Things 9, 10 and 11

Useful to know about the “History” and “Talk” tabs in Wikipedia.

Thinking of podcasts etc., there’s a lot of information out there – and the links in Thing 10 have given me new places to look. For example, a quick look on MIT for “Qualitative Research” (a new area for me) led me to a series of videos from a variety of sources.

Afro Marcu, one of my FHMS colleagues, has pointed me to the LSE Impact Blog website http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/ and specifically to a guide on using Twitter in university research (http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/?s=using+twitter+in+university+research). There’s also one on how to write a blogpost from your journal article (http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2016/01/25/how-to-write-a-blogpost-from-your-journal-article/). Both of these subjects are in the heart of our 23 Things.

I’ve just started using NVivo and found helpful videos on YouTube to supplement the QSR ones.

MOOCs can be great and I’ve completed a couple on Coursera.

Summary

Great that all this information is available and even better that it’s free – but back to information overload concerns – and, more importantly, knowing which sources are reliable.  This applies to podcasts etc., Wikipedia and most other sites on the internet.  Even established sites can be hacked and information altered or added.  Coming from the NHS I am aware that there is a lot of mis-information available and the havoc this can cause.  (I know of one Royal College that was hacked and another which was subjected to a  spoofing attack.)

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Things 9, 10 and 11

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