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* '''Psychology is based on the apprenticeship model''' - We each have acquired unique skills and knowledge over the years through our experiences as researchers, teachers, clinicians, mentors, writers, and etc., in our fields of interest -- sharing this knowledge is how science progresses, such as the apprenticeship/mentorship model of learning in graduate school. <table><td><p></p></td></table>
* '''Psychology is based on the apprenticeship model''' - We each have acquired unique skills and knowledge over the years through our experiences as researchers, teachers, clinicians, mentors, writers, and etc., in our fields of interest -- sharing this knowledge is how science progresses, such as the apprenticeship/mentorship model of learning in graduate school. <table><td><p></p></td></table>
* Now everyone can benefit from the experiences/knowledge of each other! Unlike a traditional static website, a wiki offers the ability to pool our collective knowledge because anyone in the field can edit the webpages and add what they know. <table><td><p></p></td></table>
* Now everyone can benefit from the experiences/knowledge of each other! Unlike a traditional static website, a wiki offers the ability to pool our collective knowledge because anyone in the field can edit the webpages and add what they know. <table><td><p></p></td></table>
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*'''Some of the page titles are framed as questions''' because a wiki is uniquely designed to connect people who have questions with people who have answers. If you have a question, type it into the relevant page and it will appear as a red link [[Add_a_Page |(learn more here)]]. If you feel like you have something to share/answer, just click "edit" at the top of the relevant page [[Edit | (learn more here)]].<table><td><p></p></td></table>
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*'''Questions/Answeres''' - Some of the page titles are framed as questions because a wiki is uniquely designed to connect people who have questions with people who have answers. If you have a question, type it into the relevant page and it will appear as a red link [[Add_a_Page |(learn more here)]]. If you feel like you have something to share/answer, just click "edit" at the top of the relevant page [[Edit | (learn more here)]].<table><td><p></p></td></table>
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knowl·edge·base - noun    (ˈnä-lij ˈbās)
  1. a computerized collection, organization, and retrieval of collective knowledge (from wikipedia)
  2. interactive database of question-answer sets, advice, current information (from google)
  3. the content of a particular field of knowledge (from WordNet)

knowledgebase  

Why have a KnowledgeBase for psychology?

The dynamic and evolving aspect of this wiki is uniquely suited to:

  • bringing together experienced viewpoints and opinions
  • allowing users to ask questions of experts
  • pooling how the field as a whole treats different issues
  • sharing common practices/guidelines within community
  • capturing 'experiential' knowledge
  • codifying 'tacit' or 'implicit'
  • providing a forum of advice from hard-won insights
  • locating new/existing solutions to current problems
  • helping individuals avoid having to 're-invent the wheel'
  • imparting newly developed and up-to-date advances
  • creating an ever-expanding compendium of info/links
  • creating repositories of data/stimuli for collective use
  • sharing concrete tools for doing research/statistics



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