Software

Operating Systems for Research

Some weeks ago, a PhD student asked me what operating system was the best for doing his thesis. My response was that any operating system was good as we could find the required software to develop his doctoral thesis in MS Windows, MacOSX, ChromeOS, and Linux. After that, I decided to create several posts with a list of all the software […]

By |Tuesday, April 7 2015|Research, Software|Comments Off on Operating Systems for Research

R: the final software for statistical and graphical analysis

Today I will introduce one of the tools that I use in my research (and part of my teaching): R. For those who do not know it, R is a language and programming environment for statistical and graphical analysis. It was originally developed by Robert Gentleman and Ross Ihaka (the name of this language […]

By |Tuesday, March 24 2015|Research, Software|Comments Off on R: the final software for statistical and graphical analysis

Overleaf: Online Collaborative Writing and Publishing System with Latex

In the last posts, we have been discussing about Latex (see here and here), the most popular editing system oriented to the creation of scientific books and papers (and presentations) on the world. In both cases, we explain that we could download and install Latex in our computers with MS Windows, MAC OS X […]

By |Wednesday, February 11 2015|Research, Software|Comments Off on Overleaf: Online Collaborative Writing and Publishing System with Latex

figshare: repository of research stuffs

In the academic/research world, the main tool to share knowledge are the articles published in scientific journals. We can use conferences and books, but they are not so important. However, there are many other research outputs that researchers can’t share with other colleagues: complementary figures, posters, filesets, datasets, media, drafts, etc. So, there is […]

By |Wednesday, January 28 2015|Research, Software|Comments Off on figshare: repository of research stuffs

Latex: Hello world!

In this post, we are going to write our first  code.
\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

\usepackage[spanish]{babel}

\title{My first document}

\author{Myself}

\date{\today}

\begin{document}

\maketitle

Hello world!

We can write \textbf{bold} or \emph{italics} words and sentences.

\end{document}
We are going to analyze line by line the previous code.

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} This line indicates three aspects: the document format is A4 size, the font size is 12 points, and the structure of the […]

By |Thursday, January 15 2015|Research, Software|Comments Off on Latex: Hello world!

SAIC: Research Courses with Qualitative Data

Most social science research follows a positivist (and post-positivist) paradigm characterized, among other things, the use of quantitative data. However, to answer certain questions and achieve certain goals of research in social sciences, we need to raise research with a more interpretive/constructivist paradigm with a more intensive use of qualitative data. Although the Spanish […]

By |Tuesday, December 16 2014|Research, Software, Teaching|Comments Off on SAIC: Research Courses with Qualitative Data

Notability: Taking Notes

Most people around me know that I quite like the technology (For this reason I decided to study an engineering degree in telecommunications), and therefore always ask me about devices and programs to do certain tasks. One of the most common questions is: what is best program to take notes? The answer is never […]

By |Wednesday, December 3 2014|Software, Teaching|Comments Off on Notability: Taking Notes

Pomodoro Technique (Time Management)

Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the 80s and is one of the most popular methods of time managing worldwide; however, we can find as many retractatores as enthusiastices.

Pomodoro Technique is divided into 5 phases:

1. Inventory The first step is to make a list of all the tasks […]

By |Wednesday, November 5 2014|Research, Software|Comments Off on Pomodoro Technique (Time Management)

‘Writefull’ – how to write better in English

Last week I found out a very simple tool to improve my scientific manuscripts written in English. I recognize that several editors have asked me, after accepting my scientific papers, conducting a review of the language by a native language expert. ‘Writefull’ is an application that will allow us to improve our written in […]

By |Wednesday, October 8 2014|Research, Software|Comments Off on ‘Writefull’ – how to write better in English

Mendeley: My favorite reference manager

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.

This software allow us:

Automatically generate bibliographies.
Collaborate easily with other researchers online.
Easily import papers from other research software.
Find relevant papers based on what youre reading.
Access your papers from anywhere online.

See […]

By |Wednesday, September 10 2014|Research, Software|Comments Off on Mendeley: My favorite reference manager