How to analyze a collected info?

November 17, 2008

I use Evernote now and I collected more than 3600 information clips. There are some different goals why I collect and save the inforamtion:

  • I save it as I need to update three courses for my Univeristy (knowledge management, eWork and groupowork (team work).
  • I save as I plan to particpate in some new projects (wellness, eHealth, local government, eGovernment, eSkills etc)
  • I save when I have prepare some review in month or a shorter time.

Therefore when I collect and save I try to add tags about importance and date when I plan to read and analyze the saved item .

When I nedd to write a report I retrieve information, browse it and update my tags and add new tags.

Then I export selected information sources and often i save them in table format.

Then I select once more the most important clips and save them in th eother column.

Then I copy and paste this column with the main inforamtion and get some abstract or short summary.

I have used Copernicus Summarizer as well but it is convienent to use it only for one source but not many at once.

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Web research tools, Part 1a USING – analysis

April 7, 2008

When we use information collected by Web research tool one of the most interesting and important processes is an ANALYSIS of the collected information.

To enable better analysis you should structurize information:

  • create one or a few categories (folders). The cateogry is the top level of information structure.
  • create tags as part of your future analytiucal report, e.g. state_of_the_art, list_products, feature_1, feature_2, conclusion, introduction etc.

A few tools enable to create hierarchical folder system and easy move collected inforamtion from one folder to other.

Other tools enable to create tags that consists of a few parts, e.g. Web_research: introduction.

Some tools enable to use an advanced search. It measn that you can enter a feww tags to the query.

Therefore when you install web research tool at first you need to understand how to structurize your information for your future report or review.