Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Digital Debate session one: NSMNSS one year on – what have we learnt?



Join in the discussion in the comments thread below, or on Twitter at #NSMNSS

35 comments:

  1. We're watching the kick off session from last week's event, press play above to watch with us. Live blogging here at 1pm. You can see the programme for the full event here: http://nsmnss.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/nsmnss-digital-debate.html

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  2. Anyone listening in who's taken part already in network events, let us know your thoughts about what we've been up to.

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  3. I hadn't realised the network had so many members. Are these slides available?

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  4. We're lucky to have had lots of people join in from around the world. We'll be making all the slides and presentations that weren't recorded available on our Methodspace forum after today's session: http://www.methodspace.com/group/nsmnss/

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  5. We've just finished watching the first session from the NSMNSS conference. Several tough challenges came up in that presentation. What for you have been the biggest challenges?

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  6. The biggest challenges from my perspective are what Janet Salmons covered in her excellent session on Ethics, which is coming up shortly.

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  7. What the network has done really effectively is bring together a diverse community of researchers for knowledge sharing. How do you think researchers using social media should come together to share best practice? What's effective for you?

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  8. Comment from our Twitter community: @LouWoodley says We're sharing case studies of using social media for science outreach this week. Might be useful? http://t.co/VQzUwzhp8B

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    1. @LouWoodley can you share those with network members on our Methodspace forum people would really appreciate that (see: http://www.methodspace.com/group/nsmnss)

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  9. Social media is great for knowledge sharing, but how do we use social media appropriately? How can we ensure that we do "good quality social media research"?

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    1. Excellent questions and at the heart of what the network has been looking at. Stay tuned for the coming sessions with the Alliance for Useful Evidence on whether social media data is useful for informing policy and Janet Salmons on Ethics and social media research which touches on quality issues.

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    2. Great thanks! It is very interesting as as you say the world of social media is so new we are all still learning the ways in which we can use the resources effectively.

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    3. Yes and we've been doing our leearniong very publicly and in collaboration with every network member, it's great fun though.

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  10. That’s all from this first session: we’ll be starting our poster session very shortly: please do join us!

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  11. I think the biggest challenge is finding the time! See UCU recent campaign on WLB for academics. How can we legitimate our activity of maintaining our digital presence and engaging with networks?

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    1. Gillian we know what you mean! Finding the time is really hard, good digital engagement takes a lot of energy and time, hard if you are already facing scepticism about the value of the research you are doing. Can you post a link that people can follow to find the UCU campaign?

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    2. http://workload.web.ucu.org.uk/branch-resources/

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  12. Here's the link for our poster session, starting here http://nsmnss.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/digital-debate-poster-session-anita-van.html

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  13. It would be usefull to organise Livestream brief and smart project presentations which focus on the used methodology.

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    1. Welcome Anita/Joyce! We're looking at your poster here: http://nsmnss.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/digital-debate-poster-session-anita-van.html - looking forward to hearing your comments on it

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    2. Agreed we've been finding our way with variousd platforms, Google Hangouts look like a good option for future live chats. Shall we move over to your poster session now.

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  14. I think it is important to have the opportunity to think and learn together across disciplines and methodologies. Living, working and thinking within these boundaries are too constraining. The challenges we face in emerging research-- to understand changing phenomena we study-- press us to blur the boundaries. I am glad to have been able to participate!

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    1. Great comment. It will be fascinating to listen to your own insights later today Janet

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  15. I agree with Janet. The opportunities of social media research are boundless and so should our working relationships! Working across discipine and sectors this past year has informed us of existing strategies while ensuring we are thinking in a way that is applicable beyond our own area of expertise. -Kelsey

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    1. Thanks Kelsey, We'd be interested to hear more about your experiences

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    2. NFPTweetup hosted in London is a great way of learning about how the charitable sector is using social media. It is often for recruiting donars and supporters but also there are cases of collecting views to inform project development, using a range of tools that are tailored to meet needs of the charity. The Tweetups allow for cross organisation knowledge sharing! - kelsey

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  16. Anita/Joyce, interesting poster. Love how the layout makes social media research accessible to the general public. How did you approach the online discussion? What platforms used? -Kelsey

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  17. Our next session will be starting very shortly - please do join us to hear from Janet Salmons on social media ethics

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  18. Interesting video via Janet Salmons on outcomes from the survey. It seems like the NSMNSS blog is best placed to serve as a hub of ethical best practice sharing and dialogue. PArtly because many case study blogs here dip into ethical reflections. More case studies and reflections on what people have done to overcome or rationalise ethical challenges would be helpful.
    What do other's think? Anything surprising from Janet's findings?
    -kelsey

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  19. If you've enjoyed our digital debate so far, join the network: http://www.research.net/s/NSMNSS

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  20. One more comment regarding the ethics of the buzzmij peer to peer approach. @ mithulucraft @einterview

    Indeed, Only in the first circle of friends around our panelmembers there was knowledge of the reearch cause (#research)
    But due to the snowball effect (friends that were responding to friends asf )the hashtag #research was not used anymore. However we were still able to monitor what was said (and we were like a fly on the wall, observing and monitoring all dialogue)

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