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Methodology and Tools for Research:
Introduction
Yannick Prié
Polytech Nantes, University of Nantes
Master DMKM, 2015-2016...
Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0
International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
•  This course "Methodology and Tools for Research: Introduction" ...
So, who am I?
Yannick Prié
yannick.prie@univ-nantes.fr
http://yannickprie.net/
@yprie
Four general objectives for this course
1.  Understand the world of research
2.  Know how to search, read and evaluate sci...
1- Understand the world of research
•  What does it mean to produce
knowledge?
•  Validation of research
•  Experimentatio...
2- Know how to search, read and evaluate
scientific material
•  Searching scientific material in classical or digital
libra...
3- Know how to write scientific documents
•  Articles, posters, presentation, bibliographical
surveys
•  Canonical ways of ...
4- Know how research is practiced
•  Networking
•  Reflexivity
•  Scientific project
•  Work organisation
•  Travelling
• ...
Course units
1.  Knowledge production
2.  Scientific publishing
3.  Paper reading
4.  Searching for scientific
material
5....
Tutoring units
•  Searching for scientific documents (2h)
•  Using Latex to write scientific articles (4h)
•  Managing ref...
Evaluation
•  Program committee (1/3)
◦  review several papers
◦  participate to a PC meeting
•  Scientific publication (1...
General program
Morning	 A.ernoon	
January	27	 Knowledge	Produc6on	/	Scien6fic	publishing		/	Paper	reading	/	PC	launch		(YP...
Resources for this course
•  Public (Nantes University moodle)
http://madoc.univ-nantes.fr/course/view.php?id=29100
•  Sco...
Thanks to
•  Carole Knibbe and Romuald Thion
•  Colin de la Higuera
•  Aurélien Tabard
•  …
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  1. 1. Methodology and Tools for Research: Introduction Yannick Prié Polytech Nantes, University of Nantes Master DMKM, 2015-2016 CC BY-SA 4.0
  2. 2. Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) •  This course "Methodology and Tools for Research: Introduction" by Yannick Prié is licensed CC BY-SA 4.0 •  This license covers the general organization of the material, the textual content, the figures, etc. except where indicated. •  This license means that you can share and adapt this course, provided you give appropriate credit to the author and distribute your contributions under the same license as the original ◦  for more information about this license, see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ •  For any comment on this course, do not hesitate to contact me: yannick.prie@univ-nantes.fr or @yprie
  3. 3. So, who am I? Yannick Prié yannick.prie@univ-nantes.fr http://yannickprie.net/ @yprie
  4. 4. Four general objectives for this course 1.  Understand the world of research 2.  Know how to search, read and evaluate scientific material 3.  Know how to write scientific documents 4.  Know how research is practiced
  5. 5. 1- Understand the world of research •  What does it mean to produce knowledge? •  Validation of research •  Experimentation •  Peer evaluation •  Ethics in research •  [ Pluri- | inter- | trans- ] disciplinarity •  Publications, conferences, journals, open access •  Evaluation of researchers, impact factor and h-index •  What is the job about? How does it differ from engineer? •  Careers in research •  Public and private research organisations •  Research laboratories, teams •  Research project and funding
  6. 6. 2- Know how to search, read and evaluate scientific material •  Searching scientific material in classical or digital libraries •  Scientific and technology watch •  Management of references with dedicated tools •  Critical reading of papers •  Annotation and active reading tools •  Redaction of reading notes
  7. 7. 3- Know how to write scientific documents •  Articles, posters, presentation, bibliographical surveys •  Canonical ways of writing •  What to do and not to do •  Content and form •  Argumentation and proof •  Tools for writing
  8. 8. 4- Know how research is practiced •  Networking •  Reflexivity •  Scientific project •  Work organisation •  Travelling •  Getting funds •  Evolutions of the job •  Research and teaching
  9. 9. Course units 1.  Knowledge production 2.  Scientific publishing 3.  Paper reading 4.  Searching for scientific material 5.  Paper writing 6.  Research landscape 7.  Patents and Information Retrieval Barrou Dialo 8.  Future of science 9.  Being a researcher
  10. 10. Tutoring units •  Searching for scientific documents (2h) •  Using Latex to write scientific articles (4h) •  Managing references (2x1h) •  Designing presentations (2h) •  Help for the « program committee » (2h) Xinyu Wang France carte Is Public Domain
  11. 11. Evaluation •  Program committee (1/3) ◦  review several papers ◦  participate to a PC meeting •  Scientific publication (1/3) ◦  collaboratively write a short paper on the future of science and research ◦  prepare two presentations for this paper, present one •  Final exam (1/3) ◦  open question(s)
  12. 12. General program Morning A.ernoon January 27 Knowledge Produc6on / Scien6fic publishing / Paper reading / PC launch (YP) February 9 Searching for scien6fic material (YP) February 10 Searching for scien.fic documents + Managing references (3h) March 16 Help for the Program commi=ee (2h) March 29 Program commiEee (YP) Research landscape / Future of science / Being a researcher (YP) March 30 Paper wri6ng + assignment launch (YP) Using Latex to write scien.fic ar.cles (3h) April 1 Patents and Informa6on Retrieval (BD) April 2 Patents and Informa6on Retrieval (BD) April 12 Help on paper wri.ng (2h) April 15 (Paper wri.ng assignment due)
  13. 13. Resources for this course •  Public (Nantes University moodle) http://madoc.univ-nantes.fr/course/view.php?id=29100 •  Scoop.it http://www.scoop.it/t/toolsandmethodologyforresearch
  14. 14. Thanks to •  Carole Knibbe and Romuald Thion •  Colin de la Higuera •  Aurélien Tabard •  …

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