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2015.bowman.asist.self presentation


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Investigating the self-Presentation of scholars: Presentation at #ASIST2015 #SIGMET15 panel

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2015.bowman.asist.self presentation

  1. 1. Self-Presentation in Academia Today: From Peer-Reviewed Publications to Social Media #ASIST2015 #sigmet15
  2. 2. Timothy D. Bowman, Research Unit for the Sociology of Education Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Turku @timothdbowman | |
  3. 3. PRESENTATION OF SELF BACKSTAGE INFORMAL TALK RELAXED ROLE BARRIER GIVE OFF GIVE DRAMATIC INTERACTION FRONT STAGE SIGNS PROPS B A R R I E R IMPRESSION MANAGEMENT Expressing certain information in order to impress certain ideas upon an audience during social interaction Goffman, E. (1959). The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. New York.
  4. 4. • Few people examining self-presentation and impression management of scholars in social media • Studies of scholars using social media tend to focus on classroom use or on scholarly output (altmetrics) • Populations of scholars using social media tend to be limited and difficult to identify GAP IN THE LITERATURE
  5. 5. • Communicating about research and teaching • Building academic and social capital • Filtering vast amounts of content • Collaborating with others • Self-promoting personally and professionally • Lab, department, university promoting PROMOTION & IMPACT PROFESSIONAL PERSONAL
  6. 6. SCHOLARLY IDENTIFIERS • Name (Real Name, variations) • Affiliation (University, department, field) • Biography (Description) • Links (links to other profiles, website) • Contact (email, phone, etc.) • Country • Keywords AFFORDANCES
  7. 7. ONLINE SOCIAL PLATFORMS • Name (abbreviation, fake, real, etc.) • Description (many different options) • Affiliation (employer, university, sports team, region, etc.) • Links (links to other profiles) • Contact (email, phone, etc.) • Other… PROFESSIONA L PERSONAL AFFORDANCES
  9. 9. AUDIENCE INTERPRETATION AMT TURKER: Personal PROFESSOR: Professional AMT TURKER: Professional PROFESSOR: Personal AMT = Amazon’s Mechanical Turk Bowman, T.D. (2015). Investigating the use of affordances and framing techniques by scholars to manage personal and professional impressions on Twitter. (Doctoral dissertation). Available at n_Dissertation.pdf
  10. 10. PROFILE IMAGE IMPRESSIONS statistically (p<.001) more likely to random 3,500 images
  11. 11. PROFILE IMAGE IMPRESSIONS Tsou, A., Bowman, T.D., Sugimoto, T., Larivière, V. & Sugimoto, C.R. (forthcoming). Self-presentation in scholarly profiles: Characteristics of images and perceptions of professionalism and attractiveness on academic social networking sites.
  12. 12. DUAL RELATIONSHIPS Sugimoto, C.R., Hank, C., Bowman, T.D., & Pomerantz, J. (2015). Friend or faculty: Social networking sites, dual relationships, and context collapse in higher education. First Monday, [S.l.]. doi:10.5210/fm.v20i3.5387. • Dual relationships in collapsed context • Standards have not fully developed • Evaluate the current codes of conduct and educational policies • New policies should be evaluated • Better address and demarcate the blurred boundaries
  13. 13. ALTMETRICS FRAMEWORK Haustein, S., Bowman, T. D., & Costas, R. (2016). Interpreting “altmetrics”: Viewing acts on social media through the lens of citation and social theories. In C. R. Sugimoto (Ed.), Theories of Informetrics and Scholarly Communication. A Festschrift in Honor of Blaise Cronin (pp. 372–405). Berlin: De Gruyter. Retrieved from RESEARCH OBJECT
  14. 14. Timothy D. Bowman, Research Unit for the Sociology of Education Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Turku @timothdbowman | | Any Questions ?