Acquiring information from scientific literature

BUTEX Correspondent       
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A seminar on “Acquiring information from scientific literature” organized by BUTEX Business Club was held at BUTEX seminar room on 11 October where Assistant professor of Independent University, Adjunct Scientist of Biomedical Research Foundation, Dr. Mohammad Sorowar Hossain was the keynote speaker.

Figure 1: Participants posed for a group photo with the speakers.
Figure 1: Participants posed for a group photo with the speakers.

Figure 1: Participants posed for a group photo with the speakers.

Dr. Sorowar explained research methodology and effective documentation of any topic in research paper. He emphasized on avoiding plagiarism and proper citation with better literature review to prepare perfect thesis paper. He said, “You have to focus on effective data mining procedure for collecting related data of your respective research areas. In your data mining and collection procedure, you should create a new folder and all related data will be saved in this folder that will save your time to search data, which improves your efficiency. For searching data, at first you take into consideration on Wikipedia for searching information. However, google scholar is also very helpful for us to find any kind of research paper perfectly.’’

Figure 2: Assistant Professor Dr. Abbas Uddin Shiyak (left) handed over crest to the keynote speaker Dr. Md. Sorowar Hossain (right).
Figure 2: Assistant Professor Dr. Abbas Uddin Shiyak (left) handed over crest to the keynote speaker Dr. Md. Sorowar Hossain (right).

He added, “Owing to being a developing country, we are facing a lot of problems in the field of quick access of different types of international journal in our country. To mitigate the scenario, you have to expand your network and connectivity with resource persons from home and abroad. Whereas, you can use SCI-Hub site for searching journal caused of availability of all types of scientific literature to solve your scarcity problem of searching journal in our country’s perspective. You should keep on your standpoint of your research to give a successful research outcome. Sometimes, people are far away from their respective standpoint of research topic and perform their research in other perceptive that will not come better outcome. During their research period, you should be disciplined, hardworking mindset, wiling to face failure situation and perfect supervisor selection that makes your research successful”.

Figure 3: The seminar room was houseful with participants, most of them were BUTEX students.
Figure 3: The seminar room was houseful with participants, most of them were BUTEX students.

Assistant Professor, Department of Dyes and Chemical Engineering at BUTEX, Dr. Abbas Uddin Shiyak said, “Never be disappointed and never quit up in the beginning period of your research in higher studies. At the eve of your research, you must be more patient to acquire new knowledge and new terms and definition. After the passage of your time, you will be able to perform your research activities smoothly. You should not compare yourself with your colleagues who are working in production and corporate sector in terms of their earnings and life style at the time of your research. You have to have a great passion of performing research contentiously without the intension of earning money quickly.”

He advised the undergraduate students to perform their project work sincerely that can create the possibility of publication in any international journal.

“In order to ensure quality education in the pace with global demand, sector based research is mandatory for any country. In spite of having large RMG markets, we are bagging lot of problems in the field of product diversification and value adding product due to improper research mindset and research facilities. As far as we know, china is shifting from producing low value added products to high value added products. It’s time for us to be focused on product diversification to attain our 50 billion USD RMG export earnings by means of adequate research in textile sector”, one of the participant of seminar opined.

This seminar was finished following by proactive and constructive question and answer session between guests and students.

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