publication . Article . 2018

Researchers’ attitudes towards the use of social networking sites

Greifeneder, E.; Pontis, S.; Blandford, A. E.; Attalla, H.; Neal, D.; Schlebbe, K.;
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  • Published: 08 Jan 2018 Journal: Journal of Documentation, volume 74, pages 119-136 (issn: 0022-0418, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Emerald
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to better understand why many researchers do not have a profile on social networking sites (SNS), and whether this is the result of conscious decisions. Design/methodology/approach Thematic analysis was conducted on a large qualitative data set from researchers across three levels of seniority, four countries and four disciplines to explore their attitudes toward and experiences with SNS. Findings The study found much greater scepticism toward adopting SNS than previously reported. Reasons behind researchers’ scepticism range from SNS being unimportant for their work to not belonging to their culture or habits. Some even felt...
Subjects
free text keywords: Library and Information Sciences, Information Systems, Harm, Originality, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Social network, business.industry, business, Implicit attitude, Social psychology, Library science, Qualitative property, Feeling, Cognitive reframing, Thematic analysis, Computer science, Social networking, Behaviour, Profile, Attitudes, Researcher, Data reuse

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publication . Article . 2018

Researchers’ attitudes towards the use of social networking sites

Greifeneder, E.; Pontis, S.; Blandford, A. E.; Attalla, H.; Neal, D.; Schlebbe, K.;