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What type of Digital Researcher are you?

Complete this short quiz to reveal your personalised digital researcher profile, complete with tips on how to improve your practice...

I use twitter to talk about my research and I follow other researchers in my field
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I need access to digital data sources or archives for primary research
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I am a member of at least one online forum in my research area (e.g. Crowdvine, Ning, Elgg)
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I'm interested in open publishing models for my research
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My field of study is largely defined by the technologies or media we use
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I regularly upload digital media relevant to my research e.g. to YouTube, Slideshare or Dropbox
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I would choose to meet somebody face to face rather than email or meet online
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I have an electronic CV on my blog or web site
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My research would be impossible without digital technologies
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I know how to generate data visualisations or other representations of patterns in my data
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I use Athens/JSTOR/the library catalogue every day
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It's very important to me that my research presentations look good
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Most aspects of my research can be done without digital technology
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I expect my research degree to make me highly employable
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I use a social network (e.g. Facebook) to connect with other researchers in my field
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I actively make space or time in my diary when I am not using digital technology
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I use academia.edu or linked-in to make sure potential employers know about my research
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I use digital video and/or audio in my research process
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I would describe my use of digital technologies as very specialised
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I use a wide range of apps to support my research
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I manage all my references using Endnote, Zotero or similar
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I take all the training on offer - it might make the difference at an interview
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I regularly update my departmental web page or linked-in profile
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I make use of digital technology that few other researchers are using
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I blog regularly about my research
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I always have my web browser open when I am at a computer
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I worry about the risks of being so dependent on digital technology
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I find digital technology a source of unhelpful distraction
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Other researchers look to me for advice about digital technology
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I know the difference between Google scholar and Google books - and use both
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