(accepted) Topic Modeling: An Approach for Research Design

The following abstract is accepted for the upcoming 6th International Conference on Educational, Management, Administration and Leadership (6th ICEMAL 2016) will be held on August 28, 2016 in Bandung, Indonesia. Below I’ve updated with pre-event video presentation.


Topic Modeling: An Approach for Research Design

Dasapta Erwin Irawan (a*), Adhi Priyambodho (b)

a) Faculty of Earth Sciences and Technology,
Bandung Institute of Technology
Jalan Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132, Indonesia

b) Faculty of Water Resources,
TU Delft, The Netherlands


Research design has been a major problem for early career researcher, especially PhD students. This paper discusses new approach to assist a researcher choosing their research topic based on previous papers/studies. Here we use open source tools (Vosviewer and Zotero reference manager) to visualize research topic under keywords “groundwater Jakarta” from close to 256 papers harvested from Google Scholar and Crossref scientific database. Using this approach we can identify the change of main research issues in groundwater resources from the 70s to date. We also see the research flow path during the period and determine new interesting subtopics. Based on the result we believe that this technique is applicable for postgraduate students

Keywords: topic modeling, data visualization, reference manager

Topic: Internet technologies in Education

Full paper and other resources (datasets, images) are stored here, and the slide v1.0 is already available on SpeakerDeck.




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