#SOCRMx – Introduction to Social Research Methods MOOC. Week 1

Jenny Connected

I am currently participating in two MOOCs – the #openedMOOC run by David Wiley and George Siemens , and this one – Introduction to Social Research Methods, run by Jeremy Knox and his team at Edinburgh University. What initial research questions might be starting to emerge for you?

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Problems with MOOC research

Jenny Connected

Digital Research Methodologies Redux . Also like Frances and Roy, I found the presentation very thought-provoking and relevant to the research I am doing with Frances and Mariana Funes on rhizomatic learning – and the research I am doing with Roy on emergent learning.

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Trending Sources

Drawing as insider research

Jenny Connected

I can see the parallels between this approach and insider research. This seems to me the same challenge as presented by insider research. Tagged: drawing , Henry Moore , insider research , life drawing , Maggi Hambling , Research.

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Rhizomatic Learning Research

Jenny Connected

You can find further details of how we are conducting this research on our blogs and we will continue to blog about our progress. And finally this research is proving rich in more ways than one. Research Rhizo14 #rhizo14 rhizomatic learning

2014 46

Growing body of research into MOOCs

Jenny Connected

In the last few months the number of published research papers, which focus on MOOCs has significantly increased and this looks to continue. Another special issue this summer came from the Research and Practice in Assessment Journal – MOOCs and Technology. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning often publishes papers on MOOCs. Tagged: Clarà and Barberà , Connectivism , MOOC , Research , stephen downes.

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Third Research Paper on Rhizomatic Learning

Jenny Connected

Research in Learning Technology. I think most researchers would be gratified that their papers are noticed and discussed. In other words a lot of research goes unnoticed. It is too early for this research on Rhizomatic Learning to have received a lot of citations.

2016 33

Guerrilla Research into Rhizomatic Learning

Jenny Connected

With one or two exceptions, the research I have been involved in has never been funded and has been qualitative or mixed methods research. I am an independent consultant who does research mostly for personal interest. And here is a link to my page about the research - [link].

2014 33

Research Communities 2.0

Making CommunitySense

Deze presentatie laat zien hoe research communities door goed gebruik te maken van Internet het academisch onderzoeksproces kunnen helpen hervormen. Ik heb deze gegeven in het kader van de Masterclass Research Support die het Avans Leer- en Innovatiecentrum op 20 juni jl. Filed under: academia , communities , research , Uncategorized , universities , virtual communities , Web 2.0. academia communities research Uncategorized universities virtual communities Web 2.0

The Direction of MOOC Research

Jenny Connected

After 2 years of MOOC mania, the time has come for increasing the output of MOOC research. But what direction is that research taking – what direction should it take? Then there have been a couple of blog posts from Martin Weller and Martin Hawksey that suggest that the emphasis on big data research might not be exactly what is needed - It was easy to forget you were talking about learners, and not sales of baked beans. Clair , Research , StephenDownes , theory.

2013 35

Time Spent Collaborating: Research by Steelcase

Michael Sampson - Currents

The research data is based on a collection of Steelcase studies. In the April 2014 edition of the 360 Magazine by Steelcase , is this diagram of how people spend their time at work.

2016 61

Matisse: life-long researcher

Jenny Connected

I found myself thinking of Matisse as a researcher. Perhaps all artists are researchers. It is interesting that some of the quotes attributed to him can be thought of in relation to an approach to research. this criticality is achieved in the context of the spirit of research’.

2014 23

Next steps in rhizomatic learning research (Rhizo14)

Jenny Connected

If any of them move you to respond, please do so with any comments which you feel will inform the direction of our research. A big thank you to all those who are freely giving of their time to participate in this research. (Source of image: [link] ).

2014 33

A new mapping tool: useful for research purposes

Jenny Connected

These two affordances seemed perfect for looking for connections between my own research papers. Emergent learning; research itself as emergent learning. Tagged: mapping , matthias melcher , Research. Research mapping matthias melcher

2016 33

Inspiring students through research-based education

Jenny Connected

Research-based education was the focus of a one day conference at University College London (UCL)- this week (Thurs 3 April). The Provost’s strategy for bringing about this improvement is to make UCL a world leader in research-based learning. What is a research community?

2014 23

New publication: Expanding the Academic Research Community – Building Bridges into Society with the Internet

Making CommunitySense

de Moor (2014), Expanding the Academic Research Community – Building Bridges into Society with the Internet. Academic research is under threat from issues like lack of resources, fraud, and societal isolation. Such issues weaken the academic research process, from the framing of research questions to the evaluation of impact. After (re)defining this process, we examine how the academic research community could be expanded using the Internet.

2014 36

Preview of the Brands & Collaborative Economy Research Project

Online Community Strategy

In March I embarked on a series of qualitative research projects to help organizations prepare for the disruption and opportunity emerging from the Collaborative Economy, and understand what resources they need to be successful. Next Up: Wave 2 Research begins June 1st.

2015 32

Tips for Researchers Drafting a Policy Engagement Strategy

Michelle Laurie

Researchers in the project I work with, do a policy engagement strategy for each work plan objective that focuses on making a change in the urban development sector. I updated the strategy and sent some tips to the researchers as a reminder of the main ideas of the engagement strategy.

2015 34

Large Systems Change and Action Research: Thursday Webinar

Networking Action

Topic: Action Research and Large Systems Change. Date: Thursday, Nov. Time: 9am PT/noon ET/5pm UK/ 6pm CET. Place: https://zoom.us/j/6821486123 j/6821486123 +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 287 567 877 International numbers … Net Dev

2015 27

New Research on Hard Benefits of Online Customer Communities

The Bumble Bee

According to a 2011 survey, almost 50% of the top 100 global brands host some kind of network or community but are there any indications that these investments are paying off? Strategy and Business Magazine have just published an article which suggests the answer is "YES". Virtual Communities

Research: Social Software Appeals More to Older Workers

Portals and KM

This research found just the opposite. It is only one piece of research but it certainly pokes holes in the idea of providing social software to appeal to the younger generation

2013 40

Global Change Research: Radically Inter- and Transdisciplinary Environments

Networking Action

Traditional science is failing our large systems change challenges. Climate change, for example, not only requires non-scientists to change – it requires scientists and the way they work to change as well. This is the core message of a new … Net Dev

2013 42

Brands & The Collaborative Economy Research Project: Call for Participation

Online Community Strategy

Today I’m kicking off a qualitative research project exploring the level of understanding, interest in, and urgency surrounding the Collaborative Economy for Brands. To participate in the research, please take this short, 10 question survey. .

2015 40

Youth & Privacy: Research Shows That They Do Care

Collaborative Thinking

There’s an unfortunate myth that persists when it comes to youth and privac (at least in my opinion, based on research and findings I've read). While it’s fashionable to make broad claims that “youth don’t care about privacy”, there are credible studies that have been conducted by reputable researchers that show that youth do indeed care about privacy. First Monday, a peer-reviewed research journal published an article on how people struggle with Facebook privacy settings: [link].

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Researching applied improv – a project for 2014

Viv Mcwaters

That’s why I’m starting a research project to uncover some of the questions about applied improv, collect some data through interviews, identify some themes and questions that emerge from that and then see where that leads me.

2014 21

Innovation agency NESTA announces hyperlocal media research and funding

Social Reporter

useful and productive collaborations between existing, large-scale media organisations and innovative, emerging player” Programme outcomes: “The programme will deliver the following programme outputs: Research that maps out the current landscape of hyper local media activity in the UK and internationally. Foresight research into potential scenarios for local media in 2020-25. Research on audience/market demand. Research on the media sales market opportunities.

2012 38

Slack Research for Slack

Michael Sampson - Currents

Ashlee at BusinessWeek reviews Slack , another new service for moving people beyond email. I like Ashlee’s take on the applicability of Slack to non-geeks (broadly speaking, what I call Second Wavers ): “ But the real issue with these services is that they suffer from a distinct Silicon Valley bias. (On

2014 14

Effective Meetings - What are the real research numbers?

Michael Sampson - Currents

In an email newsletter today, it shared the following research statistics: " 1. Research has found that over 50% of meeting time is wasted, equating to about one day per week of lost time per employee. ". SmartDraw is on a mission to improve meetings.

2012 44

Blog>> Social Media, Empowerment and Serious Research

Green Chameleon

Crucially, it cannot do this on its own – the formal world of research and the informal world of social media exchanges need to connect. I had a fantastic time at the AIIM conference in San Francisco last week, and Clay Shirky’s keynote was one of the highlights.

NESTA announces details of hyperlocal research and funding

Social Reporter

In a private capacity Damian has produced an excellent landscape review as part of the NESTA research, referenced below. The innovation agency NESTA has now announced full details of Destination Local , their hyperlocal development programme, which I trailed here. Together with the Technology Strategy Board they are funding £1 million of pilot projects. In particular, we are looking for prototypes that make the most of mobile technologies to deliver geographically-relevant local media.

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#SOCRMx: Week 3 – Working with images

Jenny Connected

I have found the working with images resources in the Introduction to Social Research Methods MOOC very stimulating. researcher created, e.g. diagrams, maps, videos, photos. researcher curated, e.g. a photo essay, cultural anthropology. How can it address the research question?

2017 28

Millennials at Work: Reshaping the Workplace: Research From PwC

Collaborative Thinking

Interesting research on workforce trends: PwC Survey: Millennials at work 2011. View more presentations from PwC. . . Social Networking & Collaboration

Research on the Positive Side of the New Web

Portals and KM

Communispace , in partnership with Ogilvy & Mather, recently released findings from a joint research study that examines the impact technology has on the lives of today’s consumer, with a specific focus on the role technology plays on children and  family life in our society. The In two phases of research, they surveyed 1200 US parents with children aged 3–12 in the household and qualitatively explored key topics with 112 tech-savvy community members and their kids.

#SOCRMx End of Week 3 Reflections

Jenny Connected

This is the third week of the Introduction to Social Research Methods MOOC , which I am finding both very useful and frustrating at the same time. This is not helped by the fact that I am actually, at this very time, completing writing a research paper, so my ‘head’ is in another zone.

2017 28

Expanding the Academic Research Community: Building Bridges into Society with the Internet

Making CommunitySense

Filed under: academia , collaboration , communities , community systems , conversations , research , social innovation , social media , socio-technical systems. academia collaboration communities community systems conversations research social innovation social media socio-technical systems Below the slides of the honors lecture I just gave at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. The slides can be downloaded here.

PhD by Publication – Selection of Papers

Jenny Connected

This statement seems to suggest that researchers jump from project to project that have no direct links between them. Once a paper has been published I tend not to go back and reread it multiple times, but instead move on to the next research project.

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Research consultancy: taking the plunge?

Making CommunitySense

On February 18, SIKS, the Netherlands Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems , organized a career day for Ph.D. one-man) research consultancy company. As an (academic) research consultant, you are a linking pin between science and society.

Why do a PhD by Publication?

Jenny Connected

During these years, I continued to work as an independent researcher with a variety of colleagues, producing a number of papers. At the end of 2015 I didn’t have any more research projects planned, so my mind turned again to the possibility of doing a PhD. Why do a PhD at all?

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Social Media Strategy & Monitoring Research

Online Community Report

Tags: Community & Social Media Research Featured Posts Social Media Strategy

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Tip to NESTA on hyperlocal research: go camping

Social Reporter

Anyway, the reason I’m rehearsing this is partly to applaud the campers (and thank Steph for offering me a last minute ticket after I failed to register) but also to make a connection with the programe of innovation research and development started by NESTA, which I reported the other day.

2012 21

Some thoughts on Action Research and Large Scale Change

Networking Action

By Hilary Bradbury – Oregon Health & Science University. This is one of a series of guest blogs on large systems change written as part of GOLDEN’s Ecosystems Labs activity. Basic definitions. Timely action with people in social systems at … Change Net Dev