Blogging PhD research and what happens next – presentation (an attempt of zen 🙂 for the panel “New modes of scholarly communication: blogs, wikis, and web2.0 in academia” at Berlin 6 Open Access conference, November 11-13 2008, Dusseldorf, Germany.
In the talk I decided to talk about my experiences of blogging research to make it as relevant as possible to other researchers, so I focused primarily on connections between it and the process of growing ideas and turning them into a publication. It doesn’t give a good overview of blogging in respect to research methods and methodologies (some readable insight on it is here).
Links for more background on parts of the talk:
- Process of growing ideas: from fuzzy feelings to finished results
- Fuzzy ideas: awareness and articulation
- Turning into an outcome
- Issues related to doing networked research
- Blogging research: attribution and ownership of ideas
- Bloggers as public intellectuals and writing about them in a research report
- Paper: Blending blogging into an academic text (it discusses blogging from a methodological perspective; relevant in this case for the discussion about research quality issues and ethical challenges of studying bloggers)
I know it bugs for being turned into a readable paper. Will work on that after finishing the dissertation (soon, submitting first draft as a whole in three weeks!), but any comments on where it makes sense to publish is are very welcome.