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Researchers’ use of social network sites : a scoping review

Kjellberg, Sara LU ; Haider, Jutta LU and Sundin, Olof LU (2016) In Library & Information Science Research 38(3). p.224-234
Abstract
The study is a scoping review of 80 research articles in LIS and related fields (2004-2014) on the use of social network sites by researchers. The results show that social network sites are used as part of scholarly life, yet with disciplinary differences. It is also shown that the area lacks methodological, theoretical and empirical coherence and theoretical stringency. The most salient strands of research (General uptake, Outreach, Special tools/cases, Assessing impact, Practices/new modes of communication) are mapped and ways to improve research in the field are identified. This provides a first step towards a more comprehensive understanding of the roles of social network sites in scholarship.
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Library & Information Science Research
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38
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3
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224 - 234
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Elsevier
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0740-8188
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10.1016/j.lisr.2016.08.008
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English
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