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== The dynamic and evolving aspect of this wiki is uniquely suited to:==
== The dynamic and evolving aspect of this wiki is uniquely suited to:==
:* bringing together experienced viewpoints and opinions -- such as [[Research Tips | lessons learned on the "do's" and "dont's" of running subjects]]
:* bringing together experienced viewpoints and opinions -- such as [[Research Tips | lessons learned on the "do's" and "dont's" of running subjects]]
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:* allowing users to ask questions of experts on various topics -- such as [[Ask an Internet Research Question]]
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:* allowing users to ask questions of experts -- such as [[Ask an Internet Research Question]]
:* pooling how the field as a whole treats different issues -- such as [[Journals in Psychology | best journals?]] or [[Marginal significance]]
:* pooling how the field as a whole treats different issues -- such as [[Journals in Psychology | best journals?]] or [[Marginal significance]]
:* identifying common practices/guidelines within community  -- such as [[How your publication record is evaluated]]
:* identifying common practices/guidelines within community  -- such as [[How your publication record is evaluated]]
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:* capturing experiential knowledge -- such as [[How to apply and write applications|How to apply and write grant applications]]
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:* capturing 'experiential' knowledge -- such as [[How to apply and write applications|How to apply and write grant applications]]
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:* codifying tacit or implicit knowledge -- such as [[Conferences|Conference – why go?, what to do when there?, etc]]
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:* codifying 'tacit' or 'implicit' knowledge -- such as [[Conferences|Conference – why go?, what to do when there?, etc]]
:* providing a forum of advice from hard-won insights -- such as [[How to survive in graduate school]] or [[Your First Year|Your first year as a faculty member]]
:* providing a forum of advice from hard-won insights -- such as [[How to survive in graduate school]] or [[Your First Year|Your first year as a faculty member]]
:* helping users locate existing solutions to current problems -- such as [[What are outliers?]], [[Detecting Outliers – Univariate | How do I detect outliers?]]
:* helping users locate existing solutions to current problems -- such as [[What are outliers?]], [[Detecting Outliers – Univariate | How do I detect outliers?]]

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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  

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.

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.

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 (learn more here). If you feel like you have something to share/answer, just click "edit" at the top of the relevant page (learn more here).

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


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