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Why have a KnowledgeBase for psychology?
Why have a KnowledgeBase for psychology?
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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>
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* '''For any/every question you have about psychology, there is someone in the field who knows the answer.''' We are connecting people with questions and people with answers.
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* 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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* '''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., -- sharing this knowledge is how science progresses, such as the apprenticeship/mentorship model of learning in graduate school.  
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*'''Questions/Answers''' - 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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How to use the KnowledgeBase?
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* '''If you have a question''' - 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 [[Help:Creating_new_pages |(learn more here)]].  
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* '''If you have an answer''' - If you feel like you have something to share/answer, just click "edit" at the top of the relevant page [[Edit | (learn more here)]].
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== The dynamic and evolving aspect of this wiki is uniquely suited to:==
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== For example, a wiki is uniquely suited to: ==
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:* bringing together experienced viewpoints and opinions   
:* bringing together experienced viewpoints and opinions   
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:* sharing common practices/guidelines within community   
:* sharing common practices/guidelines within community   
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:* capturing 'experiential' knowledge   
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:* codifying 'tacit' or 'implicit'
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:* codifying 'tacit' or 'implicit' knowledge
:* providing a forum of advice from hard-won insights   
:* providing a forum of advice from hard-won insights   
:* locating new/existing solutions to current problems   
:* locating new/existing solutions to current problems   
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:-- such as [[General tips, tricks, and advice for graduate school|How to survive graduate school]] or [[Your First Year|Your first year as a professor]]
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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?


How to use the KnowledgeBase?


For example, a 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' knowledge
  • 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


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. Now everyone can benefit from the experiences/knowledge of each other.

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