With Web 2.0, we see a radical change in scholarly communication. This transition period poses problems for the researcher as the challenges have multiplied. On the one hand, there is a growing need to be present on different web channels (blog, twitter, youtube, and much more). On the other hand, the more traditional ways of publications in high ranked peer review channels are still prevalent. I present in this post a workaround to fulfill both requirements at a certain level: Embed bibliographic metadata in your web pages so that they can be cited and count as a web publication.
Beginning in December 2016, I initiated a new personal enterprise: Learning the statistical programming language R to acquire competencies of a data scientist. The post reports on my experience with a shortcoming on a coursera course and argues that even advanced MOOCs are often not designed to meet the particular requirements of self-determined learners. With the example of learning all the different ways to get data into the R environment, I show that designing different learning paths for different learner needs could be a solution.
Code snippets are text macros which you can insert into your programs. They are used for repetitive tasks and can boost your productivity tremendously. After providing some link to tutorials about RStudio snippets, I am going to summarize eight reminders for practical usage.
By discussing different definitions of ‘Open Science’ quoted in the literature, the post develops a particular perspective: We argue that openness must include not only scientific findings but also the process of knowledge creation. The article is the first of a series and contrasts a holistic understanding of Open Science with the concepts of eScience, Cyberscience or Science 2.0, Libre Science and Open respective Libre Knowledge.
The article reports on my experiences with the premium version of Grammarly, an AI-powered web service for grammar and spell checking. As this is going to be a very positive review, I want to disclose that I am not affiliated in any way with Grammarly Inc., the enterprise behind this product.
The article is an interview with Michael Rundel. Michael is a teacher at a grammar school in Vienna/Austria and teaches physics, computer science, and His project is a practical implementation of cross-media publishing with bookdown, media design. He talks about his experiences with bookdown in writing Physik Libre ( https://physikbuch.schule/), a new textbook on physics. which I had described in my 7-part German tutorial on my other blog Gedankensplitter.
Another year has elapsed since I wrote my last blog entry. At first, I thought the problem is only my English. But in the meanwhile, I see several other reasons why I do not blog for the new static website(s).