This general research dissemination workbook will provide a template for researchers to produce a plan to distribute findings to the general public using a variety of strategies. Applicable to many disciplines.
The American University library has access to several research tools and websites that can assist faculty in presenting, disseminating, and publicizing research. Library resources include research data management support, ORCID, Geospatial Research Lab, and scholarly metrics assistance.
Guidance for Using Social Media to Increase Research Impact
Altmetrics use indicators gathered in the real-time Social Web to
provide immediate feedback about scholarly works. This article includes the most
important altmetrics and provides a critical assessment of their value
These slides provide a brief introduction to tools that can help you measure the
impact of your research by learning how your work is being received,
used, and disseminated across scholarly platforms and social media
Academic Research on High Impact Research Dissemination
Researchers from the London School of Economics looked at whether blogs bring additional attention to research papers. The authors were able to demonstrate that posting the research papers brought attention and increased awareness of the research.
Researchers pulled together an experiment to determine whether research shared in economics blogs had an effect on economic policy. They provide some quantitative evidence that blogs can positively impact researcher/university reputation, build influence within academic circles, and shape thinking on economic policy.