Information you have to organize
1. articles from literature search – abstracts, results of literature searches, pdfs of articles you have access to, your notes on the articles:
— people print things out, write notes on paper, and file this stuff – in a cabinet or in stacks of paper
Is this successful?
— if you want find something, how long does it take you to find it?
— are you duplicating information?
— how easy it is to put information together?
— when accumulating paper my answers to the questions were these:
— in writing notes on literature — you can remember things better and you need to accumulate — facts, experiments, ideas
— writing notes is about entry into memory
— written notes are not useful for recollection — it was very hard to find previous thoughts — impressions, secondary evaluations
— google recommend search not sorting emails – there is evidence that you do keyword searches
— evernote allows you to search your information – use tags, you separate notebooks, you search by keyword
— experimenting with qiqqa as a way to handle pdfs – qiqqa allows keyword searches within pdfs
— your memory — best way to consolidate information — write a review
— you will need to organize — data collection – experimental information – analysis files – results – reports
–> things that belong stay together
— notes on a thing – your word document: item selection + excel file you’re doing it in + pdfs on the topic
you can do a search within a word document
— organization of information during analysis