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ResearchTies: An Overview


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ResearchTies: An Overview

  1. 1. An Overview
  2. 2. Data Entry Process • Formulate and save an objective • Add the searches you will conduct to meet the objective • Enter the results of each search
  3. 3. From the home page, click on “Add Information.”
  4. 4. Select “Add Objective.”
  5. 5. Select the type of objective you want to add. Each type will display a different template. If none of the templates is appropriate, select “Other” and create a custom objective statement.
  6. 6. Using the dropdowns and adding any entries needed, create your objective statement and save it.
  7. 7. The next step is to add the desired searches to reach the objective.
  8. 8. By selecting from dropdowns and adding new entries as needed, record the search(es) to be conducted.
  9. 9. Next, conduct the research and enter the results of the search.
  10. 10. This is the “Add Results” template. Now, conduct the search.
  11. 11. Silas and Sarah Emerson’s 1850 census entry.
  12. 12. Record the result for Silas, and add a link to the online record, or upload a digital image of the results.
  13. 13. Copy the URL
  14. 14. Add Sarah’s result next. Paste the URL
  15. 15. Save.
  16. 16. Now the data is searchable. Click on “Search Your Logs.”
  17. 17. To locate all research results for a person, select “Results.”
  18. 18. Choose the variables you want to narrow the search.
  19. 19. All qualifying entries are returned with links to the results. Clicking on the links will open the documents for comparison and analysis.
  20. 20. Comparison of documents.
  21. 21. To create a PDF report, select the data.
  22. 22. Then, click “Report.”
  23. 23. Sample PDF report for an individual.
  24. 24. ResearchTies improves research quality! • Objectives keep researchers focused. • Efficient data entry encourages complete recording of research. • A high-powered search engine facilitates quick retrieval of documents. • The ability to easily compare documents improves analysis of the research.
  25. 25. • This tutorial is an overview. Look for additional tutorials to learn more details about the various functions of ResearchTies.