The role of social media in  research and career buildingAlberto Alemanno ✪ HEC Paris ✪ www.albertoalemanno.eu
What?         How?Why?
Premiss• personal viewpoint• beyond anectodal evidence• (modest) attempt at theorising
Disclosure• believer• not always as successful• yet persistent and experimentalist
social media as an essential     part of daily work   communication in the       research field
What?
Social media?
use of social media by scholarsGruzd, A., Staves, K., & Wilk, A. (2012). Connected scholars: Examining the role of social ...
http://youtu.be/eW3gMGqcZQc
A definition social media employ mobile and web-based   technologies to create highly interactive     platforms via which ...
Why?
basic functions- information channel  - sharing  - dissemination  - propagation- networking tool- pedagogical tool- resear...
Social media information cycle         in research
advantages in using social media in research
what I like• Fast: key enabler for creating, updating and  sharing knowledge• Immediate feedback• Bridge the gap between a...
downsides in social media research
what I dislike• Ownership:  • Great idea wasted in a post blog?  • Working paper on SSRN before acceptance?• Privacy:  • P...
How?
How to do itchoose & use the right tool!
How to do it (2)Not only about tools but…
need to embrace a new    state of mind
teaching setting
How to do it (3)Need to increase circumstancesin which teaching, research and       ‘real world’ meet
Easy solutionWrite a blog
Why a blog?• Easy way to sensitise  students/public with your  research• Easy way to make it relevant to  them• Get them h...
final exams       forthcoming legislationpending judgments          and other policy-related experiences
Too lazy?Set up a webpage (yet too static)
Other tools
A few illustrations• Impact on EU legislative-making• Impact on EU institutional machinery: • Behavioural sciences & polic...
1Impact on EUpolicymaking
Plain Packaging
Proposal for TPD    19.12.2012
2Impact on EU institutional       machinery:
Blog post
3Impact on EU institutional       machinery:
no job landing
but• To popularise your research (findings)• To interact with your two worlds: • inner (students / research) • outer (the ...
a final TIP
social media in research
conclusions• Be realistic: don’t replace research with social media• Be a user:     don’t be afraid to experiment
My social media presence
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I will give a talk titled ‘The role of social media in research and career building’ at the forthcoming Seminar on Theories & Concepts and Skills Training organised by the University of Luxembourg in the framework of INCOOP. This multi-disciplinary Initial Training Network (ITN) on Inter-institutional Cooperation in the EU (INCOOP) brings together Universities, professional organisations and high-level officials that all share a long-term interest in a better understanding of the functioning of institutions in the European system of multi-level governance.

This multi-disciplinary Initial Training Network (ITN) on Inter-institutional Cooperation in the EU (INCOOP) brings together Universities, professional organisations and high-level officials that all share a long-term interest in a better understanding of the functioning of institutions in the European system of multi-level governance.

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Social media & research

  1. 1. The role of social media in research and career buildingAlberto Alemanno ✪ HEC Paris ✪ www.albertoalemanno.eu
  2. 2. What? How?Why?
  3. 3. Premiss• personal viewpoint• beyond anectodal evidence• (modest) attempt at theorising
  4. 4. Disclosure• believer• not always as successful• yet persistent and experimentalist
  5. 5. social media as an essential part of daily work communication in the research field
  6. 6. What?
  7. 7. Social media?
  8. 8. use of social media by scholarsGruzd, A., Staves, K., & Wilk, A. (2012). Connected scholars: Examining the role of social media in research practicesof faculty using the UTAUT model Computers in Human Behavior, 28 (6), 2340-2350
  9. 9. http://youtu.be/eW3gMGqcZQc
  10. 10. A definition social media employ mobile and web-based technologies to create highly interactive platforms via which individuals and communities share, co-create, discuss and modify user-generated content7 functional blocks: identity conversations sharing presence relationships reputation groups
  11. 11. Why?
  12. 12. basic functions- information channel - sharing - dissemination - propagation- networking tool- pedagogical tool- research tool - validation (eg. surveys) - update results of previous scholarship
  13. 13. Social media information cycle in research
  14. 14. advantages in using social media in research
  15. 15. what I like• Fast: key enabler for creating, updating and sharing knowledge• Immediate feedback• Bridge the gap between academia & ‘real’ world• Boost the quality of research motivation
  16. 16. downsides in social media research
  17. 17. what I dislike• Ownership: • Great idea wasted in a post blog? • Working paper on SSRN before acceptance?• Privacy: • Personal vs professional life• Reliability of info: • Wikipedia entry or blog post• Overflow/Spamming• Distraction
  18. 18. How?
  19. 19. How to do itchoose & use the right tool!
  20. 20. How to do it (2)Not only about tools but…
  21. 21. need to embrace a new state of mind
  22. 22. teaching setting
  23. 23. How to do it (3)Need to increase circumstancesin which teaching, research and ‘real world’ meet
  24. 24. Easy solutionWrite a blog
  25. 25. Why a blog?• Easy way to sensitise students/public with your research• Easy way to make it relevant to them• Get them hooked by distilling information useful for…
  26. 26. final exams forthcoming legislationpending judgments and other policy-related experiences
  27. 27. Too lazy?Set up a webpage (yet too static)
  28. 28. Other tools
  29. 29. A few illustrations• Impact on EU legislative-making• Impact on EU institutional machinery: • Behavioural sciences & policymaking • Transparency Register• Impact on EU judiciary
  30. 30. 1Impact on EUpolicymaking
  31. 31. Plain Packaging
  32. 32. Proposal for TPD 19.12.2012
  33. 33. 2Impact on EU institutional machinery:
  34. 34. Blog post
  35. 35. 3Impact on EU institutional machinery:
  36. 36. no job landing
  37. 37. but• To popularise your research (findings)• To interact with your two worlds: • inner (students / research) • outer (the ‘real world’)
  38. 38. a final TIP
  39. 39. social media in research
  40. 40. conclusions• Be realistic: don’t replace research with social media• Be a user: don’t be afraid to experiment
  41. 41. My social media presence

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