScience, industry
  • 50. Keep to Your Plan
    • Keep a record of your activities
  • 51. Keep to Your Plan
    • Learn from others
      • Join discussion groups, attend seminars, …
    • Get help
      • From Supervisor, other lecturers, seniors, peers, friends, online friends (Facebook, …)
    • Keep your Supervisor informed
      • Submit a weekly progress report, irrespective of whether your get feedback or not
    • Be aware of University policies
      • 3-month notice of submission, format for thesis, no plagiarism, etc.
  • 52. Evaluation of Your Research
    • Self evaluation
    • Peer evaluation
    • Supervisor evaluation
    • Evaluation by examiners
    • Evaluation by professionals
  • 53. Evaluation of Your Research
    • Evaluation by examiners
      • Research contribution
        • Significance
        • Innovative
      • Content
        • Sections
        • ‘ Flow’ of sections
      • Presentation
        • Language
        • Format
  • 54. To Summarize
    • What type of research should you be doing?
    • Where can you get resources to help you with your research?
    • How can you have a successful professional relationship?
    • What do you need to successfully complete your research?
    • What do examiners look for in your research?
  • 55. Remember
    • If you have not started yet, start today
    • Plan your research
    • Get the resources (supervisor, equipment, readings, time, money, etc.), but don’t wait until everything is perfect
    • Keep to your plan
    • Get help where necessary
    • Good luck !
  • 56.
    • Q & A