Social media and the modern scientist: a research primer for low- and middle-income countries

Junghwan Kevin Dong, Colleen Saunders, Benjamin W. Wachira, Brent Thoma, Teresa M. Chan

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Abstract

Social media has changed the way we communicate. Wherever you are in the world, various forms of social media are being used by individuals to share information and connect without borders. Due to its ubiquity, social media holds great promise in linking clinicians, scientists, investigators, and the public to change the way we conduct scientific discourse. In this paper, we present a step-by-step guide on optimizing your social media strategy with regards to: research/scholarly practice (discourse, collaboration, recruitment), knowledge translation, dissemination, and education. This guide also highlights key readings that provide guidance to those interested in incorporating social media into their scholarly practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S120-S124
JournalAfrican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020

Keywords

  • Dissemination
  • Education
  • Knowledge translation
  • Research methods
  • Social media

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