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Social Media and your
research profile
Dr Scott Eacott
Office of Educational Leadership
School of Education
The University...
Shameless self-promotion
@ScottEacott
Connect via:
scotteacott.com
A useful resource
Carrigan, M. (2016). Social media for academics. London: SAGE.
A sample chapter can be found here
@Scott...
Presentation Overview
• Part One
– Supports through social media
• Part Two
– Building a research profile
• Dialogue and d...
BUILDING A SUPPORT
NETWORK
Supports during candidature
@ScottEacott
Some sources of support
• Journal clubs
content | technical
• Writing groups
technical | content
• Seminars
content | tech...
Patter
• patthomson.net
• Twice a week blog
@ScottEacott
Thesiswhisperer
• Thesiswhisperer.com
• Blog
• @thesiswhisperer
@ScottEacott
Twitter
People
• @ThomsonPat
• @NHopUTS
• @phdforum
Hashtags
• #phdchat
• #phdforum
• #ECRchat
• #emcrforum
• #shutupandwr...
BUILDING A RESEARCH
PROFILE
Becoming someone in the academy
@ScottEacott
What do people find when they
you?
@ScottEacott
Outline
• What is a research profile?
• Key challenges
• Strategies
@ScottEacott
What is a research profile?
• A research profile is different from track record.
• A level of recognition within (and beyo...
Why is it important?
• When you are known and recognized for your research,
you are well placed to receive invitations suc...
Some challenges
• Profiles are individual and collective
• Academics ARE researchers
• Take yourself AND others serious as...
Conferences
• Attending key conferences
• Participate – play a role
• Ask questions
• Have your ‘to meet list’
• Business ...
Key social platforms
• Institutional (comparison)
• Academia.edu
• Researchgate
• LinkedIn
• Twitter
• Facebook
• Personal...
Academia.edu
@ScottEacott
Affiliation
Research interests
Bio
Following | followers
Document views
Analytics
@ScottEacott
Twitter
• Use consistent image
• 1 in 4 rule
• Connect | interact
@ScottEacott
Personal website
• Audience | Content | Purpose
• Why academics blog?
… expand and disseminate knowledge, make contact
wit...
Research profiles
• Require quality work
• Careful curation
• Both individual and collective
A profile comes not from a qu...
Dialogue and Debate
A presentation at:
UNSW School of Education HDR Workshop Series
Semester One 2016
University of New So...
Contact Details
Dr Scott Eacott
PhD MLMEd GradCertPTT BTeach/BSocSci FACEL
Director, Office of Educational Leadership
Scho...
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Social media and your research profile

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This presentation was part of a suite of early career researcher / higher degree researcher workshops . The particular focus was on the use of social media to build a research profile and find support for ongoing research.

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Social media and your research profile

  1. 1. Social Media and your research profile Dr Scott Eacott Office of Educational Leadership School of Education The University of New South Wales Social Media and your research profile | Dr Scott Eacott
  2. 2. Shameless self-promotion @ScottEacott Connect via: scotteacott.com
  3. 3. A useful resource Carrigan, M. (2016). Social media for academics. London: SAGE. A sample chapter can be found here @ScottEacott
  4. 4. Presentation Overview • Part One – Supports through social media • Part Two – Building a research profile • Dialogue and debate @ScottEacott
  5. 5. BUILDING A SUPPORT NETWORK Supports during candidature @ScottEacott
  6. 6. Some sources of support • Journal clubs content | technical • Writing groups technical | content • Seminars content | technical • Conferences content | technical @ScottEacott
  7. 7. Patter • patthomson.net • Twice a week blog @ScottEacott
  8. 8. Thesiswhisperer • Thesiswhisperer.com • Blog • @thesiswhisperer @ScottEacott
  9. 9. Twitter People • @ThomsonPat • @NHopUTS • @phdforum Hashtags • #phdchat • #phdforum • #ECRchat • #emcrforum • #shutupandwrite • #acwrimo @ScottEacott
  10. 10. BUILDING A RESEARCH PROFILE Becoming someone in the academy @ScottEacott
  11. 11. What do people find when they you? @ScottEacott
  12. 12. Outline • What is a research profile? • Key challenges • Strategies @ScottEacott
  13. 13. What is a research profile? • A research profile is different from track record. • A level of recognition within (and beyond) your discipline based on a clear understanding of what your work is about, what it does, and its quality. Your research profile is related – in part – to the impact your work has (Adkins & Dever, 2012). • An excellent track record ≠ a strong profile • Quality work and careful management. @ScottEacott
  14. 14. Why is it important? • When you are known and recognized for your research, you are well placed to receive invitations such as: – Join networks, groups, grant applications; – Present at esteemed venues / outlets; – Review for journals / publishers; – Participate in peak bodies; – Edit journals and book series. • As a result, your invitations to others become more serious. @ScottEacott
  15. 15. Some challenges • Profiles are individual and collective • Academics ARE researchers • Take yourself AND others serious as researchers • Prioritize research – the issue of research • Publicize achievements • Insist on supports @ScottEacott
  16. 16. Conferences • Attending key conferences • Participate – play a role • Ask questions • Have your ‘to meet list’ • Business cards • Dress appropriately • Follow-up timely @ScottEacott
  17. 17. Key social platforms • Institutional (comparison) • Academia.edu • Researchgate • LinkedIn • Twitter • Facebook • Personal website @ScottEacott
  18. 18. Academia.edu @ScottEacott Affiliation Research interests Bio Following | followers Document views
  19. 19. Analytics @ScottEacott
  20. 20. Twitter • Use consistent image • 1 in 4 rule • Connect | interact @ScottEacott
  21. 21. Personal website • Audience | Content | Purpose • Why academics blog? … expand and disseminate knowledge, make contact with potential collaborators and have scholarly discussions on a global scale. (Mewburn & Thomson, 2013, p. 1106) Mewburn, I., & Thomson, P. (2013). Why do academics blog? An analysis of audiences, purposes, and challenges. Studies in Higher Education, 38(8), 1105-1119. @ScottEacott
  22. 22. Research profiles • Require quality work • Careful curation • Both individual and collective A profile comes not from a quantum of activity but from a research trajectory. A generative research narrative. @ScottEacott
  23. 23. Dialogue and Debate A presentation at: UNSW School of Education HDR Workshop Series Semester One 2016 University of New South Wales Sydney NSW AUSTRALIA 12 April 2016 @ScottEacott
  24. 24. Contact Details Dr Scott Eacott PhD MLMEd GradCertPTT BTeach/BSocSci FACEL Director, Office of Educational Leadership School of Education University of New South Wales Sydney NSW AUSTRALIA 2052 P: +61 2 9385 0704 T: @ScottEacott E: s.eacott@unsw.edu.au W: http://scotteacott.com @ScottEacott

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