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Can Twitter aid your research – Reflections from session 1

Written by Kirsty Devaney, PhD student, School of EducationBlack and white headshot

Session 1: Do you know your #hashtag from your retweet? 5th October 2015

We had a lovely bunch of researchers join us for a workshop all about how to get to grips with twitter. They had a variety of reasons for using twitter from wanting to use it at conferences to connect with other delegates, to promoting written and published work, to using it to collect data and promote their research. Some aspects we covered included:

  • Setting up a profile twitter
  • Writing tweets
  • Linking with other online platforms
  • Finding and getting followers
  • Privacy and safety

The main piece of advice I gave the group was to use Twitter as a “conversation”. Don’t just promote your own work but engage in debates, talk to others in your area of research, and retweet (share) other related posts and tweets. Think about your audience – who will be looking at your tweets and what do they want to see? Do they just want to see you promoting your latest publication all the time?

Join us for session 2: Twitter to aid research and building up your profile, 9th November, 2-4pm, Attwood, City North

We will be looking at the nature of Twitter, how to build a strong public profile, the dangers, how to build a network and engage them. We will also touch upon social media strategies and social media managers.

Contact: Kirsty.Devaney@bcu.ac.uk or HELS_Research@bcu.ac.uk for more information and to book a place.

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Can Twitter aid your research? Workshop – Book now!

Twitter allows people instant and direct access to people all over the world. It has been used successfully by international companies, artists, celebrities, but can it help researchers? PhD student Kirsty Devaney will lead two session on how Twitter can aid twitterresearch. Kirsty has been involved in creating social media strategies for small businesses, events and projects along with promoting her own work and using it for research purposes.

Session 1: Do you know your #hashtag from your retweet?
5th October 2015 2-4pm
Room 219, Attwood, City North Campus

Learn the basic tools and terminology of twitter. No previous experience needed. Come with a tablet, laptop or smartphone and we will walk through the process of signing up and taking the first few steps.

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Session 2: Twitter to aid research and building up your profile
9th November 2014 2-4pm
Room TBC

We will be looking at the nature of Twitter, how to build a public profile, the dangers, how to build a network and engage them. We will also touch upon social media strategies and social media managers.

Contact: Kirsty.Devaney@bcu.ac.uk or HELS_Research@bcu.ac.uk for more information and to book a place.

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