From PsychWiki - A Collaborative Psychology Wiki
- noun (ˈmī ˈsīk ˈwikē)
Why have "my psychwiki" in psychology?
- Stand-alone pages - Not every page has to be linked or seen by everyone. PsychWiki was created by psychologists for the psychology user community to use for whatever professional purpose they wish (such as creating free class websites, lab group websites, collaborate notes, etc. see below for more examples)
- Linked pages - In the online age "You are Your Web Presence" given that search engines other than PscyINFO are a starting point for seeing psychologists' web pages, lab pages, research pages, and so forth. Online publicizing is the natural extension of why everyone already goes to conferences and submits to journals.
- New types of feedback - A wiki is uniquely situated to disseminate previously inaccessible information such as feedback about research ideas/designs, comments on published works, discussion of theoretical ideas/papers...
How to use "my psychwiki"?
- Create a page - If you want a stand-alone page, just click here.
- Hubs - If you want to join one of the existing "hubs", then create your page in one of the major categories: Research, People, Psychology Concepts, Virtual Lab Meeting.
- Create your own hub - Wiki technology is designed to create interconnections among information, links, and websites. You can create a hub around anything, including a person, research topic, class, journal article, and so forth. Learn more about using category tags
For example, here is how to use each Category:
-- create your own annotated bibliography online for easy access...
-- publicize your research and link it to other pages/concepts...
-- see comments about published research or get feedback on your own research...
-- post conference proceedings to integrate with other similar research...
-- some people use psychwiki to create pages about famous psychology studies...
-- see some of the work done in various labs or share some of your own work...
-- wiki software is designed to make it free/easy to create your own webpage...
-- create a centralized hub of information around a single topic...
-- provide a forum for discussion...
-- connect to other researchers with shared research interests...
-- a new way to collaborate at the level of the entire research field, not just your department/school...
-- a new way to create Review articles collectively...
-- a new way for getting feedback on your research idea or research design...
- ⇒ brownbags and speaker series (example)
- ⇒ professional development series (example)
- ⇒ announcing workshops (example)
- ⇒ posting online studies (example)
- ⇒ organizing events (example)
- ⇒ group events (example)
- ⇒ collaborative notes from conferences (example)
- ⇒ posting interesting study results (example)
Why have "my psychwiki" in psychology?
- Information in psychology is currently decentralized in databases, on the web, conference booklets, filedrawers, researchers websites, school websites, etc.
- Much information is also not posted anywhere such as feedback, comments about research, discussion, helpful advice, critiques, etc.
How to use "hubs"?
- Categories -- We have already created categories for major concepts in Psychology, such as Research, People, Psychology Concepts, Virtual Lab Meeting. Click on each category to see how to use it, or see the summary of how to use each category page.
- Individual Pages -- You can also create "hubs" around individual pages. See the following for how to create hubs and how to use each one:
- The "hub" could be focused around:
- ⇒ a person (see examples and how to create your own "personal" hub)
- ⇒ a research topic (see examples and how to create a hub around your research topics)
- ⇒ a class (see examples and how to create a hub for your classes)
- ⇒ a journal article (see examples and how to create a hub for your articles)
Finally, PsychWiki also provides a way to disseminate previously inaccessible information such as:
- Comments on published and pre-published works -- each article as a "Discussion" tab at the top of the page
- Feedback about your research ideas/designs -- see the Virtual Lab Meeting category
- Discussion of new theoretical ideas/papers -- see the Virtual Lab Meeting category
A wiki provides a useful way to present this new information to the collective benefit of the field because by sharing our experiences and knowledge
What is a "hub"?
- Wiki technology is designed to create interconnections among information, links, and websites. You can create a hub around anything, including a person, research topic, class, journal article, and so forth.
- You create a 'hub' by placing category labels at the bottom of the page, and all pages with the same label are grouped together. For example, if this text is at the bottom of a page -- [[category:People]] -- then that page will be sorted with all the other "People" pages. If this text is at the bottom of a page -- [[category:Research]] -- then that page will be sorted with all the other "Research" pages.
- Thus, you can create your own hub around anything -- you, your research, your classes, your journal articles -- by placing the labels at the bottom of the page. Learn more here
- We have also already created existing hubs around major categories:
- ► Research
- ► People
How to create a hub? A wiki provides a useful way to integrate information together because of three functions:
- new pages can be easily created for any purpose
- information/links about can be posted by the psychology community
- category tags at the bottom of each page allows you to sync all pages on the same topic
class websites – and have page with description of how to use for classrooms i.e. how to upload documents, can use “discussion page” for questions to teacher, and set up so email when questions are posed, etc think of other ways to use it. and epxlain how wiki can upload all documents so stand alone website for everything, and how can interlink to useful info, such as take info at bottom of doug-103 about papers, and make a page about it, then link to that page. Maybe put graphic or something to make it look nice, such as maybe graphic under title and graphic that relates to critical thinking…