Conference Presentations
Like presenting a conference paper, presenting a conference poster is a great way to showcase your research. Preparing an effective conference poster can attract attention and lead to meaningful interactions with other conference goers. However, if your conference poster is prepared poorly, you may be left standing awkwardly next to your poster while no one stops to read it. In this article, we outline how to create an effective conference poster.
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Conference Presentations
Presenting research at a conference is a major highlight of any academic's career. Choosing the right conference is important. Not only is attending expensive (travel costs, conference fees, lodging costs), but it is also a large time investment. The conference may span 3-7 days itself, but also preparing abstracts and the presentation takes a significant amount of time.  Not only do researchers need to make sure they choose a conference with the right audience, but we now have to be alert to avoid predatory conferences. Like predatory journals, predatory conferences are scams that prey on unwary researchers and especially researchers from developing countries.  Predatory conferences concern themselves with money, and no interest in scientific or business ethics. They falsely advertise that top academics in the field are presenting (but they do not), there is no peer-review, and high fees. If the conference is cancelled, and they often are after fees have been collected, there are no refunds. If the conference does take place, it is barely attended, and only by other scammed researchers.In this article we outline how to identify and avoid predatory conferences.
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Research Publication Writing
Predatory journal is a term, coined by Jeffrey Beall, to describe publishers who are more concerned with profit than ethics. These journals are scams. They prey on unsuspecting researchers, often targeting third tier economic areas, and masquerade as legitimate publishers. Predatory journals usually promise rapid review and publication in a leading journal. However, the reality is that these journals often have little to no peer review or editorial contributions before publication, are not indexed in research databases, and cost thousands of dollars to publish with them. Many will not notify the authors of fees until after article acceptance. Some even charge fees at submission.
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Data and Statistical Analysis
Have you ever analyzed raw data, come back to your analysis months later, and struggled to figure out what you did? The importance of keeping a lab notebook during experiments is often drilled into researchers. However, the same cannot be said for keeping a detailed log of data and statistical analysis.Whether you use Excel, SPSS, Statistica, R, etc. it is important to keep track of how your raw data was analyzed. At Sengi Data we prefer to use R for a lot of reasons, outlined in another article. R also makes keeping track of your data and statistical analysis, if you use R Markdown.In this article, we will discuss how to use R Markdown to simplify research.
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Research Publication Writing
All the hard work has finally paid off. You are ready to submit your research article to your target journal. It is a good idea before you hit "submit" to double check that you have met all the journals requirements and included all relevant information.You do not want to wait a couple of weeks just to receive rejection from the editor for having a title that is too long, or for failing to include line numbers. In this post, we provide an easy to follow research article submission checklist, ensuring that you can catch anything you may have missed.
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Research Publication Writing
Paying for somewhere to live is an unavoidable expense. Whether you rent or own it is recommended that no more than 30% of your income be spent on shelter costs. Is this 30% figure attainable for Canadians? In this post, we perform an analysis using r to find out, and make predictions for the future.We collected Census Data from the last National Household Survey, published in 2011 for this analysis. Data from the most recent Census is not available until later this year. Each result is presented as a map of Canada and embedded below are pdfs that can be zoomed in to highlight specific regions. The shelter costs as a % of gross income are white at 0% and become progressively redder as the costs increase up to 60%.
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Research Publication Writing
Researchers are under immense pressure to publish. Without publications your career will stagnate and you could find yourself unemployed and unemployable. This difficult situation is often described as "Publish or Perish." A simple way to get early publications is to convert your PhD thesis into journal articles.There is significant effort involved to publish PhD thesis work, but the vast majority of the work is already done. You reviewed the literature, planned and carried out the experiment, analyzed the data, and made conclusions. However, writing a thesis is different than writing a journal article. In this guide, we offer tips on how to convert your PhD thesis into journal articles.
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