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Core principles of Research Data Management

Research data management (RDM) will be helpful for you to consider, no matter the stage of your research project. Generally speaking, however, the earlier you reflect on data management and …

Digital identity

All the information that you share online contributes to your digital identity. Your identity is made of what you consciously share on the internet, however, it may also include things …

Data analysis software

This article is designed to briefly introduce you to data analysis software. Some of these tools are free to use, others may be developed open-source and others are proprietary commercial …

Copyright for research

Copyright is a right given to creators of a wide range of works in material form. If you are engaging in research and scholarly communication, you should be aware of …

Bibliometrics

The ability to assess the impact of research publications is a growing area of importance with applications in securing funding and career development. Bibliometrics provides a quantitative analysis of the …

Introduction to Internet-mediated Research (IMR)

In this activity, we consider the tools and technologies required to facilitate Internet-mediated Research or IMR for short. According to the British Psychological Society (2021) IMR covers: a wide range …

Knowledge Exchange

Knowledge exchange is a broad concept, based upon the transfer of knowledge and ideas from a knowledge source to knowledge users. Building upon the concepts covered in this course so …

Online interviews and focus groups

Online interviews and focus groups can be a great way to facilitate social research. Conducing your research online can also have advantages in that it may be used to preserve …

Conceptual and source-based research

Research does not necessarily require the creation or collection of new data. There are numerous existing sources that may be beneficially for research. This article considers some of the different …

Introducing social media

Social social media services allow you to network with people who share interests, professions, hobbies, backgrounds or real-life connections. These services are based online and often have mobile apps to …

Communicating to the public

As already discussed in the previous activity, there is a major push to provide public access to academic research. This is almost a moral objective, given the substantial amount of …

Open access

The Open Access movement dates back to the early ’00s, although discipline-specific initiatives began earlier. One of the first formal declarations of the movement’s principles was the Budapest Open Access …

ResearchGate

What is ResearchGate? ResearchGate is a European commercial social networking site for scientists and researchers to share papers, ask and answer questions, and find collaborators. Unlike the traditional networks, members …

Academia.edu

What is Academia.edu? Academia.edu is an American for-profit social networking website for academics, focused on searching for research. Academia aims to be a disruptive influence on the sector, pushing open …

Figshare

What is FigShare? Figshare is an online open access repository where researchers can preserve and share their research outputs in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner. The outputs that can …