- Sidharth Thakur added an answer:NewIs there any recommended software to visualise articles/papers/references when conducting a systematic review or meta-analysis?
I'm planning on conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis. For this I would like to visualise the relationship between different papers in how they cite each other (think of it like Facebook friend wheel) to see if there are clusters (eg. American journals cite other american journals) and then see if their main findings also correlate (to see if researchers are more inclined to cite other supporting papers rather than findings that contradict your own results).
I would also like to be able to add parameters like Impact Factor, Almetric and such in evaluating the quality of my included articles in my systematic review. Is there a tool that automatically adds such information? Does Mendelay or EndNote have that function? Or do I have to find it for each paper using JCR?
All this functions does not necessarily have to be in just one software.
Any tips on visualisation tools are greatly appreciated, as long as they are simple to use. I realise this can probably be done in a spreadsheet and then write code in R but I'm looking for a simpler solution with a less steep learning curve.
You might want to check out the paper linked here, presented recently at IEEE Visualization conference. The authors present a tool called SurVis https://github.com/fabian-beck/survis for analysis of document collections. I don't think they build citation networks, but should be worth checking out.
There is a huge body of work on citation linking and visualization (early work by Chaomei Chen & Katy Borner). Search IEEEXplore for visualization of documents and you might find other relevant papers.
I am building an app for deriving insights from documents and collections of documents. My app is still in development, but I'll be happy to share with you - send me a message.
- Paulo Carvalho added an answer:18What are the methods of information visualization?
Whether there is classical textbooks, lectures on methods of data visualization
In deed, it seems to be a very interesting course.
Thank you Christos.Following
- Ricardo Matias added an answer:6Can anyone suggest an open source software to make scientific diagrams?
I am always fascinated by the kind of diagrams that people publish in Cell, Nature, Science etc.. I want to get such a software that can help me in my research.
Data visualisation is in fact a critical issue when communicating research results. Most of the times our research data is (poorly) presented through a simple table. We definitely need to push our competencies on data visualisation and implement workflows that are able to add value and help disseminate our research.
Here are some free tools that I hope can help you presenting your research more effectively:Following
- Jochen Wilhelm added an answer:18How to elegantly show multiple significant differences between groups on a bar graph?I have measured gene expression across eight time points, and multiple comparisons show many differences between the time points. I'd like to indicate these significant differences on my bar graph. Usually I would draw a line above the relevant bars and put * or ** above the line, but there are so many differences that the lines would become unwieldy and I feel my graph would just look too messy! Any suggestions? Should I just relegate the p values to a table?
I see. So you can possibly take initials or abbreviations of these interventions, like
D Significant difference from Dolomitrin-treatment
M Significant difference from Melomycin-treatment
Pa Significant difference from Palatosan-treatment
Pi Significant difference from Parsitin-treatment
and so on.Following
- Thales Sehn Körting added an answer:24Experience with using visuals to communicate your research.If you are willing to publicly share your experiences, I am very interested to hear your thoughts on the use of visual communication for scientific research. Specifically, I am interested in learning:
- your thoughts on the importance of visuals
- the type of software you use to create charts, graphs, schematics, illustrations
- how much time you spend creating these visuals
- your thoughts on the value of outside expertise to help you create your visualsDear,
in my opinion visualization is a very important topic.
When we see some presentations in conferences, symposiums, etc., it is common to see that lots of people don't care with a good presentation, or good ways to display data.
However, I have an youtube video that shows how to create a 3D animation of a scatterplot. Maybe it can help.
Please take a look at:
- Cayetano Santos added an answer:5Any good experiences with Matlab alternatives?I am evaluating various Open Source tools for use in EE resarch. Few interesting ones would be Octave, SciLab, Python with Numpy and SciPy. Anyone care to share experiences, good or bad? Any other suggestions?Here you can find an interesting report
"Comparative Evaluation of Matlab, Octave, Scilab and others"
- Bernard André Alain Chabot added an answer:9How can I download your visualization ontology?I've tried to upload your visualization ontology : http://code.know-center.tugraz.at/static/ontology/visual-analytics.owl in Protégé 3.5, but I encountered a error. Did you check such a import?OK. It works fine. Thks !Following
- Giovanni Pintore added an answer:9What's a good visualization tool for a presentation?I am searching for a good visualization tool for presenting my research results in a conference. Do you have any fancy tools in mind?I suggest Powerpoint tooFollowing
- Nancy Rodriguez added an answer:4Which free software would you recommend for high quality 3D scientific visualisation?I use Paraview and have experimented with Mayavi for 3D visualisation (volume rendering, surface plots etc.). I find Paraview can be lacking in quality at times and Mayavi has been difficult to use - are there any alternatives people could recommend?Hi,
VTK is also a widely know software for visualization http://www.vtk.org/
- Roy Trevor Williams added an answer:53How important is storytelling and visualization for your science?Two weeks ago, I attended two interesting presentations, one of a British SME (shoothill) on visualizing scientific data for the public (for example applying a technique known as Deep Zoom), the other of the Polytechnic University of Milan on using NASA world wind as a virtual globe in the area of environmental modeling. Both make me think of the role of visualizing research results depending on the target audience and about telling the right story to the right people. I have the feeling that in my filed (geospatial information science and Digital Earth), we still miss a strong commitment to such ideas and also education has to increase on related topics. Do you share this view / maybe also in other research areas? What are your experiences?Hi, visualisation is essential to what we are doing, which is to try to describe the dynamics of learning in open (emergent) systems. We have developed a 3D footprint that tracks 25 variables, simultaneously, across a learning event. It could still do with some automation and interactivity, but its working for us (and for others, too).
- Irene Baron added an answer:9What is the future of scientific illustration?Hi there,
I'd love to hear your thoughts about what you think will be the next generation scientific visualization approach. Will it be interactive? More photo-realistic? What are the skills we need to learn today to keep up in the future?Following