research

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 […]

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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?

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 […]

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‘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

PhD Dissertation: Airline Route Networks: A Complex Network Approach

Today, I have been as a member of a doctoral thesis tribunal at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Again, the doctoral thesis was structured into three scientific studies. In my opinion, it’s the best thesis and dissertation that I have seen in my life. The document has only 91 pages (included dedication, abstract, acknowledges […]

By |Monday, April 14 2014|Research|Comments Off on PhD Dissertation: Airline Route Networks: A Complex Network Approach

Text Editors for Research

I have decided to write a set of posts about text editors for research. This proposal has emerged from various comments I’ve received from some master and doctoral students. The idea is to present the various types of text editors (with their advantages and disadvantages from the perspective of a researcher) and then go further […]

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Weekly summary about research on Social Sciences (December, 13th 2013)

This week I ONLY recommend the following post:

1. Academic work flows. This post is fantastic. The author explains the workflow in an academic research from several software (almost all in MAC OSX and iOS operating systems). Link

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Weekly summary about research on Social Sciences (December, 6th 2013)

This week I recommend the following posts and papers:

1. Organising your research. A post about how to use DevonThink (a software) to organize your research and the rest of your life. Perfect post for disorganized people. Link

2. On the future of the textbook. The latest issue of Technological Innovations in Statistics Education is focused […]

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Weekly summary about research on Social Sciences (November, 9th 2013)

This week I recommend the following posts and papers:

1. Writing Across Boundaries: An opportunity for researchers to reflect on the process and anxiety of academic writing. Discussion about the Writing Across Boundaries initiative, which is aimed at supporting early career researchers who are seeking to engage more effectively with the practical and intellectual issues […]

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Weekly summary about research on Social Sciences (November, 2nd 2013)

This week I recommend the following posts and papers:

1. 23 things for research. This time, I do not suggest an entry in a blog, but the 23 posts of a blog. This blog is an online learning programme for researchers, students and staff at the University of Oxford. Link

2. Commenting on scientific papers. This […]

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