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    The key elements of a research story – Top Posts of 2015: Academic Writing

The key elements of a research story – Top Posts of 2015: Academic Writing

Who, What, Where, When, Why: Using the 5 Ws to communicate your research
A lay summary can be a useful approach to breaking down barriers and making research accessible. A good summary focuses on the important aspects of the research, but distilling this information is not always easy. A helpful starting point for identifying the key elements of a research story can be the […]

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December 29th, 2015|Academic writing, Top 5|2 Comments|

Top Posts of 2015: Social Media and Digital Scholarship

An antidote to futility: Why academics (and students) should take blogging / social media seriously
Blogs are now an established part of the chattersphere/public conversation, especially in international development circles, but Duncan Green finds academic take-up lacking. Here he outlines the major arguments for taking blogging and social media seriously. It doesn’t need to become another onerous time-commitment. Reading a […]

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December 28th, 2015|Social Media, Top 5|3 Comments|
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    Playing the (open) publishing game – Top Posts of 2015: Open Access

Playing the (open) publishing game – Top Posts of 2015: Open Access

What does Academia_edu’s success mean for Open Access? The data-driven world of search engines and social networking
With over 36 million visitors each month, the massive popularity of Academia.edu is uncontested. But posting on Academia.edu is far from being ethically and politically equivalent to using an institutional open access repository, argues Gary Hall. Academia.edu’s financial rationale rests on exploiting the data flows generated […]

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2015 Year-In-Review: LSE Impact Blog’s Most Popular Posts

It has become a tradition on the Impact Blog to look back at the end of the year and share a round-up of our top posts. Managing Editor Sierra Williams delves into the Google Analytics and provides a list of the most viewed pieces along with a wider look at our top tweets and our most captivating posts (minutes per page) on the […]

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December 22nd, 2015|LSE Comment, Top 5|4 Comments|
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    Collaborative writing tools, useless titles and a long-term strategy for open science: Popular Posts of 2014

Collaborative writing tools, useless titles and a long-term strategy for open science: Popular Posts of 2014

It has become tradition the last few years for us to take a look back at the past year’s most popular posts on the Impact blog. This year’s list features a diverse range of topics from collaborative writing tools to the more theoretical implications of neoliberalism on research openness. Many thanks to all our contributors for creating and allowing […]

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    Editors’ Choice: Round-up of our favourite posts from the last year.

Editors’ Choice: Round-up of our favourite posts from the last year.

Season’s Greetings from the Impact Blog! We wish our readers a restful holiday ahead of next year’s research-filled excitement. In 2014 the blog featured a range of evidence-based analysis and fresh perspectives on academic impact, from low citation rates in the humanities to reports of economists accepting sex in exchange for co-authorship. In case you missed them the first time […]

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Continue the momentum of your research and explore wider areas of interest: our top five posts on Academic Blogging

For our final Top Five overview piece highlighting our most-read pieces of the last year, we present the top five blogs on the theme of academic blogging. These posts provide helpful advice for those looking to get more involved in the practice and also delve further into the pros and cons of investing time and energy into academic blogging. […]

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Creating, curating and circulating research: our top five posts on Social Media

Social media has proven itself to be a useful tool for the wider dissemination of research. Our list of the top five posts from the past year includes an A-Z guide of using social media in academia and also critically explores the politics around what gets shared and by whom.

From Tweet to Blog Post to Peer-Reviewed Article: How to be […]

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January 4th, 2014|Social Media, Top 5|1 Comment|

Happy New Year! Our top five essential ‘How-to’ Guides of 2013

As the New Year festivities inspire personal reflection, renewed productivity and exploration, the Impact of Social Sciences team has put together our five most popular How-to Guides of 2013. If you are looking to update your academic workflow to embrace more digitally-native practices, we are here to help!

Your essential ‘how-to’ guide to using Prezi in an academic environment

Presentation boredom […]

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Research is about making sense of things and channelling further thought: our top five posts on how to write

Our posts on the process of writing well proved popular with our readers again this year. Here are our top five most read pieces on academic writing. 

Science and the English Language – lessons from George Orwell

Drawing on George Orwell’s essay “Politics and the English Language”, Lewis Spurgin discusses the bad habits prevalent in science writing. He argues the imitative and […]

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From the precarious university to the rise and rise of social media: our most popular posts of 2013.

It has been a great year for the Impact of Social Sciences blog and we look forward to the exciting times ahead – particularly with the launch of our Research Book next month! But it wouldn’t be the new year without a look back in list-form. We will be featuring a series of posts over the next week highlighting the variety of […]

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Academic knowledge in the digital era: top 5 podcasts

Academic research and debate seems to be finding a new home online, visible in the growth of academic blogging, tweeting, and the use of open access archives. Amy Mollett recommends 5 podcasts and videocasts on the subject of academic knowledge in the digital era.

1. Podcast: Academic Blogging and the advent of Multi Author Blogging
Professor Patrick Dunleavy and Chris Gilson, […]

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