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Research Guidelines
This page explains the community guidelines for conducting research on the focus areas of Muellners Foundation.

How to contribute?

As an individual contributor member, you can contribute to the Open Research that the Foundation pursues.
Foundation has a Research Focus and problem statements are defined for the Research Focus areas.
The problem statements are listed on Foundation's Public Discourse Forum.

What are the type of resources, sources, literature that should be used to contribute to Research?

Following types of resources, sources and literature are recommended for the Foundation members while pursuing and citing for Open Research.
  • Verified sources
  • Peer-reviewed Journals and publications from academic and non academic institutions.
  • A blog article, press release or a circular published by a publicly traded and listed company, inter government agencies, government agencies, local bodies.
  • A mix of resources and literature, containing opposing views should be used to impart a non biased opinion view on the research.

How should I check plagiarism?

Firstly, always cite your source accurately in order to prevent plagiarism, also inculde a bibliography at the end of your work with all sources listed in it. There are different citation styles, chose one and adhere to it throughout your work.
Use different online open source tools to check plagiarism. Run your research writing through a peer reviewed community mechanism.

My research contribution includes Data analysis. What principles should I follow in the analytics of data and information sets?

Use open source data analytics tools relevant to the research data sets, that are associated with your research contributions.

What type of research methodologies to be used?

Following types of research methodologies are recommended by the Foundation:
  1. 1.
    Generally, Foundation recommends to use methodologies that fit the research topic and objectives.
  2. 2.
    Qualitative and quanititave research methodologies are preferred.

How does the Research publications take place?

Outcome and conclusions of the research are publicly shared on the Foundation's Open Research portal with an appropriate open source license, governing the publication on the portal.
Further, the members can also apply in conference proceedings or International Journals "Call for Proposals".
Recommended Internation Journals for a specific research problem statement are generally listed by the mentor posting the problem.
We recommend that members pursuing research using Foundation's infrastructure identify their affiliation with the Muellners Foundation, when applying for publishing research papers on journals and conference proceedings.

How should the Research surveys take place, if surveys are conducted?

  • Foundation maintains an ecosystem of industry stakeholders, community members, scientists, researchers and invites more participants.
  • Research surveys can be conducted online either on the Foundation's communication channels or internet forums, and social media.
  • Surveys can be designed using Foundation licensed technology tools, web forms.
  • Research surveys should be embedded with a link to Foundation's privacy policy and dโ€‹ata processing policies.
  • A clear identification should be made that the Research survey is being conducted by or in affiliation with Muellners Foundation.
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