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Methodology use online tools to record usage typically in russell group universities

Methodology: use online tools to record usage, typically in Russell Group universities

Examples: institutional use of Twitter, Facebook, iTunes, ..; use of research profiling services; …

Aims: monitor use of online services in order to identify patterns which can inform policies and practices

Observing Our Community: The Reasons, the Methodology, Some Conclusions & Some ConcernsBrian Kelly, UKOLN

>1 million ‘likes’

Sep2011

May2012

Jan2011

Aug2012

PeerIndexing rankings

Can you spot Oxbridge?

How might you interpret such steady growth?


Methodology use online tools to record usage typically in russell group universities

  • Conclusions: Further analyses would be interesting such as:

  • How many research papers are deposited in ResearchGate? How does this compare with institutional repositories?

Conclusions: (1) Outliers are interesting(2) Comparisons can identify good (& bad) practices)

(3) Findings may challenge IT orthodoxies

Observing Our Community: The Reasons, the Methodology, Some Conclusions & Some ConcernsBrian Kelly, UKOLN

  • Concerns:

  • Survey is flawed (e.g. Google personalisation)

  • Interpretation is flawed

  • Politics

  • Addressed by open discussion on UK Web Focus blog


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