From PsychWiki - A Collaborative Psychology Wiki
- noun (ˈnä-lij ˈbās)
Why have a KnowledgeBase for psychology?
- 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.
- 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.
How to use the KnowledgeBase?
- 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 (learn more here).
- 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 (learn more here).
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
- -- such as lessons learned on the "do's" and "dont's" of running subjects
- -- such as Ask an Internet Research Question
- -- such as best journals? or Marginal significance
- -- such as How your publication record is evaluated
- -- such as How to apply and write grant applications
- -- such as Conference – why go?, what to do when there?, etc
- -- such as How to survive graduate school or Your first year as a professor
- -- such as What are outliers?, How do I detect outliers?
- -- such as Links to finding jobs in psychology
- -- such as newly developed macros for Mediation
- -- such as Grant Funding
- -- such as Archives of data and stimuli
- -- such as Internet Research Tools
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.