Creating trust: scholars, self-representations and online environments
Research areas and keywords
UKÄ subject classification
- Information Studies
During 2016 and 2017 Helena Francke will be part of the project. Her sub project is described below:
The researcher is increasingly a public figure, one who is expected to market herself and her research and – ultimately – her employer. The audience for such marketing differs and can consist of other researchers, future employers and funders, future students, mass media, politicians etc. It is thus often a question of reaching both intra-academic and extra-academic audiences and to establish a trustworthy identity in relation to these different audiences.
There is a growing body of research on how and why researchers use social media, but so far fairly little has been written on their use of social networking sites (SNS) specifically targeting researchers, such as ResearchGate or Academia.edu. The key question with which this part of the project is concerned is how (if at all) trustworthiness, authority and expertise is constructed in these SNS and if there are similarities to how (if at all) trustworthiness is constructed on professional or personal web sites. The question is addressed both from the perspective of what types of information about the researcher and her work the SNS infrastructure encourages the researcher to add, what the system produces for the researcher, and how the affordances in the system are utilized by the researcher. By focusing on web resources but analyzing them as part of social practices, the study draws on document practice theories.
|Effective start/end date||2013/01/01 → 2017/12/31|
Cathrine Felix, Emmanuel Genot, Erik J Olsson, George Masterton, Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij, Rasmus Kraemmer Rendsvig, Ylva von Gerber, Cecilia Andersson, Jutta Haider, Olof Sundin, Sara Kjellberg & Hanna Carlsson
2013/01/01 → 2017/12/31
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