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Organize Information for your Research

Index Cards were originally designed to capture short pieces of information - for example a title or a quote, and they often included link references to more cards.  Today we have the internet and you can not only use NoteDex as your digital index cards app, but now with the power of adding hyperlinks!  As you conduct your project research, create a card and paste in the hyperlink of the source material or citation. Capture a key quote onto the same card.  Later when you need to find your notes you'll be able to use keyword search. Use Groups and Tags to organize and categorize your work so it's even easier to find visually.

In research you need to organize your ideas and information in folders, and also be able to categorize information for future retrieval.  Regardless of the type of information you are working to study, qualitative research, survey research, focus group and so on, you will likely be collecting a lot of information as part of your data collection process.  NoteDex provides a great 'source of truth' for your notes to capture and organize for future retrieval as part of your research process.   Once you have properly organized your data it makes it easier to get access to the data you found and curated. 

As a researcher you are focused on problem solving and need to collect information to create a result.  You put a lot of time, effort and skill into your research and your choice of system to hold your information is important.  NoteDex provides a simple, visual notecard interface that is powerful and cost effective. Collect your research information and create your article for publishing from your virtual digital index cards. NoteDex provides you the visual spatial thinking tool that helps you to see all your notes and ideas - a big productivity supercharge - unlike other tools that are just all text based. Add images, even digital ink to make great research notes!

image of weblink on index card


Add Weblinks

Adding a weblink is easy in NoteDex - just copy and paste the link onto the card.  Coming soon: embedded preview of the webpage so you can even more quickly see what that card was all about


Organize by Group and Tag

You can organize your research note cards by group and tag.  Customize your tags by color to make it even  easier to see.  In the thumbnail card view you'll see colored icons for each tag to make it fast to view.



Powerful Search

Search your notes for that keyword you need.  NoteDex allows you to search either just your specific stack of research, or all your stacks.


Share your Research

NoteDex allows you to share your research with your colleagues. Ideal if you are in a team and want a super simple sharing method.  No need for your team to sign up for a user account - we designed NoteDex to be so easy that your Mom can use it!  Just create a link and share. New: Now you can even just share a specific group or set of cards based on a tag. 


Topic: How Researchers Capture and Organize Information

Researchers can use several different techniques to gather data. The first is observation, which can provide valuable information about a situation. Observation can also be complemented by additional information such as video. By observing people in action, researchers can gather a large amount of information without having to ask them. Another common method is document and records-based research, which uses existing data sources such as attendance records, meeting minutes, financial records, and so on. These methods are effective and cost-effective, but they can also provide incomplete data. Skills to format and organize information are critical for a researcher and being able to see information visually is also critical. 

Research Data Services

Research Data Services are becoming an essential component of a researcher's research workflow. Libraries are increasingly providing researchers with access to information that enables them to analyze, organize, and share data from a variety of sources. Library-developed research data services tend to focus on training, advisory, and support services, as well as resource recommendations and ingest. With the growing use of data in research, librarians should consider the evolving needs of their constituents and continue to learn.

To help researchers better capture and organize information for their research, many libraries offer a guide on how to manage data from a variety of sources. Research data includes numeric and scientific codes, formulae, images, sound, artifacts, and text. The guide explains how to organize data, including access, preservation, and reuse.

These services are typically found online. Libraries list their services on their websites. Some services are active, while others are passive. Active services include consultations for data management planning and data deposit services. Passive services are those that are accessed via a library's website. The study also considers educational services provided by libraries.

Most libraries provide basic information on how to manage research data. Some provide background information, while others explain data management. Many libraries also include information on data storage and preservation. However, only a small percentage of libraries covered the issue of confidentiality in data management. Researchers should consider confidentiality when preparing their data for sharing.

Academic research libraries are starting to offer RDS services to support research data management. These libraries also plan to add more RDS services in the future. To improve their RDS offerings, library staff should identify the current services offered and plan for future development. These studies will also identify the key challenges related to RDM services.

Document-based research

Document-based research is a research approach that organizes and captures information from a variety of sources. Among these sources are public records - information about an individual, group, or organization that is available to the public - as well as personal documents. These documents can range from diary entries, email messages, and social media posts to official records such as birth and death records. In some instances, researchers also use physical evidence such as posters, flyers, and training materials.

Interview-based research - getting qualitative data

Interview-based research captures and organizes a range of information, including individual perspectives and opinions. However, it poses ethical and practical challenges. Participants must give their consent to participate on a voluntary basis. They should also be able to withdraw their consent at any time during or after an interview. Researchers must make clear to interviewees that the information they provide will remain confidential, and that the information they provide will not be published.

Depending on the focus of the study and approach to data analysis, researchers can employ coding methods to extract the most important information from interviews. Descriptive coding summarizes the content of an interview, but it is rarely a final end-point. Instead, coding is a means to move from describing the data to understanding it. For instance, thematic analysis can code according to the nature of reported action or emotion. Further, it can capture commonalities across interviews.

The presentation of interview data is a crucial element of research design. It is essential that researchers explain how they collect, analyze, and present their findings. Often, this is accomplished through direct quotes from the interview. However, the researcher should take care to account for the way in which the interview was set up and for their role in the generation of the data. In addition, quotes should not be considered an embellishment of the research output.

Interviews are especially useful for getting a deeper understanding of people's experiences. However, the depth of the insights obtained through interviews depends on the willingness of participants to speak. People who are more willing to talk are more likely to elaborate their responses. Interviews are also more likely to produce extended reflections when paired with open-ended questions.

Interview-based research is highly versatile, but there are many challenges to consider before undertaking a project. First, researchers must determine whether interview-based research is a suitable method for the research questions they seek to answer.

Secondary research - getting quantitative data

For many research and development projects, secondary research is a form of research that uses existing information and summarizes it to make a more complete study. It may come from reports and surveys, or it could come from a variety of other sources. Many government and non-government organizations collect information and store it for research purposes. Using secondary research is often less expensive than primary research, which involves collecting and analyzing data from the original sources using techniques and measurement by hand or using best practice methods such as pattern recognition for analyzing your data model with a high performance AI neural computing platform.

However, it is essential to understand the limitations of secondary research. It is possible to obtain biased data through secondary research, which can compromise the quality of the study. Secondary data may not be up-to-date or suited to the researcher's interests, and its sources may not be trustworthy.

One of the major benefits of secondary research is that it is often free to access. It is also a faster way to gather data than primary research. However, it is important to remember that secondary data can be out-of-date, and researchers should make sure to check to make sure they're using data from the right research coverage dates. In fast-moving markets, secondary data may expire quickly.

Secondary research is an important research method. It can supplement primary research by providing background context and can help fill in knowledge gaps. It can also be used to supplement primary research by providing specific information a researcher didn't have access to before. Furthermore, it can provide a more in-depth view of a particular topic or industry such as in Medicine and other Health related population topics such as genomics, health care in a hospital, or other health system or medical case management database sources. 

Secondary sources of information include academic publications and government reports. Public libraries are also excellent sources for secondary research because they contain copies of important research. In addition, they offer a wide range of services to help researchers find relevant information. For instance, libraries maintain large databases of government documents and reports. In addition, educational institutions produce data for researchers.

Secondary research is also known as desk research. The main goal of this research method is to gather information about a target market. It is a great way to discover what your target market is interested in. The next section of this handbook provides instructions on how to find credible and academic sources. The first step in conducting secondary research is to identify the topic you want to write about. Once you've determined your research topic, you can learn to locate sources efficiently, take notes, and effectively use the information that you gather.

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