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Develop your academic and research skills in one comprehensive program
What you'll learn
Learn how to identify your research interests
Understand and apply research ethics, copyright policies, and avoid research misconduct
Identify reliable literature sources in any discipline!
Apply the easy and straightforward methodology for conducting your literature review
Choosing the best research methodology for your project
Apply my 11-step framework for effective paper writing and learn the skills to publish in high-impact journals
Learn how to use references management software, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint in your research
Develop advanced research presentation skills including poster presentations and graduation presentations
Develop your professional skills as a researcher to apply for jobs, scholarships, and build your scholarly reputation
No experience required! The only prerequisite is having immense passion for scientific research and great determination to advance your career
Welcome to the Ultimate Research MasterClass! Are you looking for a comprehensive training program on academic excellence and research? Eager to understand the fundamentals of scientific research and also explore how to apply research methods in your project? Do you want to learn how to develop your skills and network to get your dream job after graduation? Then, this program is for you!My name is Dr. Mohamed Alhaj, and I am an engineer, expert and award-winning researcher, and associate editor. I used to be a graduate student just a few years ago and while completing my Ph.D., I was very fortunate to have an amazing adviser who taught me a lot. I realized that excelling at graduate school is mostly about developing a set of skills and learning habits in a short period of time. Without these skills, most students will struggle! This is why I developed this program!The Ultimate Research MasterClass is a unique program designed to hone your academic and research skills and support you in developing your career. I summarized in this program over 7 years of experience, successes, and failures as a researcher, with an emphasis on two things: 1) developing learning skills, and 2) being career-oriented. I have also shared in this program numerous template files that I have developed as a Ph.D. student to help you in your journey as a graduate student.By the end of this program, you will:Understand scientific research principlesKnow how to choose your research area and narrow it to a suitable scopeComprehend research ethics and how to apply themLearn how to identify reliable literature sources in your fieldLearn how to conduct a good literature reviewLearn how to identify the appropriate methods for your researchLearn how to analyze results, present them well, and derive insightsLearn how to write and publish scientific papersBe ready to prepare and deliver stunning presentationsBe ready to develop yourself professionally and improve your career prospectsThis masterclass is intended for undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. students in engineering, natural sciences, and health and life sciences.
Section 1: Introduction to scientific research
Lecture 1 Introduction
Lecture 2 Get to know the instructor
Lecture 3 MasterClass testimonials
Lecture 4 MasterClass outline and learning outcomes
Lecture 5 Basic definitions in research
Lecture 6 How to find your research area?
Lecture 7 The research process
Lecture 8 The researcher mindset
Lecture 9 Career prospects for researchers
Section 2: Research ethics
Lecture 10 What exactly are ethics?
Lecture 11 Plagiarism and how to avoid it
Lecture 12 Copyright infringement and image reuse permissions
Lecture 13 Fabrication & falsification of results
Lecture 14 Guidelines for research involving animals
Lecture 15 Guidelines for research involving humans
Lecture 16 Publishing etiquettes
Section 3: How should you conduct a literature review?
Lecture 17 What is a literature review?
Lecture 18 What are literature sources?
Lecture 19 Databases, tools, and indices
Lecture 20 Journals classification metrics
Lecture 21 "Fake" and predatory journals
Lecture 22 The open access publishing model
Lecture 23 Starting your literature review
Lecture 24 How to write review papers?
Lecture 25 How to use references management software?
Section 4: How to choose your research method?
Lecture 26 What is the research method?
Lecture 27 Experimental design & lab safety
Lecture 28 Research methods in health and life sciences
Lecture 29 Working with computer modeling tools
Lecture 30 Surveys, interviews, and a focus groups
Lecture 31 Statistical analysis
Lecture 32 Data management
Lecture 33 Results presentation and interpretation
Lecture 34 Summary and recap
Section 5: Scientific writing & how to get published
Lecture 35 Why do we need to publish?
Lecture 36 Types of scientific papers
Lecture 37 Preparing for publishing
Lecture 38 The 11-step writing framework
Lecture 39 Step 1: Choosing the journal
Lecture 40 Step 2: Working with a template + Step 3: Writing the title and the introduction
Lecture 41 Step 4: Writing the literature review, problem statement, and objectives
Lecture 42 Steps 5, 6, and 7: Writing the methodology, results & discussion, and conclusion
Lecture 43 Step 8: Writing the abstract
Lecture 44 Step 9: Writing the acknowledgements, appendices, and references
Lecture 45 Step 10: Internal peer-review
Lecture 46 Step 11: Submission to the journal
Lecture 47 Inserting in-text citations and references list using Mendeley
Lecture 48 Essential MS Word skills!
Lecture 49 General writing tips
Lecture 50 What happens after your paper is submitted?
Lecture 51 Writing conference papers
Lecture 52 Writing university theses and dissertations
Section 6: Research presentation skills
Lecture 53 Four principles for effective presentations
Lecture 54 Don't do this in presentations!
Lecture 55 University graduation presentations
Lecture 56 PowerPoint skills
Lecture 57 Graphics and design tools
Lecture 58 Conference presentations
Lecture 59 Online presentations
Lecture 60 Poster presentations
Section 7: Research career development
Lecture 61 Why career planning is important
Lecture 62 University and scholarships applications
Lecture 63 How to prepare your personal statement?
Lecture 64 How to write a research proposal?
Lecture 65 How to choose your research adviser?
Lecture 66 Making the most of conferences
Lecture 67 Work-life balance matters too!
Lecture 68 How to build your professional brand?
Lecture 69 How to develop your research website?
Lecture 70 Becoming a peer-reviewer
Lecture 71 Applying for research grants
Lecture 72 How to apply for jobs?
Lecture 73 Data management & cybersecurity
Lecture 74 Conclusion
Undergraduate students, MSc and PhD students, and young faculty members