Researchers’ Blogging Practices in Two Epistemic Cultures: The Scholarly Blog as a Situated Genre

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Researchers’ Blogging Practices in Two Epistemic Cultures: The Scholarly Blog as a Situated Genre
Author(s) Kjellberg, Sara
Date 2014
English abstract
This article presents a study of 16 scholarly blogs with the aim to gain an in-depth understanding of what characterizes blogging as part of the scholarly communication. Eight blogs from high energy physics (HEP) and eight from digital history were closely followed. The analysis was made by employing an analytical framework based on genre theory. The results reveal common communicative purposes in the scholarly blogs; there are many similarities in form features and content, which also relate to the purposes of the blogs. In addition, the context in which the blogs are situated is based both in the blogging researchers’ epistemic cultures and in their knowledge about blogging practices. A conclusion is that the scholarly blogs is an addition to the landscape of scholarly communication, including communication with the public, and that the scholarly blogs contribute to our understanding of how research is done.
Link http://etjanst.hb.se/bhs/ith/3-12/sk.htm (external link to publication)
Publisher University College of Borås
Host/Issue Human IT;3
Volume 12
ISSN 1402-151X
Pages 36-77
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) blogs
genre theory
scholarly communication
social media
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/17583 (link to this page)

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