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Selected Books on Home Office Organization
Work Well from Home by
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
Working from home is an attractive option for many people, but there is a lot to think about before you rush off to equip your office.
Organise Yourself by
Publication Date: 2010-04-01
Organise Yourself helps readers develop effective organizational skills and dramatically improve the way they work. Contains tips on seeing through complex problems, building positive workplace habits, avoiding information overload, overcoming distractions and interruptions, organizing work space and filing systems, making effective use of technology, and coping with the challenges of working from home.
VIDEO: Home Office Design Ideas
"How can you increase your productivity in your workspace and keep stress levels low? We have some home office design ideas and desk-space suggestions to keep you comfortable and calm while you're hard at work." [video description]
A lively presentation with some solid ideas!
Runtime: 5:14 min
Before You Begin, Organize!
A key part of doing research is organizing the entire project.
Taking the time right at the beginning of your research project to plan what you will be doing and how you can best carry that out. It will save you a lot of unnecessary worry and concern. Below are general information and links. See also the Data Management section under this tab.
VIDEO: The Science of Productivity
This YouTube video was made by Mitchell Moffit (Twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (Twitter @whalewatchmeplz). in collaboration with Sparring Mind, the behavioral psychology blog. Read the full productivity post: http://bit.ly/XRcYAY
Runtime: 3:15 min
Organize your time
You'll also want to organize your research project work schedule.
Plan where you will do your work
Take some time to organize your workspace.
If you are deployed, doing double-duty as a parent who works, are a single parent, working in a small space, or do not have a permanent location for your research project, you are probably already skilled at having to find a smaller than ideal space to do your studying.
When doing a research project, it will be more important than ever to keep your workspace neat and organized. Your goal from the outset is to make sure that everything you need is always there when you sit down to work.
Here are some ideas for keeping your materials and yourself organized.
Small Space Office Design
Via Houzz, a collaborative platform for home remodeling and design. Includes images &product recommendations.
Neat Desk. Photo by Juha Siltala. Used by permission. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. Soldiers, Educators Offer Tips on Taking Class While Deployed, By SSG Justin A. Naylor, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.
Use your technology
Organizing your computer files at the start will help you stay organized as you do your research.
Selected Books on Time Management
Effective Time Management by
Publication Date: 2011-10-03
Take charge-and create an effective balance between your work and personal life with the help of Microsoft Outlook. In this practical guide, two experts teach you a proven time-management system, showing you how to set and manage your priorities with custom modifications to Outlook.
Successful Time Management by
Publication Date: 2010-04-01
In business, the increasing pressure to achieve makes time management a vital skill. It is necessary to be able to work efficiently and effectively to ensure that one’s desired results are achieved - both in one’s job, and in one’s career.
Successful Time Management contains tips and techniques that can help anyone review and assess their own time management and adopt new work practices to improve it. It includes great advice on controlling paperwork, getting and staying organized, delegating and working with others, and prioritizing to focus on key issues. The appendices include a brief assessment of various time management systems such as day, year or meeting planners, action sheets, and more.
The Concise Time Management and Personal Development by
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
The Concise Time Management and Personal Development stands out from other books in an important way. It is a book to use for your own self-development. This guide can be used in several ways. Here are the main possibilities to consider: • Individual study. This book is designed to be a complete method of self-teaching • Workshops and seminars. It can be issued to all participants well in advance of a seminar or course. More time can then be spent in the seminar exchanging users’ experience and discussing practical applications. The book is also a workbook that can be given out at the beginning of a seminar, with participants completing some of the exercises and checklists as the programme unfolds • Distance or open learning. The book can be part of an organisation’s distance learning strategy, covering those who, for one reason or another, will not be able to attend seminars or workshops.
Selected Books on Computer File Management
Macs All-in-One for Dummies by
Publication Date: 2009-12-14
Seven content-rich minibooks cover the key features and tools of your Mac
Macs are easy to use, but this guide helps you take advantage of all the cool features and make the most of your Mac. Fully updated, it covers the newest operating system, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, as well as iLife '09, iWork '09, and much more.
Minibooks include Mac Basics; Photos, Music, and Movies; Browsing the Internet; Working with iLife and iWork; Other Mac Programs; Timesaving Tips with a Mac; and Mac Networking.
Probability and Statistics for Computer Science by
Publication Date: 2008-05-02
Comprehensive and thorough development of both probability and statistics for serious computer scientists; goal-oriented: "to present the mathematical analysis underlying probability results"
Special emphases on simulation and discrete decision theory
Mathematically-rich, but self-contained text, at a gentle pace
Review of calculus and linear algebra in an appendix
Mathematical interludes (in each chapter) which examine mathematical techniques in the context of probabilistic or statistical importance
Numerous section exercises, summaries, historical notes, and Further Readings for reinforcement of content
Upgrade Your Life by
Publication Date: 2008-03-17
Whether you're a Mac or Windows user, there are tricks here for you in this helpful resource. You'll feast on this buffet of new shortcuts to make technology your ally instead of your adversary, so you can spend more time getting things done and less time fiddling with your computer. You'll learn valuable ways to upgrade your life so that you can work-and live-more efficiently, such as: empty your e-mail inbox, search the Web in three keystrokes, securely save Web site passwords, automatically back up your files, and many more.
Metro Revealed by
Publication Date: 2012-06-05
A fast-paced, authoritative, 80 page primer to Windows 8 development using Metro, C# and XAML.
Gives early-adopting readers a clear outline of the new technology and workflows that they will have to master to work with the new platform.
Concentrates coverage in the areas that matter and backs up theoretical explanation with a detailed code example to show Windows 8 development in action.
This 88-page primer unveils the key features of Microsoft's eagerly anticipated Windows 8 operating system. Windows 8 contains the revolutionary Metro application framework for building dynamic and responsive touch-enabled applications that target both desktops and mobile devices.
With the official release of Windows 8 looming ever closer, experienced author Adam Freeman invites you to take a crash course in Metro development. Using XAML and C#, he ensures you understand the changes that are being made to Windows development practices and puts you on the right course to creating innovative and elegant applications for this latest evolution of the world’s most successful operating system.
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