Research 2.0 - research in an open world
Talk by Patrick McAndrew at Researcher 2.0 workshop, 10th January 09
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10 February 2009
Open world - experiments, asking users, many users, what does it mean? There are so many potential users of our resources.
How do we research and understand what our users are doing?
Traditional methods for research are no longer adequate for this distributed, connected world.
Researching people, networking, sharing ideas, getting input.
How can we reach people, how can we change the way we work, how can we network with people and share ideas with fellow researchers in new ways? There are now so many options for how we can communicate.
For example recent use of twitter in workshops exploring requests for help - #jiscbids
Use of video in more innovative ways. How can we capture experience and utilise these in more meaningful ways.
What are the big questions, what does Reseacher 2.0 mean?
Why researcher 2.0? Term has a notion of a new and better version of how we work, still doing researcher but doing it in a new and improved way and better use of tools.
Has been some good writing recently about this concept and how people have changed in how they do things as a result of new use of technologies.
Or is it more of a continuum rather than a step change? Different views in the room, shift from individual researchers to more collaborative activities - ways in which knowledge might be changing as a result of collaborative activiites