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Social media as a tool for researchers

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Presentation at JURE2018 workshop. 5.7.2018. Antwerpen, belgium

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Social media as a tool for researchers

  1. 1. Social media as a tool for researchers Jari Laru, Dr.Ed, University lecturer, Technology Enhanced Learning, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Learning & Educational Technology Research Unit, University of Oulu. JURE2018 workshop. 5.7.2018. Antwerpen, belgium
  2. 2. https://about.me/jari.laru / https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0347-0182 / http://www.researcherid.com/rid/H-3573-2013 (should be updated) / https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=24344151900
  3. 3. THIS presentation is online: Slideshow Materials http://bit.ly/jure2018someworkshop
  4. 4. Description of the main issue (problem) Main issue - Task - Research - Alternative metrics - Scholary collaboration networks - Tasks
  5. 5. Discussion task Main issue - Task - Research - Alternative metrics - Scholary collaboration networks - Tasks
  6. 6. Discuss: How do you promote your research?
  7. 7. Research & Researchers’ views Main issue - Task - Research - Alternative metrics - Scholary collaboration networks - Tasks
  8. 8. Experts, scientists, politicians Etc. Mainstream, but also experts and scientists (groups etc) https://digitalmarketingcommunity.com/indicators/among-the-top-5-social-networks-used-for-news-in-2017-facebook-is-the-king-reuters-institute/
  9. 9. “In essence, the majority of the researchers we talked to at the seminars we hosted had not thought about using and hence did not really understand how to use social media effectively in a professional setting but were curious enough to take part in the discussions. Social media was seen as: ● Time consuming ● Too difficult to learn ● Having irrelevant audiences ● Being for private rather than professional life ● Having too short a message length (referring to Twitter) Concerns were also raised as to whether social media activity really increases the impact of a resarch publication. One researcher saw social media in a professional setting as highly unreliable and preferred traditional communication channels.” (pp. 309-310, Persson & Svensson, 2016) Persson, S., & Svenningsson, M. (2016). Librarians as advocates of social media for researchers: A social media project initiated by Linköping University library, Sweden. New Review Of Academic Librarianship, 22(2-3), 304-314. https://doi.org/10.1080/13614533.2016.1184693 Researchers’ opinions on social media
  10. 10. Terras, M. M. (2012). The impact of social media on the dissemination of research: Results of an experiment. Journal of Digital Humanities, 1(3). http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/1- 3/the-impact-of-social-media-on-the-dissemination-of-research-by- melissa-terras/ “What became clear to me very quickly was the correlation between talking about my research online and the spike in downloads of my papers from our institutional repository”
  11. 11. “I see myself as a ‘person-brand’ – being researcher is an identity.” Jaring, P., & Bäck, A. 2017. How Researchers Use Social Media to Promote their Research and Network with Industry. Technology Innovation Management Review, 7(8): 32-39. http://timreview.ca/article/1098
  12. 12. ..bibliometric analysis and subsequent involvement with researchers’ publishing strategy, made us aware of the potential of social media as a communication tool for researchers. We saw an opportunity for Linköoping University (LiU) to increase the visibility of its research, using social media as a communication tool.. Persson, S., & Svenningsson, M. (2016). Librarians as advocates of social media for researchers: A social media project initiated by Linköping University library, Sweden. New Review Of Academic Librarianship, 22(2-3), 304-314. https://doi.org/10.1080/13614533.2016.1184693
  13. 13. via Innovating the culture of sharing in Scholarly Communications - Keita Bando
  14. 14. Simple cyclic model of the discovery workflow Simple cyclic model of the research workflow via Innovating the culture of sharing in Scholarly Communications - Keita Bando
  15. 15. https://symplectic.co.uk/guest- blog/research-data-mechanics/ Social media Traditional journals etc (library)
  16. 16. Alternative metrics Main issue - Task - Research - Alternative metrics - Scholary collaboration networks - Tasks
  17. 17. Cause secondary effects: altmetrics When researchers access papers through social media, SCNs and other web-based communities, we can track different attention of an article. via Innovating the culture of sharing in Scholarly Communications - Keita Bando via altmetrics: a manifesto ‒ www.altmetrics.org
  18. 18. Metrics for this article: Kirschner, P. A., Sweller, J., & Clark, R. E. (2006). Why minimal guidance during instruction does not work: An analysis of the failure of constructivist, discovery, problem- based, experiential, and inquiry-based teaching. Educational psychologist, 41(2), 75-86. https://doi.org/10.1207/s15326985ep4102_1
  19. 19. Metrics for this article: Kirschner, P. A., Sweller, J., & Clark, R. E. (2006). Why minimal guidance during instruction does not work: An analysis of the failure of constructivist, discovery, problem- based, experiential, and inquiry-based teaching. Educational psychologist, 41(2), 75-86. https://doi.org/10.1207/s15326985ep4102_1
  20. 20. Metrics for this article: Kirschner, P. A., & Karpinski, A. C. (2010). Facebook® and academic performance. Computers in human behavior, 26(6), 1237-1245. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2010.03.024
  21. 21. https://profiles.impactstory.org/u/0000-0003-0347-0182
  22. 22. Scholarly collaboration networks Main issue - Task - Research - Alternative metrics - Scholary collaboration networks - Tasks
  23. 23. via via Innovating the culture of sharing in Scholarly Communications - Keita Bando
  24. 24. via Innovating the culture of sharing in Scholarly Communications - Keita Bando
  25. 25. via Innovating the culture of sharing in Scholarly Communications - Keita Bando
  26. 26. via Innovating the culture of sharing in Scholarly Communications - Keita Bando
  27. 27. In the Nature survey conducted in 2014, the most selected activity on both ResearchGate and Academia.edu was simply maintaining a profile in case someone wanted to get in touch (68%). This year’s (2017) survey revealed that the research activity that over three quarters of respondents stated that they use social media and SCNs for was discovering and / or reading scientific content (Nature’s 2014 study 33%) via How do researchers use social media and scholarly collaboration networks (SCNs)? : Of Schemes and Memes Blog via Innovating the culture of sharing in Scholarly Communications - Keita Bando
  28. 28. 57% of respondents indicated that they use Scholarly collaboration networks to upload their own work, and 66% use such sites to access otherwise inaccessible content; this was the most common reason given by respondents for using SCNsVia Survey shows author sharing via scholarly collaboration networks is widespread, despite strong support for copyright | Kudos News
  29. 29. Three tasks T1. Check “your” profiles T2. Are you strategic T3. Homework (materials for further explorations) Main issue - Task - Research - Alternative metrics - Scholary collaboration networks - Tasks
  30. 30. Check list: Do you have following accounts: ● Orcid ID (profile) ● Google Scholar account (profile) ● ResearchGate account (SCN) ● Mendeley account (SCN) ● LinkedIN account with proper profile and memberships in professional groups ● Facebook account and memberships in professional groups ● Twitter account with decent profile? and do you participate into discussions? Use hashtags? Use lists? Retweet? If don’t, then act! Now! T1
  31. 31. Are you strategic? 8 top tips to win with social media By Dan Richards- Doran https://www.slideshare.net/DanRichardsDor an/social-media-for-researchers- 102133661?b&from_search=1&qid=0e2a5e 10-cbeb-4abd-a0c0-bf1fd71e2782&v T2
  32. 32. Homework material beyond this workshop :) https://sites.google.com/edu.oulu.fi/social-media-as-a-tool-for-res/materials T3
  33. 33. My earlier presentation about the topic https://www.slideshare.net/larux/the-role-and-importance-of-social-media-in-science
  34. 34. Thank you! @larux / Jari Laru (FB, LinkedIN, Twitter, RG, Academia.edu, Mendeley….)

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