#srheconf12 Presentation

I’m on my way to the last day of the SRHE Annual Research Conference at Celtic Manor where I’m presenting a paper as part of a symposium on social media with Pat Thomson, Inger Mewburn, Anna Tarrant and Jeremy Segrott. Here’s the presentation.

Social media practices: Benefits and risks for doctoral researchers from Andy Coverdale

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4 Responses to “#srheconf12 Presentation”

  1. Laura Pasquini Says:

    Thanks for sharing this, Andy! I appreciate you how you shared the different practices used in social media, how it is legitimized for doctoral students, and the risks involved. Is this the primary focus for your dissertation? If so, I like where you are going with this. Cheers!

  2. Andy Coverdale Says:

    Hi Laura.

    These are aspects of my thesis, yes.

    In addressing the doctoral context, I discussed the important role that established practices related to networking and dissemination (typified by formal publishing and conferencing etc.) play in legitimising academic quality and in regulating forms of socialisation. Emerging social media practices are both challenging and augmented these roles in interesting ways, I think.

    Interestingly, aspects of legitimacy and regulation (in various forms) became some of the key themes that emerged in the symposium, in my colleagues’ presentations and in some of the responses from attendees.

  3. SarahH Says:

    Hi. could you explain where The “Fish Model” fits with the other slides? It looks intersting.

  4. Andy Coverdale Says:

    There’s more about the PhD fish in this post:

    The model is highly conceptual, but it’s been useful in a few of my workshops to highlight the relationship between the engagement in peripheral and wider contexts of research fields whilst doing a PhD, and the (potential) role of blogging and social networking activities.

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