Research

Unesco Chair of Higher Education Management

The UNESCO Chair of Higher Education Management (or CUDU) is a unit of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya·BarcelonaTech (UPC), which was created in 1998. This initiative is the result of the creation in 1992 of the “UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs” By UNESCO. UNITWIN is abbreviation for “UNIVERSITY TWINNING”.

The CUDU’s mission is to promote the quality, innovation […]

By |Wednesday, April 12 2017|CUDU, Research|Comments Off on Unesco Chair of Higher Education Management

PhD Dissertation: New forms of entrepreneurship and innovation for developing Smart Cities

In this academic course, Didier Grimaldi (one of my PhD candidate) has presented and defended her PhD Dissertation at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech. Presentation and defense have been excellent and her speech at Question Time has been quite good. In addition to the high quality of his research, it is necessary […]

By |Wednesday, March 8 2017|Research|Comments Off on PhD Dissertation: New forms of entrepreneurship and innovation for developing Smart Cities

ScholarTown: a scholarly freelance platform

Hello everybody,

After a few months I have not had time to upload a new post, I’ve decided to go back to it. Today I present a service that I found out on the web last week. Its name is ScholarTown and it’s a platform for researchers (employers) who need to identify and recruit scholarly […]

By |Monday, January 30 2017|Research|Comments Off on ScholarTown: a scholarly freelance platform

PaperHive: the future of reading

There are many online tools to research and to work collaboratively, but not in all stages of a research or in the broad sense of the concept collaboration. For example, we can share our papers by Mendeley, analyze our data with Dedoose, or write our manuscript at Overleaf. However, there hasn’t been a specific […]

By |Thursday, June 16 2016|Research, Software|Comments Off on PaperHive: the future of reading

How to read a scientific paper

Last week, I read a post about ‘How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists’ by Jennifer Raff in her blog VIOLENT METAPHORS.

In her post, Jennifer Raff explains that the reading of a scientific paper is not easy for non-scientists due to their nature and their own style focused on the scientific community […]

By |Thursday, June 9 2016|Research|Comments Off on How to read a scientific paper

Journal Scholar Metrics: A new Bibliometric Tool

I have just found out Journal Scholar Metrics, a new bibliometric tool developed by Spanish researchers that seeks to measure the performance of Art, Humanities, and Social Science journals by counting the number of bibliographic citations their articles have received according to Google Scholar. In addition, Journal Scholar Metrics is free and very easy to […]

By |Tuesday, May 24 2016|Research|Comments Off on Journal Scholar Metrics: A new Bibliometric Tool

Interactive R class for the intimidated

Last week, I found out an amazing course to learn R. The course introduces students to the very basics of R from running simple functions to manipulating datasets and creating graphs. Moreover, the course is designed for people with very little or no programming experience at all. The course contains 30 videos and 30 […]

By |Wednesday, May 11 2016|Research, Software, Teaching|Comments Off on Interactive R class for the intimidated

Searchers of scientific publications

Today we will talk about the four most common and known scientists search engine.

Scopus

Scopus is a bibliographic database containing abstracts and citations for academic journal articles. It covers nearly 22,000 titles from over 5,000 publishers, of which 20,000 are peer-reviewed journals in the scientific, technical, medical, and social sciences (including arts and humanities). It […]

By |Wednesday, April 13 2016|Research, Software|Comments Off on Searchers of scientific publications

Innovations in Scholarly Research

Last week, I read a very interesting post in the blog ‘The Impact Blog’ of LSE. This post presents the work of Jeroen Bosman and Bianca Kramer, who conducted a global survey to investigate the tools that researchers have incorporated during the last years and why. In order to achieve this goal, the post […]

By |Tuesday, November 24 2015|Research, Software|Comments Off on Innovations in Scholarly Research

What is Research?

Today I’m going to explain what I teach to my PhD students in their first class, whose goal is to explain the meaning of researching, and the two types of researches in the world.

After talking with several researchers and reading many books about this issue, I believe that the best definition of research is: […]

By |Friday, October 16 2015|Research|Comments Off on What is Research?