Recent videos include:
The latest Research Whisperer blog post discusses lockdown and COVID-19.
The ARC (along with other funding agencies) have released guidelines on responding to the impact of COVID-19 in grant applications and the author of the article has expanded on their advice to help researchers “level the playing field” as each researchers’ experience will be different to others’ and it is important to express their own personal experiences.
For example, instead of saying “I moved all my teaching online” say “I taught face to face on Thursday 12 March 2020. By Wednesday 18 March, I had no students on campus and one week later I was full-time at home and teaching remotely” which will have more impact.
LinkedIn Learning is hosting a webinar for Faculty. The Topic of the webinar is ”How to leverage Linked in learning in the classroom, as part of a blended learning strategy“
Time: Thursday April 22nd at 3:30pm AEST
The session will cover the following:
We have created easy templates if you want to promote this on the campus or forward to right group and encourage the faculty to participate. We would love to have the faculty on the session and share any questions or thoughts they might have on this topic.
Registration Link >> Click Here
When assembling an evidence summary for a review article or more formal type systematic review there may arise the need to engage software other than citation management apps (read, Endnote, Mendeley at al.) to record and audit retrieved literature. An obvious choice is typically Excel given most citation management software will generate and export a spreadsheet quite readily, much the least the ease and simplicity of collaborating with a team on a spreadsheet via Office365. Most citation management software handle bulk deduplication of records, however, where the quality and completeness of records from various databases is variable enlisting something like Excel with more flexibility and advanced text filtering facility makes screening publications while keeping track of the inclusion/exclusion of publications far easier. Enter the free Excel add-in, Fuzzy Lookup, a formula-free way of matching and filtering publications based on your own specimen criteria. The add-in is provided as a free download from this website and while there are innumerable tutorials the Business Liaison Librarians have put together a 'Tip Sheet' to keep at hand - see this link to download.
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Another tool in your arsenal of options for retrieving evidence for your next large-scale review article or bibliometric study is quite possibly none other than the aptly named, 'Publish or Perish'. A tool more familiar with those who have looked into more conventional publication measures nevertheless has facility to conveniently retrieve bulk result sets from larger federated search engines such as Google Scholar.
On the plus side P.o.P does provide a structured search form for Google Scholar that allows for targeting journal or publication titles, article titles, author or broader keyword matching.On the down side P.o.P does not support Google target search operators such as 'Site:' or 'inurl:', this means you would still need to use the web version for retrieving grey literature or sources that coincide with commercial or governmental organisations (talk to your friendly librarian if you would like to learn more on searching grey literature).
In any event, the most compelling reason to utilise P.o.P for preliminary searching in Google Scholar is the facility for bulk result export of up to 1000 items via CSV (for screening via journal quartile), Bibtex, Endnote or RIS format (for fulltext retrieval and deduplication)
Session Information / Recordings and resources
Encourage your students to attend the following legal research sessions, provided by the QUT Law Library:
Researching for Law Assignments
Referencing with AGLC4
Curious to know how QCIF eResearch support could improve your research outcomes?
You are cordially invited to join QCIF at an information session about research computing resources and services for researchers at our university on Thursday, 9 September, 2:30pm–4pm at N515 School of Nursing building Sessions will also be broadcast online via Zoom.
In this seminar, QCIF will provide an introduction to our services and team. QUT researchers who have made use our our resources and staff expertise will also speak on how their work has benefitted from the use of research computing.
All welcome, including research staff, HDR students and research support staff.
Further information and the link to register is here: https://www.qcif.edu.au/events/qcif-roadshow-for-researchers/
Feel free to contact Mark Crowe (email@example.com) if you have any queries.
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