- — Dr Inger Mewburn (@thesiswhisperer)Wed, Jun 06 2012 08:54:18For this live #phdchat (starting in 7min) we will hopefully share ideas about storing notes, retrieving notes, writing good notes...
- — Dr Inger Mewburn (@thesiswhisperer)Wed, Jun 06 2012 09:00:48My first question for #phdchat on note taking. What's your favourite way of doing it? With pen and paper or digitally? Why?
- Some people talked about hand writing their notes - even if this was sometimes limiting and frustrating
- — Olan Scott (@OlanScott)Wed, Jun 06 2012 09:12:11
- — Becci Jackson (@chasing_ling)Wed, Jun 06 2012 09:19:20
- We tended to agree that making the switch from pen and paper to digital systems of taking notes can be difficult
- — Jonny McCormick (@jonnymccormick)Wed, Jun 06 2012 09:04:26
- — Dr Inger Mewburn (@thesiswhisperer)Wed, Jun 06 2012 09:22:51I too like the feeling of holding a pen, so I bought one for my ipad. It is amazing how much it increased my note taking #phdchat
- — Lisa Smithies (@creativewriterp)Wed, Jun 06 2012 09:03:07I still prefer pen and paper, then typing up, that way the info really gets in my head. Also, I am a slow typer #phdchat
- — Charlotte Mathieson (@cemathieson)Wed, Jun 06 2012 09:21:55
- — Dr Inger Mewburn (@thesiswhisperer)Wed, Jun 06 2012 09:07:29
- Those 'old skool' ways might have merit though. Franziska shared a great blog post on the old practice of using index cards. Those were the days eh?
- — Franziska Heimburger (@FHeimburger)Wed, Jun 06 2012 09:18:17@thesiswhisperer @thesiswhisperer I am fascinated by Luhmann's Zettelkasten, explained here http://takingnotenow.blogspot.fr/2007/12/luhmanns-zettelkasten.html ….blogphdchat/2007/12/luhmanns-zettelkasten.html - #phdchat
- Paper seems so... permanent. We might worry that digital notes are prone to disappear, but there are dangers in a non digital system too!
- When we got to talking about digital systems there were a surprising number and variety of ways of doing it digitally...
- — Dr Inger Mewburn (@thesiswhisperer)Wed, Jun 06 2012 09:09:38I use evernote, scrivener and Papers to take notes, but some good recomendations on other apps in live #phdchat
- — Jonny McCormick (@jonnymccormick)Wed, Jun 06 2012 09:02:58
- — Deborah Brian (@deborahbrian)Wed, Jun 06 2012 09:28:44
- — Lorna Walker (@lornajwalker)Wed, Jun 06 2012 11:41:21#phdchat I also like mindnode - mind-mapping app for ipad which I sometimes use to help me picture relationships btw concepts in papers
- Many people were evernote fans. If you haven't checked it out yet, you probably should. It's free!
What is the best way to take notes for your PhD?
This week on the monthly live #phdchat on Twitter we talked about taking notes - a topic suggested by @riotk. It's an area researchers don't talk about much; we tend to make up our own idiosyncratic systems. I wondered: what can we learn from the note taking systems of other people?
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