Blogging in science 

Here’s another study into the advantages of blogging as a research tool and not from the normally fairly open tribe of social scientists many of whom have embraced the platform. In a three-part survey on open-science efforts that appeared at 3 Quarks Daily (http://www.3quarksdaily.com), Bill Hooker comments:

To me, opening up my lab notebook means giving people a window into what I’m doing every day. That’s an immense leap forward in clarity. In a paper, I can see what you’ve done. But I don’t know how many things you tried that didn’t work. It’s those little details that become clear with an open [online] notebook but are obscured by every other communication mechanism we have. It makes science more efficient.

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