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DrPost Social Media for Academic Research

  1. 1. Social Media for Academic Research: Why Not? Michelle Post, Ph.D., CSMS
  2. 2. Lessons to Learn • Why not social media for academic research? • Tips on Keywords & Video: Web Research • Just some of the tools – Google Alerts – RSS Feeds – Feedly for RSS – Social Bookmarking – Blog Posts – Social Networks – Twitter Search – Other Possibilities • Resources • References • Dr. Michelle Post ©Michelle Post, Ph.D., CSMS http://reachyourpotential.guru/
  3. 3. Why not social media for academic research? Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega (2011) provides the following ways of using social media for academic research. • Build a network of like-minded scholars • Follow specific research themes and topics • Provide service to the scholarly community • Share my scholarly expertise and build credibility online Read the full blog post at http://bit.ly/WnXpM7 ©Michelle Post, Ph.D., CSMS
  4. 4. Tips on Keywords • Try using a Keyword search tool like Ubersuggest, http://ubersuggest.org/ • Use Boolean search operators to increase the strength of the keywords. – AND – OR – NOT – AND NOT – Double Quotes – + / - signs – Parentheses – Tilde (~) – Asterisks (*) • For more Boolean strings, read this, http://bit.ly/UXt88b Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9diL8-ZpAk ©Michelle Post, Ph.D., CSMS http://reachyourpotential.guru/
  5. 5. Tools: Google Alerts Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9lVzA_tDww ©Michelle Post, Ph.D., CSMS http://reachyourpotential.guru/
  6. 6. Tools: RSS Feeds •RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication •RSS Feeds lets data come to you •RSS Feeds can be used for staying in touch with the world •RSS Feeds can save you precious time on researching •RSS Feeds help you stay focused when researching •RSS Feeds allows you to “surf” in private for the data comes to your RSS Reader •RSS Feeds help you work smarter, not harder Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU ©Michelle Post, Ph.D., CSMS http://reachyourpotential.guru/
  7. 7. Tools: Feedly for RSS Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9AZEiWYCHo ©Michelle Post, Ph.D., CSMS http://reachyourpotential.guru/
  8. 8. Tools: Social Bookmarking Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjDdiFFZab0 ©Michelle Post, Ph.D., CSMS http://reachyourpotential.guru/
  9. 9. Tools: Blog Posts Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN2I1pWXjXI ©Michelle Post, Ph.D., CSMS http://reachyourpotential.guru/
  10. 10. Tools: Social Networking “Networking sites are online communities in which members can interact in a number of ways” (University of South Hampton, n.d., para. 1) Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a_KF7TYKVc&list=UUs- SOeljpyBAvS6fYAR2egw&index=10 ©Michelle Post, Ph.D., CSMS http://reachyourpotential.guru/
  11. 11. Tools: Twitter Search • Search Twitter with your keywords, https://twitter.com/ search • Search Twitter using hash tags (#) • Find and follow industry experts and organizations Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGbLWQYJ6iM ©Michelle Post, Ph.D., CSMS http://reachyourpotential.guru/
  12. 12. Tools: Other Possibilities •Citeulike - http://www.citeulike.org/ •Slideshare - http://www.slideshare.net/ •MagPortal - http://magportal.com/ •Google Books - http://books.google.com/ •Federal Register - https://www.federalregister.gov/ •CyberJournalist - http://www.cyberjournalist.net/#st hash.kW8J8cyL.ch0G3WGC.dpbs
  13. 13. RESOURCES ©Michelle Post, Ph.D., CSMS http://reachyourpotential.guru/
  14. 14. Dr. Post’s Tools for Research ©Michelle Post, Ph.D., CSMS http://reachyourpotential.guru/
  15. 15. Resources: Internet / Academic • Social Media: A guide for Researchers - http://www.rin.ac.uk/our-work/communicating-and- disseminating-research/social-media-guide-researchers • Pew Internet: Social Networking - http://pewinternet.org/Commentary/2012/March/Pe w-Internet-Social-Networking-full-detail.aspx • Internet Tutorials - http://internettutorials.net/ • Academic Research Toolbox - http://blog.cometdocs.com/academic-research- toolbox • Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - http://free.ed.gov/index.cfm ©Michelle Post, Ph.D., CSMS http://reachyourpotential.guru/
  16. 16. Resources: The Tools • 10 Google Search Tricks You Might Not Know - http://mashable.com/2012/03/05/10-google-search-tricks- you-might-not-know/ • Boolean Search String Hints - http://www.ilile.org/events/past/seminar_08_03/lesson_pl ans/wheelersburg/booleansearchstringhints.htm • Keywords - http://apus.libanswers.com/a.php?qid=146357 • Microblogging - http://web2practice.jiscinvolve.org/wp/files/2009/08/micr oblogging.pdf • RSS Feeds - http://web2practice.jiscinvolve.org/wp/files/2010/04/rss.p df ©Michelle Post, Ph.D., CSMS http://reachyourpotential.guru/
  17. 17. References Barker, D. I., & Terry, C. D. (2005). Internet research, (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Thomson Learning. [Slide 4] Common Craft. (n.d.). Videos: Social media. Retrieved from http://www.commoncraft.com/videolist?qt-cc_video_quicktab=1#qt- cc_video_quicktab MoreTimeToWrite. (2013, January 18). Setting up Google Alerts [Video]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9lVzA_tDww [Slide 5] Pachego-Vega, R. (2011, September 11). Using social media to advance your academic research goals. Retrieved from http://www.raulpacheco.org/2011/09/using-social-media-to-advance- your-academic-research-goals/ [Slide 3] University of South Hampton. (n.d.). Social media for academic research. Retrieved from http://www.southampton.ac.uk/library/research/currentawareness/netw orking.html [Slide 10] YouTube. (n.d.). User: Leelefever. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/user/leelefever [4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11] ©Michelle Post, Ph.D., CSMS http://reachyourpotential.guru/
  18. 18. Michelle Post, Ph.D., CSMS ©Michelle Post, Ph.D., CSMS http://reachyourpotential.guru/ Teacher  Connector  Helper  Dr. Michelle Post is a driven, passionate, and experienced leader, teacher, social media strategist, connector, and developer. Her desire to connect and inspire throughout nearly three decades of career translates into her ongoing effort to help the development of ideas, people, content, and curriculum. Dr. Post is President / CEO of three ventures: Reach Your Potential, The Post Institute: Center for Life-Long Learning, and WorkPlace Influence.