About note taking for lit.review. From the interesting Patter blog


The purpose of the literature review shapes the way that noting is done.

And the purpose is to situate your study in the field – that is, to establish a space for the work you are going to do – and to find concepts and approaches that are helpful, that you can build on. It is also important to understand key debates and differences in the field so that you can position yourself in relation to them. The literature review thus typically discusses a field of knowledge production and key concepts and lines of argument within it.

The literature review is not finished in the first year of doctoral study, and the ways in which texts are used to develop a research proposal in year one may not be the same as their use in the final thesis text when the findings and argument are known. But whether it’s early…

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Review of litterature management software for research

There are really two distinct processes

  • highlights=citations, and annotations made on iphone/ipad. Should include tags also. Ultimately it should be possible between reading or listening the pdf, and to writing or saying the annotation (including the ladt sentence as quote, exandable somehow
  • organising the annotations according to tags and moving them around in the emerging structure of the paper/thesis. Combined with an outliner. Should work across pdfs. But making it across pdfs means that the tags added while making the annotations should be global also.

    Annotations not possible on ipad, new verion end 2012 will allow this.

    Has the whole process, well thought out. No version for ipad as of nov 2012.
    http://professorphd.com/post/20262981851/qiqqa-review-complete-workflow-for-research discusses the use of qiqqa, also with iannotate on ipad. Says that qiqqa is the only one that has an annotation report.

    Has the whole process, incl mindaps ased on annoations from pdf

    Full reference mgmt suite. This has an app and versions for mac and win.

    Full reference mgmt suite. Has an app and a version for mac, but none for win

    Enables taking note snippets, sorting them and eventually putting them together in a text document. No tags.

    Overview of apps to make Annotations on the ipad

    Another overview, about ipad apps for pdf annotation

    Another post from Joachim Scholz, comparing sente and papers.

    Professor phd, made by a phd student who uses qiqqa and ipad. Asked him how he integrates the two, and how he tags notes if using another ipad app for that.

    Audio annotation tools

    2 ønsker: kan gemme hilights og kan lave en annotation report

    The ultimate writing tool

    Gad vide I’m ikke tiden er ved at være inde til at lave den ultimative skrive app? Det er ret oplagt at den ikke findes, og den ville kunne gøre alle typer skrivning så meget mere effektiv. Den ville simpelthen revolutionere skrivning.

    Faktisk ville den også facilitere, at hele skriveprocessen, fra notetagning og tagging kunne være kollektiv.

    Der er bruf for et notetagningsværktøj, som lader mig tagge hver note, der skal ikke være overskrifter, og man skal frit kunne væge mellem audio og skrive. Også let kunne paste ind, og den skal huske kilden. Det kunne gøres simpelt ved at man satte kilden til oget fast, som alle kommende noter blev tagget med.

    Og så skal den kunne eksportere det til word under tags som kategorier eller overskrifter. Evt at man kan klikke til eller fra, hvilke man vil have med til en bestemt artikel/opgave. Det kunne godt være så man kunne lave en instance, hvortil man knyttede givne noter og kunne eksportere dem, og man så kunne arbejde med flere parallelle instances/artikler/opgaver.

    Lste over 100 note taking tools til ios. Nogle af dem med audio