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10 research tips for finding online answers

10 research tips for finding online answers
Before Danielle Thomson was our TED Prize researcher, she wrote trivia for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and spent years finding difficult-to-source info for The Late Show with David Letterman. And she has quickly established herself as our staff secret weapon. When one of us can’t get our hands on a piece of information that we need, we turn to Danielle and — voila! — there it is. We asked Danielle to share some of her best research tips to help you in those “why can’t I find this?” There are no new questions. Have any research tips that you love?

http://blog.ted.com/2014/10/02/10-research-tips-for-finding-answers-that-elude-you/

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SCISS With Uniview 2.0, we take an unprecedented leap to simplicity. A planetarium equivalent of less blackberry and more smartphone. A step removing all technology barriers, enabling your talented scientists and storytellers to focus on live, interactive presentations. With Uniview 2.0, we are not adding more complexity. Online tools for researchers Here you will find a list of online “web 2.0″ tools, designed for researchers. The list will be updated progressively as this blogs explores the different services out there. I – Using “the crowd” for research (crowdsourcing, surveys…) II – Scientific Social Networking III – Sharing Science (data, figures, code, samples…) IV – Lab and Research Management Tools V – Producing research (data analysis, writing, publishing) VI – Find expertise VII – Find, organize and discuss papers I – Crowdsoucing Research – New tools specifically designed for crowdsourcing research are developing rapidly. For

100 Search Engines For Academic Research Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars. It’s been an incredible resource, but now, it’s time for an update. Some services have moved on, others have been created, and we’ve found some new discoveries, too. Many of our original 100 are still going strong, but we’ve updated where necessary and added some of our new favorites, too. Check out our new, up-to-date collection to discover the very best search engine for finding the academic results you’re looking for. Bitcoin for Undergrads, Wall Street’s Next Pump-and-Dump The story was everywhere last week: MIT undergraduates will each receive $100 in Bitcoin when they arrive on campus next fall. The gift comes thanks to an affluent donor and two precocious student entrepreneurs — one a sophomore computer science major, the other a first-year Sloan MBA student and president of the MIT Bitcoin Club. I exaggerate slightly when I say the story was everywhere.

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YouTube Statistics by Socialblade Home/YouTube Statistics by Social Blade Hello, Visitor! Please consider adding Socialblade.com to your adblock whitelist! How to Avoid Plagiarism in Research Papers? - Enago Blog: Scientific Publication Help Writing a research paper poses challenges in gathering literature and providing evidence for making your paper stronger. Drawing upon previously established ideas and values and adding pertinent information in your paper are necessary steps, but these need to be done with caution without falling into the trap of plagiarism. Plagiarism is the unethical practice of using words or ideas (either planned or accidental) of another author/researcher or your own previous works without proper acknowledgement. Considered as a serious academic and intellectual offense, plagiarism can result in highly negative consequences such as paper retractions and loss of author credibility and reputation. It is currently a grave problem in academic publishing and a major reason for retraction of research papers.

Hattie's Index Of Teaching & Learning Strategies: 39 Effect Sizes In Ascending Order An Index Of Teaching & Learning Strategies: 39 Effect Sizes In Ascending Order by Dana Schon, sai-iowa.org Effect Size Defined Bitcoin, Energy and the Future of Money — Armchair Economics While it’s impossible to predict how the Bitcoin experiment will pan out, it has already succeeded by creating a decentralized system for settling transactions, and by re-igniting interest in alternate currencies. Here I explore the idea of currency backed by energy. A few months ago I wrote an article, The Joule Standard, which describes the idea of denominating a currency in units of energy (see also joulestandard.com). The idea is worth a look because 90 to 99% of the mechanical work done in modern economies is done by machines, which are “paid” in energy. The energy supply defines how much productive work can be done, while the efficiency with which we use energy defines how much utility can be created from that energy supply (widgets per kilowatt-hour).

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