SourceForge.net: WIKINDX

SourceForge.net: WIKINDX (Via connect.educause.edu – Technology In Academia — Connect @ EDUCAUSE.) I’ve been interested in the idea of blogging as an element of formal research, but had not yet thought of the role wikis might play… then I read this:

WIKINDX is a single or multi-user research environment storing searchable bibliographies, notes and citations and integrated with a WYSIWYG word processor for the authoring of publication-ready articles automatically formatted to chosen citation styles.

Peer Review in the Google Age

Peer Review in the Google Age (Via Drexel CoAS E-Learning.) Jean-Claude Bardley: “There is plenty of room for both types of communication. First disclose, then discuss and finally convince when necessary.”

Jean-Claude has posted a discussion of peer-review’s roll in the age of Google (and the read/write web), complete with lots of links to similar discussions online. This definitely belongs in my new Research category, as I consider ways this blog might play a roll in my formal dissertation process this year… and ways I might convince my committee this is a good idea. ;)

Unquestionably, this blog is already playing part of the roll Jean-Claude describes. I am disclosing much of my research as I do it and process it for the first time. The connections and conversations with other authors and practitioners here have proved invaluable in developing my ideas… and I hope that many of them will be interested in participating in my upcoming formal Delphi study.

The Blog as Dissertation Literature Review?

The Blog as Dissertation Literature Review?

Can a certain type of academic blogging be a more adequate form of literature review than the traditional chapter in a dissertation? In this post, I employ the rubric proposed by Boote et al. (2005) to determine whether blogging can be considered a form of literature review. I also make some suggestions for how blogging may be incorporated formally into the research and writing activities of some doctoral students, although it certainly might not be useful to others. I am not suggesting that this single post is my literature review; I am merely providing a map that outlines how my blogging during the past years constitutes a form of ongoing literature review. (Via i d e a n t.)

This is a topic I have a great deal of interest in, and of course I found it worth passing on here (as opposed to in my FURL archive). I noted that Constance Steinkuehler used her web space as a part of her formal dissertation. Though this wasn’t exactly a blog, it got me thinking along the same lines as Ulises at ideant. I definitely need to spend more time with his detailed post, too.

I would love to hear any comments any of you may have on this topic.