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Blogs in Research

There are more advantages than disadvantages when using blogs intruments in research.
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Elizabeth Cuellar

on 2 April 2011

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Transcript of Blogs in Research

Advantages Different uses for students, teachers, researchers andwriters.
Work posted can be assesses
Teachers as a further development and research tool posting ideas and links to the wider professional community
Keep organize personal or shared journal and diary.
As a way of questionnaire or survey instrument in Research. Advantages By teachers to post assignments, suggestions and links for students
This can be interactive and can have feedback from members of the community.
The blog offers access to unlimited numbers of readers.
The blog is not only personal, but simultaneously interactive and collaborative due to the comments features. Advantages The blog offers instant publishing of the research in process. This feature serves as a prerequisite of universal access to knowledge
The personalized environment facilitates the approach to research
The instant publishing feature serves as a prerequisite of universal access to knowledge.
The communicative collaborative blog features link the teacher to a global community of educators. Disadvantages Diaries and blogs are both data rich and address more than one theme, thus demanding a great investment of time and energy to write and analyze. (extension)

Blog ,as being ongoing voices in education, with newest entries on top, may seem confusing to a first time visitor who has not read all the entries, through the comments feature the blogger is available at all times to answer queries and share concerns
Since diaries/blogs are written retrospectively, with degradation in accuracy over time, and offer a highly subjective stance, their importance as a research tool is weakened.

“convey a feeling of what it was like to be there participating in it” Elliot. How would you use blogs as an instrument in your particular action research project? WHAT IS A BLOG? The term “blog” is a shortened form of the coined word ‘weblog’. Campbell (2003)
  The blogs started off as online diaries that people maintain. 
Online scrapbook, collecting ideas, links and quotes in one place where people can easily find things back. BLOGS AS RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS

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Elizabeth Cuellar & Mati Peñuela
Create posts.
Upload pictures and multimedia.
Display posts to visitors. A blogging platform can make it easy for readers to view your posts and to comment on them.
Get stats on your blog. Reporting features will help you see how many people are visiting your blog, and which posts are most popular.
Surveys, interviews, questionaires Some Features and Functions By individual learners to post work and reflect (may be assessed)
By the class to discuss and publish assignments (sometimes assessed)
By teachers to post assignments, suggestions and links for students
By teachers as a further development and research tool posting ideas and links to the wider professional community
Dieu (2004), blogs in education may be used in manifold ways, the most common being: Comparison of Diaries vs. Blogs
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