Science in Interaction

Project: Research

Layman's description

The project Research in Interaction explores consequences of new interactive technologies for the ways in which researchers cooperate, access information and communicate with each other and the outside world. Today we see new media for scholarly communication, such as research blogs and projects wikis. They offer a new type of access to the research community and opens for communication between re

New social media, based on interactive technologies, such as research blogs and project wikis are changing virtual scholarly communication. They affect the ways in which researchers cooperate, access information and communicate with each other and the outside world. They offer new means of access to the research community and opens for communication between researchers and private citizens. The project Research in Interaction explores the impact on the research community and scholarly communication of greater openness and improved access to information.

The project has three parts. The first (Olander) is a longitudinal study of the information behaviour of five comptuer scientists. The second (Kjellberg) compares blogs in physics and in history, focussing on researchers' attitudes to and use of blogs for scientific interaction. The third (Holmberg) concerns the interaction between the research community and mass media, including an analysis of opinion building for scientific projects.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date2006/01/012010/12/31

Participants

  • Olander, Birgitta (PI)
  • Holmberg, Gustav (Researcher)
  • Kjellberg, Sara (Researcher)

Related research output

Olander, B., 2007, In : Information Research. 12, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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