Tips

Storify is Dead. Responsible Data Stewardship Must Live

Storify is dead The service, which let you take social media content like Twitter and Facebook posts and aggregate them together into stories, announced that they’ll be shutting down and deleting all content as of March 16th, 2018. It’s not as bad as some platform shutdowns – there is notice and at least you can export your own content (one story at a time) – but it’s still a reminder of how vulnerable user-generated content can be online.

2 years ago
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Share Your Research on a Blog

How can researchers provide information about their studies in ways that would be useful and interesting to prospective and current research participants? With that question in my mind, MethodSpace’s Janet Salmons began to explore the potential for blogs to recruit and inform participants. As with almost any online exploration, she discovered a much broader potential for blogs in the academic world.

3 years ago
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Gerry Czerniawski at BERA

20 Tips for the Three(!) Careers of the Early Career Researcher

It’s not easy being an early career researcher! Establishing your professional identity, developing your independence as a researcher, teaching, competing for grants, coping with increasing levels of administration and – oh yes – developing your ‘output’ – that dreadful word so often used to describe the writing born of your research.

3 years ago
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12 Tips for Writing A Peer Review

If you’ve never done a peer review before, the process might seem a little daunting. In this post from Publons, peer-review experts were asked for the advice on how best to proceed, and their top 12 tips are presented here.

3 years ago
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Noah Barsky

Tips for Writing Case Studies

Ed. note – This post is drawn from two articles that originally appeared at SAGE Connection. Textbook examples certify learning. […]

3 years ago
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Evolving Door: Moving from Researcher to Research Manager

In this archived hour-long seminar, Social Science Space blogger Robert Dingwall discusses the organizational requirements and the useful skills that can be built to support the individual who wants to be a reasearch manager and the ecosystem — in both social science and STEM settings — that can support such striving.

4 years ago
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Passion of Creation

I Have a Journal Article. How Do I Write a Blog Post About it?

If you can really do communication in an accessible way, explains Patrick Dunleavy, your writing may also circulate widely in other disciplines and in the external world outside universities, enhancing your reputation there. And you are in luck – he also explains one way to do that.

5 years ago
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A Primer for the Beginning Peer Reviewer

The first time you’re asked to write a peer review, it can seem like confirmation that you are no longer an academic poseur but a real member of the club. Then the realization that you’ve never written a peer review sets in. Here are some tips on taking that initial step.

5 years ago
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