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The role of Twitter in the life cycle of a scientific publication

Twitter is a micro-blogging social media platform for short messages that can have a long-term impact on how scientists create and publish ideas. We investigate the usefulness of twitter in the development and distribution of scientific knowledge.

Via Pierre Levy
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Paper available on PeerJ discusses the role of Twitter in the lifecycle of a scientific publication.

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luiy's curator insight, May 18, 2013 3:11 PM

Many scientists are making the move towards social media in order to accelerate  and amplify their scientific impact (Fausto et al. 2012; Fox 2012; Piwowar 2013). One in 40 scientists is active on Twitter (Priem et al. 2012a), 25,000 blog entries have been indexed on the Research Blogging platform, and 2 million scientists are using Mendeley, a reference sharing tool (Piwowar 2013). Here, we consider 140 how social media, and Twitter in particular, can influence the life cycle of scientific publication, from inception and collaboration on a spark of an idea to the communication of a finished product. Specifically, we evaluate and discuss the benefits of Twitter for (1) increasing scholarly connections and networks, (2) quickly developing ideas through novel collaborations and pre-review, and (3) amplifying the dissemination and discussion of scientific knowledge both within and beyond the ivory tower of academia.

 

 

The impact of scientific papers has traditionally been measured in terms of
numbers of citations (Neylon and Wu 2009). Tweeting can influence this impact metric. For example, articles published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research that were tweeted about frequently in the first three days following publication were 11 times more likely to be highly cited 17 to 29 months later than  less tweeted articles (Eysenbach 2011). In fact, top-cited articles could be predicted quite accurately from their early tweeting frequency (Eysenbach 2011). In a separate study of ~4600 scientific articles published in the preprint database  arXiv.org, Shuai et al. (2012) found that papers with more mentions on Twitter were also associated with more downloads and early citations of papers, although the causality of these relationships is unclear (Shuai et al. 2012).

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estudo conclui que o Twitter contribui para a publicação científica no século 21

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Revealing the quantitative-qualitative divide in sociology using bibliometric visualization

Revealing the quantitative-qualitative divide in sociology using bibliometric visualization | The Praxis of Research | Scoop.it
The choice between quantitative and qualitative approaches is a long standing divide in sociology. Vincent Traag and Thomas Franssen, sociologists affiliated to CWTS, use scientometric analysis to study this divide and to see what is left of it today.
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Interesting study on the quantitative-qualitative divide.

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12 Design Research methods to get inspired by users — Design Research Methods

12 Design Research methods to get inspired by users - Design Research Methods - Medium
“A typology of methods to build an inspiring research programme”
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Opening Science – The Evolving Guide on How the Internet is Changing Research, Collaboration and Scholarly Publishing

Opening Science – The Evolving Guide on How the Internet is Changing Research, Collaboration and Scholarly Publishing | The Praxis of Research | Scoop.it

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A Springer's Guide on Open Science and Scholarship 2.0 #research #openaccess 

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What Makes A Good Data Visualization? - Information Is Beautiful

What Makes A Good Data Visualization? - Information Is Beautiful | The Praxis of Research | Scoop.it
What are the four elements necessary for a good data visualization? Information is Beautiful founder David McCandless shares his experience.
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This data visualization model stresses four elements that help scientists make their data more visual.

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The Meaning of Failed Replications: A Review and Proposal - Working Paper 399

The Meaning of Failed Replications: A Review and Proposal - Working Paper 399 | The Praxis of Research | Scoop.it
The welcome rise of replication tests in economics has not been accompanied by a single, clear definition of ‘replication’. A discrepant replication, in current usage of the term, can signal anything from an unremarkable disagreement over methods to scientific incompetence or misconduct. This paper proposes an unambiguous definition of replication, one that reflects currently common but unstandardized use. It contrasts this definition with decades of unsuccessful attempts to standardize terminol
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On the Meaning of Replication and Robustness in Research

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5 Trends in Qualitative Research – Ignore At Your Own Peril

5 Trends in Qualitative Research – Ignore At Your Own Peril | The Praxis of Research | Scoop.it
We dusted off the crystal ball to see what’s in store for qualitative research in 2015. Here are our top 5 qual trends for this year.
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Although written with marketing research in mind, this post may also be useful for academic qualitative researchers.

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A Discussion with Prof Kathy Charmaz on Grounded Theory - YouTube

Interviewed by Graham R Gibbs at the BPS Qualitative Social Psychology Conference, University of Huddersfield, UK September 14-16 2013 The discussion focusse...
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A discussion with Kathy Charmaz, author of "Constructing Grounded Theory", on Constructivist Grounded Theory.

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Scientists scammed at least 110 academic papers into publication using fake peer reviews

Researchers have been using fake email addresses to pose as independent reviewers of their own papers
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Is scientific misconduct increasing? 

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That Catcalling Video and Why “Research Methods” is such an Exciting Topic (Really!)

That Catcalling Video and Why “Research Methods” is such an Exciting Topic (Really!) | The Praxis of Research | Scoop.it
And Why All Data Needs Theory
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On the Importance of Research Methods and on Why All Data Needs Theory. 

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International Journal of Qualitative Methods

The International Journal of Qualitative Methods is a peer reviewed journal whose goals are to advance the development of qualitative methods, and to disseminate methodological knowledge to the broadest possible community.
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The last issue of the International Journal of Qualitative Research is just out. Some of the papers seem to be of general interest for the qualitative researcher. 

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Qualitative Data Analysis Software Resource Centre

Qualitative Data Analysis Software Resource Centre | The Praxis of Research | Scoop.it
Open access resources for Qualitative Data Analysis Software programmes.
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SAGE’s new “Qualitative Data Analysis Software Resource Centre” offers a lot of advice plus free, open-access content from a range of SAGE books. The site opens up a host of material including: Video tutorials | Exercises and examples | Web links | | Further reading from SAGE journals | A guide to choosing a software package | Software overviews

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Vários recursos relacionados com a análise qualitativa de dados. A explorar...

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I should read this

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Stop the deluge of science research

Stop the deluge of science research | The Praxis of Research | Scoop.it
The increasing pace of human discovery is a curse – we need to rethink what it means to publish the results of research
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Why publishing is perishing (of overproduction) and why that should be stopped.

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IEEE Bibliometric Statement

Bibliometric Statement Summary
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The full IEEE statement on the appropriate use of bibliometric indicators, as adopted by the IEEE Board of Directors (2013): * Use multiple complementary bibliometric indicators to offer an appropriate, comprehensive, and balanced view of each journal in the space of scholarly publications * Any journal-based metric is not designed to capture qualities of individual papers, and must therefore not be used as a proxy for single-article quality or to evaluate individual scientists * While bibliometrics may be employed as a source of additional information for quality assessment within a specific area of research, the primary manner for assessment of either the scientific quality of a research project or of an individual scientist should be peer review.

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"Contrasting Classic, Straussian, and Constructivist Grounded Theory: M" by Méabh Kenny and Robert Fourie

Grounded Theory (GT) is an innovative research methodology, consisting of three prevailing traditions: Classic, Straussian, and Constructivist GT.
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Discussing the differences between the three main traditions of Grounded Theory
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AR + Action Research Plus | Action Research Plus

AR + Action Research Plus | Action Research Plus | The Praxis of Research | Scoop.it
Blogpost by Julia Janes Dr. Davyyd Greenwood, associate editor of AR, noted that: ”This manuscript seems to us a very intelligent and unusually sharp
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Action Research Plus, a new site devoted to action research.

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How to apply for research funding: 10 tips for academics

How to apply for research funding: 10 tips for academics | The Praxis of Research | Scoop.it
Grant writing is time-consuming, tedious and the success rates are depressing. How can researchers make the process less stressful?
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Tips on preparing a research proposal for funding (The Guardian)

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The 10 stuff-ups we all make when interpreting research

The 10 stuff-ups we all make when interpreting research | The Praxis of Research | Scoop.it
UNDERSTANDING RESEARCH: What do we actually mean by research and how does it help inform our understanding of things? Understanding what’s being said in any new research can be challenging and there are…
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Making Sense of Scientific Research

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The Interviewee’s Role in the Qualitative Interview: Interpreter or Reporter?

The Interviewee’s Role in the Qualitative Interview: Interpreter or Reporter? | The Praxis of Research | Scoop.it
In all sorts of research it is common to ask not only about behavior – When did you first begin smoking cigarettes? How often do you take a multivitamin? Where did you go on your most recent vacati...
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Why Do We Conduct Qualitative User Research?

Why Do We Conduct Qualitative User Research? | The Praxis of Research | Scoop.it
The following post is based on a talk I presented at MozFest about interviewing users. I recently had a conversation with a former colleague who ...
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Why Do We Need Qualitative Research? The view of a software developer at Mozilla UX

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On Ethnographic Unknowability

On Ethnographic Unknowability | The Praxis of Research | Scoop.it
the incommensurabilities encountered in fieldwork
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Inspiring post on the incommensurability we must be able to live with in ethnographic research.

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6 Ideas for Displaying Qualitative Data

6 Ideas for Displaying Qualitative Data | The Praxis of Research | Scoop.it
I used to conduct qualitative-heavy research projects pretty much all day every day. Key informant interviews, bellwether interviews, document review, focus groups, you name it... ...so I know from...
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A Few Suggestions for Displaying Qualitative Results.

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3 principles to maximize the value of qualitative research

3 principles to maximize the value of qualitative research | The Praxis of Research | Scoop.it
Sarah Faulkner offers a trifecta of tips for helping qualitative do what qualitative does best.
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Three tips for young qualitative researchers: Set qualitative objectives for qualitative research | Maximize the value of every respondent | Translate learning into insights with a well-planned debrief (Quirq’s). #qualitativeresearch #researchmethods.

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Everything We Know Is Wrong - BBC Radio 4

Everything We Know Is Wrong - BBC Radio 4 | The Praxis of Research | Scoop.it
Most published science papers are untrue, but few ever get tested. Jolyon Jenkins reports.
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Most published research is bullshit (BBC)

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How to review a manuscript — #1 intro to peer review

How to review a manuscript — #1 intro to peer review | The Praxis of Research | Scoop.it
Tips for reviewers from Publishing Connect's Training Webcasts Channel
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One of the Tutorials by Elsevier.

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