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Out in search...

Session for GTU faculty members as a part of workshop on Research Methodology - November 19, 2014

Kalpesh Joshi

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Transcript of Out in search...

Review of Review

Where to look for?

How to review?
Selective Search
Reading & Contemplating
The Title -> Abstract -> Conclusion -> Abstract -> Introduction -> The Objectives & Unique Contribution -> The Approach -> The nitty-gritty -> Results & Discussion -> Conclusion
Journal Citation Reports
Out... In search
Destination Dubious!
Before taking a leap
Reconsider the major recent publications
Reassure that your proposed work is to yield unique (unpublished) results - the essential
Estimate the time and effort
Set-up the stage - 'Introduction' - of your next publication
What is Literature Survey?
A Case study
November 19, 2014
Workshop on Research Methodology
IIT Gandhinagar
Thank you
Kalpesh Joshi

Buzz Words
The h-index is originally intended to quantify an individual’s scientific research output and impact in which ‘a scientist has index h if h of his or her Np papers have at least h citations each and the other (Np– h) papers have ≤ h citations each'.
Eugene Garfield
Impact Factor
Eigen Factor
It takes into account the number of times articles from a journal published in the last five years have been cited in the JCR year while also considering which journals have contributed these citations.
Considered also as one of the "
Prestige Measures
Impact Factor is the average number of times articles from a journal published in the past two years have been cited in the JCR year.

The Impact Factor is a so-called
popularity measure
which relies on the crude number of citations, each of them counting the same independently of the quality of the source.
Founding Chairman
Founding Editor
Yin, Chun-Yang; Do impact factor, h-index and EigenfactorTM of chemical engineering journals correlate well with each other and indicate the journals' influence and prestige?, Current Science, 10 March 2011, Vol. 100 Issue 05

Xue-li, Liu; Mei-ying, Wang; Lin, Zhang; Pu, Wang; Zhi-xin, Zhou; Journal impact factor: is it only used in China and South Asia?, Current Science, 10 December 2013, Vol. 105 Issue 11

Gunasekaran, Subbiah; Arunachalam, Subbiah; The impact factors of open access and subscription journals across fields, Current Science, 10 August 2014, Vol. 107 Issue 03
Looking into the things
Getting lost in the details? STOP
Refer to another 'similar' article
Not the technique but the approach
Effort & Limitations
Scope of research
Shall I Start now?
Half Done.
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