Sharing a dataset is nice, but to make it truly open you must make sure it can be interpreted and used in a meaningful way. This means your data should always include documentation that explains everything a third party should know, and a Readme file is perhaps the easiest sort of documentation you can create.Continue reading “Documenting data: Readme.txt”
Sometimes Word or Libre Office just won’t do. Economists (and others) at the Graduate Institute need a tool such as LaTeX to insert mathematical expressions in their thesis. How can they cite their sources? Our citation managers specialist Catherine Brendow has some clues.Continue reading “Citation tools for LaTeX users”
Zotero is a great tool. You probably know it is useful when writing your essays and thesis, but have you tried its collaborative features yet? Let our resident specialist Catherine Brendow tell you how to improve group work and reference management.
Cloud storage can be very practical, both for research data and your personal files. One of the options you could consider is using the Institute’s Google Drive accounts. Guillaume Pasquier explains what they are good for, and when you should or should not use them.Continue reading “Google Drive at the Institute”
Beyond the impact factor, new metrics called “altmetrics” were introduced to survey whether works are talked about in the media and online. Our colleague Linda Leger tells you what you should know about them in the following article.Continue reading “Measuring research impact: beyond the ivory tower”