How To Identify Genuine And Useful Information?

Date: 24 July 2017 (Monday)

Time: 9am - 5pm

Venue: Sains@USM, Persiaran Bukit Jambul, Bayan Lepas, Penang


Information related to technical knowledge is humongous in this information technology age. The knowledge includes classical theory, principle, understanding, know-how, philosophy, and technology that researchers and engineers developed and accumulated over years until up-to-date research outputs and new inventions of a particular field of interest. In general, this pool of knowledge is termed as “literature”. With this, researchers and engineers are able to save their precious time and resources NOT to reinventing the wheel; without any strong justification to repeat the work/experiment/procedure that had been done previously. Depending on current technology, literature in electronic and hardcopy format can easily be obtained and accessed using appropriate tools and techniques. The main challenges here are (1) to identify the genuine and reliability of the literature and (2) to convert those humongous literatures to useful knowledge that eventually benefits to the user. In this training course, the importance of literature review leading to form useful technical knowledge will be presented in an easy-to-follow manner.

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