Scholarly use of social media

K, Ashraf ; Haneefa, Mohamed


The study investigates the scholarly use of social media by the doctoral students in the University of Calicut, Kerala. Structured questionnaires were used to collect data from a representative sample of 160 doctoral students. The analysis revealed that majority of the students are aware and use social media for scholarly purpose and used mainly for locating scholarly content and current awareness. Wikis and social networking sites are the most widely used social media by the students.


Scholarly communication; Internet; World Wide Web; Web 2.0; Social media; Social networking sites; Doctoral students

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