| 09.06.2017

Social media and professional growth -survey

Anna Wallin and Petri Nokelainen at Tampere University of Technology are currently doing research on the relationship between social media use and career development in a research project.

You can take part in their project by answering their survey. More information about the project below.

How does social media use relate to university staff members’ career development?Is there a connection between workplace as a learning environment, social media use and career success?In order to answer these questions, Tampere University of Technology is conducting a “Social media and professional growth” -survey among the staff members in Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences. The survey is a part of a research project, which studies how digitalisation relates to the professional development of workers in Finland. The aim is to develop and support the staff members learning at work, expertise development and professional growth. Your answers are crucial and irreplaceable in order to receive as reliable data as possible regardless of whether you use social media or not.The project is a part of a larger research project called “Skills, Education and the Future of Work”. The project is funded in 2016–2019 by the Strategic Research Council (SRC) at the Academy of Finland. More information about the project is found on the project website: http://taidottyohon.fi/skills-education-and-future-workThe results will be reported in international scientific publications and we will also present the results in national and international conferences and in media.The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. If you agree to participate to the study, please answer to the survey online at the latest 18.06.2017 by clicking on the following link:https://elomake3.uta.fi/lomakkeet/18302/lomake.htmlYour participation in the survey is completely voluntary and all of your responses will be kept confidential. It is not possible to identify a single respondent or institution from the research reports. Anonymised research data may be published later in Finnish Social Science Research Archive (http://www.fsd.uta.fi/en).Thank you very much for your time and cooperation. We will be happy to answer any questions related to the survey or the research in general.Sincerely,Anna Wallin
anna.wallin@tut.fiPetri Nokelainen
petri.nokelainen@tut.fiTampere university of technology