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The Digital Researcher: Exploring the Use of Social Software in the Research Process

Hendrik Kalb
Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Helena Bukvova
Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Eric Schoop
Technische Universität Dresden, Germany


Abstract
Web 2.0 and social software have long since reached research. Existing examples and even studies show, that researchers use social software during the research process. However, the ways social software can be used to support research work are still not sufficiently explored. In this paper, we suggest that this question can be addresses systematically by means of a simple exploration framework. We base the framework on the research process and the activities connected to it. We use the framework for exemplary consideration of selected social software.

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Reference:Kalb, H., Bukvova, H., Schoop, E. (2009). "The Digital Researcher: Exploring the Use of Social Software in the Research Process," . Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 9(34). http://sprouts.aisnet.org/9-34
Keywords:Collaboration, Web 2.0, Social Software, Research Communication, Research Process
Item Type:Article - Volume 9 Article 34 (2009)
Language:English
Email: Hendrik Kalb (hendrik.kalb@tu-dresden.de)
Helena Bukvova (helena.bukvova@tu-dresden.de)
Eric Schoop (eric.schoop@tu-dresden.de)
Additional Information:This papers has been presented at the conference "Current Issues In Management Of Business And Society Development", May 7-9, 2009 in Riga, Latvia and appears in the proceedings. An alternative version of this paper in Germany language has been presented at the conference "Gemeinschaften in Neuen Medien", October 1-2, 2009 in Dresden, Germany and appears in the proceedings.

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