How and why physicists and chemists use blogs

Pikas, Christina K. How and why physicists and chemists use blogs., 2008 [Preprint]


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This study examined how and why chemists and physicists blog. Two qualitative methods were used: content analysis of blog and “about” pages, and in-depth responsive interviews with chemists and physicists who maintain blogs. Analysis of the data yielded several cross-cutting themes that provide a window into how physicists and chemists use their blogs, and what value they receive from maintaining a blog and participating in a blogging community. The article concludes with a discussion of implications for supporting scientists’ work.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: blogs, social computing, scholarly communication
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology > LC. Internet, including WWW.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BZ. None of these, but in this section.
L. Information technology and library technology > LJ. Software.
Depositing user: Christina K. Pikas
Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:16


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