Firstly, it makes sense for each student/researcher to take stock of the social media tools they already use for personal and any research-related purposes. Perhaps a familiar tool could be turned to research purposes? Or it might be time to branch out to explore a new tool or selection of tools. We really are spoiled for choice!
Another use for Twitter is to promote any of your published articles to generate a readership.
Similarly, Slides allows you collaborate for co-presentations, or develop diagrams for your work. If you want a simple survey tool, Forms can be very useful. It saves all responses in a spreadsheet, and it will generate summaries of responses by question, creating pie graphs for percentages for example. For a first view of data, this could be very helpful. The spreadsheet can be exported as a csv sheet too.
- Set up a Twitter account
- Check out #DEANZ2016
- Find researchers to follow
- Tweet about your research topic, interests and needs, using hashtags
- Find and read research blogs
- Comment on a blog
- Plan a blog, starting with the purpose and title
- Establish a blog, draft a first post on your research and goals
Dianne & Noeline