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.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2018
  • Publisher: Emerald
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 ev...
Subjects
free text keywords: Social networking, Behaviour, Profile, Attitudes, Researcher, Data reuse
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