A simple pathway for open enhanced research

By Ismael Peña-López
ICTlogy (ISSN 1886-5208). Issue #138, March 2015


For the last 10 years I have been developing my own strategy for open enhanced research — you can also call it e-research, research 2.0, science 2.0, or even digital scholarship. What follows is a simplification of the pathway that can be walked since one has an idea for a research topic/project until outcomes come up and end up in conclusions… conclusions that should feed one’s next research idea. And so on.

And how can the so-called tools of the web 2.0, social media contribute to open up research, to find kindred souls, to test your thoughts and ideas by sheer exposure, to bridge the ivory tower with citizens’ lives… and to be somewhat accountable to taxpayers if you are in a public institution.

It is by no means an exhaustive map of all that can be done in research, the web 2.0 and social media, and the tools and services here presented are just mere suggestions or indications where to begin with. It should be taken as what it is, a simple pathway, not even a roadmap.

If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:

Peña-López, I. (2015) “A simple pathway for open enhanced research” In ICTlogy, #138, March 2015. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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2 Comments to “A simple pathway for open enhanced research” »

  1. Great infographic Ismael! As I conduct reasearch on social media for development I also thought of ways to use social media for research activities & communications. You also inspired me to start blogging, which I will do :-)
    To add to your blog I share my presentation on social media for research (activities &) communication in which I adapted the research life cycle to incorporate social media activities plus some reasons why researchers may benfit from social media use: see https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4899011/Presentation%20Anand%20Sheombar%20InnBus%20lunch%20-%20June%202014.pdf

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