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Creative Communications Seminar Series - Getting your research known: Using Altmetrics to record interest in your research

Jul
15

South Cloisters Room 3.06, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter
15th July 2019
13:00 - 16:30
Category: Seminar

This seminar is open to all researchers and research-facing professional service staff and is recommended for those interested in using creative methods to engage people with research and disseminate their findings beyond traditional academic journals.

The first half of the seminar will focus on how researchers can maximise their scholarly communications using tools such as social media, infographics and video. The second half of the workshop will explore how to ensure you get credit for your work, the use of tools to track research and how to work with various forms of media to share research.

Presenter

Andrew Tattersall Msc, ScHARR, University of Sheffield.

Andy Tattersall is an Information Specialist at The School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR). Andy writes, teaches and gives talks about digital academia, technology, scholarly communications, open research, web and information science, apps, altmetrics and social media. In particular, their application for research, teaching, learning, knowledge management and collaboration. Andy received a Senate Award from The University of Sheffield’ for his pioneering work on MOOCs in 2013 and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Andy was named in Jisc’s Top 10 Social Media Superstars for 2017. He is also a member of the Cilip Multi Media and Information Technology Committee (MmIT). Andy edited a book on Altmetrics for Facet Publishing which is aimed at researchers and librarians.

Tweets @Andy_Tattersall

How to book

Please email Dr Liz Shaw (E.H.Shaw@exeter.ac.uk) to register to attend and for details regarding video-link to Plymouth and KSpa Truro. If this event becomes over-subscribed, priority shall be given to Early Career Researchers.

Aims

This seminar is part of the Creative Communication Seminar Series which aims to:

  1. Increase researcher awareness of the alternative dissemination methods available beyond academic journals.
  2. Provide researchers with the opportunity to gain knowledge and practise new skills, enabling them to utilise creative dissemination techniques within their own work.
  3. Give researchers the time to practise new skills by creating different dissemination products for existing research projects.

Audience

This seminar is open to all researchers and research-facing professional service staff but is recommended for those interested in using creative methods to engage people with research and disseminate their findings beyond traditional academic journals, particularly Early Career Researchers.

Content

Part 1: The first part of the session will explore the use of social media, infographics and video as quick ways to help dissiminate your research. It will be a whistle stop of the leading tools in this area with helpful tips on how to ensure you maximise your outputs, avoid some of the pitfalls in their adoption.

Part 2: The second part of the workshop will cover writing for blogs and the media and how to turn your research paper into an article for such as The Conversation. We will look at persistent identifers for your research and how to ensure it can be discovered and tracked in a crowded research publication world. We will look at altmetrics and what they can tell us about research and how they can be used to assist with future scholarly communications.

Outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. Understand the importance of researcher identity and how to build you own researcher digital footprint.
  2. Understand the opportunities and pitfalls using social media to communicate research
  3. Understand the importance of using video as a means to communicate research and steps towards creating your own content.

Researcher Development Framework (RDF)

https://www.vitae.ac.uk/researchers-professional-development/about-the-vitae-researcher-development-framework/developing-the-vitae-researcher-development-framework

This course links most explicitly to RDF sub-domain Domain D2 - Communication and dissemination

It also contains information that links it to sub-domain(s) D1 – Working with others and D3 – Engagement and Impact

This professional development activity is a Researcher-Led Initiative that is funded by the University of Exeter Researcher Development & Research Culture Team.

 

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