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PsychWiki not only provides a forum for pooling our field's collective knowledge and creating an ever-expanding compendium of information/links (and all the other advantages discussed in the Professional Development section), but PsychWiki also makes it possible for anyone to share concrete research tools they have discovered that helps with the business of doing research, such as:
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        * step-by-step instructions for data-analysis procedures that are not conducted by SPSS and other statistical programs -- such as how to analyze interactions between two continuous variables...
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        * online materials that facilitate research -- such as information on how to conduct your own online study including an FAQ page where you can see answers to common questions and ask your own questions to a php/mysql programmer, databases of data or stimuli used in research....
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        * up-to-date summaries of topics and techniques that would benefit from having a centralized and easily up-datable repository like PsychWiki that can accommodate the ever-changing advances -- such as a summary of how to conduct mediation or a meta-analysis with links to all the online tests and macros being developed year after year...
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:* 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    such as [[Ask an Internet Research Question]]
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:* pooling how the field as a whole treats different issues  such as [[What are considered the top journals in Social/Personality psychology? | best journals?]] or [[Marginal significance]]
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:* sharing 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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:* codifying 'tacit' or 'implicit'  such as [[Conferences|Conference – why go?, what to do when there?, etc]]
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:* providing a forum of advice from hard-won insights  such as [[How to survive in graduate school|How to survive graduate school]] or [[Your First Year|Your first year as a professor]]
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:* locating new/existing solutions to current problems  such as [[What are outliers?]], [[Detecting Outliers - Univariate | How do I detect outliers?]]
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:* helping individuals avoid having to 're-invent the wheel'  -- such as [[What jobs exist?|Links to finding jobs in psychology]]
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:* imparting newly developed and up-to-date advances  -- such as [[Mediation| newly developed macros for Mediation]]
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:* creating an ever-expanding compendium of info/links  -- such as [[Grant Funding]]
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:* creating repositories of data/stimuli for collective use  -- such as [[Archives of data and stimuli]]
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:* sharing concrete tools for doing research/statistics  -- such as [[Internet Research Tools]]
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PsychWiki was created as a tool for psychologists. For example...

Collaborative articles that allow us to pool our field's collective knowledge on topics such a

Concrete research tools and articles to assist with conducting research and analyzing data such


PsychWiki not only provides a forum for pooling our field's collective knowledge and creating an ever-expanding compendium of information/links (and all the other advantages discussed in the Professional Development section), but PsychWiki also makes it possible for anyone to share concrete research tools they have discovered that helps with the business of doing research, such as:

       * step-by-step instructions for data-analysis procedures that are not conducted by SPSS and other statistical programs -- such as how to analyze interactions between two continuous variables...
       * online materials that facilitate research -- such as information on how to conduct your own online study including an FAQ page where you can see answers to common questions and ask your own questions to a php/mysql programmer, databases of data or stimuli used in research....
       * up-to-date summaries of topics and techniques that would benefit from having a centralized and easily up-datable repository like PsychWiki that can accommodate the ever-changing advances -- such as a summary of how to conduct mediation or a meta-analysis with links to all the online tests and macros being developed year after year... 







Teaching

  • Create a class website (example)
  • Use to help organize individual assignments (example)
  • Coordinate and help teaching assistants (example)
  • Collaborative brainstorming ideas for courses (example)
  • (knowledgebase)
  • Create centralized for class project
  • For one of the tools, put in about my writing assignments in 309 and 307 i.e. can use it for writing assignments, and also present HOW I used it, around example of columbine


Research

  • Create your own Annotated Bibliography online for easy access (example, put in later)
  • Share and publicize your research (example, put in later)
  • Integrate your research with other similar research by category tags (example, put in later)
  • Sync together all articles on same/similar topics for centralized access (example, put in later)
  • See comments about published research or get feedback on your own research (example, put in later)
  • Post conference proceedings (example, put in later)
  • See some of the work done in various labs (example, put in later)
  • Create your own webpage because wiki software is designed to make it free/easy (example, put in later)
  • Post null findings or search for null findings in your area (example, put in later)
  • Connect to other researchers with shared research interests (example, put in later)
  • Collaborate in a new way at the level of the entire research field, not just your department (example, put in later)
  • Create Review articles collectively (example, put in later)
  • Solicit feedback and brainstorm new ideas (example, put in later)
  • Post "Orphan Studies" (example, put in later)
  • Get advice on your research idea or research design (example, put in later)
  • Post interesting study results (example)
  • Post information about your articles (example)
  • (knowledgebase)
  • see comments...
  • comment on ...




Mentoring

  • Create a lab group page (example)
  • Use for organizing professional development series (example
  • Announcing workshops (example)
  • (professional development)
  • (pro dev at USC)
  • (knowledge base)
  • (if a mentor, so talk about how if currently a mentor can post to pages as way to keep record for your mentees, and.or separate page for mentoring, such as my lab page as example, and do another one, mock up, just about research, just about mentoring if not a researcher, and if mentee, post questions, get answers.


Other

  • Use for brownbags and speaker series (example)
  • Create a student group website (example)
  • Create an association website (example)
  • Organize events (example)
  • Using to host group events (example)
  • Posting online studies (example)
  • Make collaborative notes from conferences (example)
  • (brownbags, etc)
  • Ask questions. If you have a question... red link
  • Respond to questions. If you have an answer...
  • (Should I put in about “since wikis are designed to be able to create a webpage at the click of abutton…”
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