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Summer 8-1-2017



Ameli, Saeedreza (2009). Virtual scientific networks, Tehran: Center for Social and Cultural Studies. [In Persian]

Batooli, Zahra (2013). Identification and evaluation of the usefulness of the research social networking capabilities from the viewpoint of medical science scholars, MA thesis, Tehran University, Tehran. [In Persian]

Hadavand, Saeed. (2003). Obstacles to Iranian scientific development, Journal of Science Policy and Research, 1 (1), 61-74

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Hosseini Shavon, Amin; Jahed, Hosseinali (2012). Identifying barriers to research activities from the viewpoint of faculty members of Tabriz University, Science and Technology Policy, 4 (4), 49-64

Mazloumi Mahmudabad, Saeed; Hosseini, Poria, Abbasi Shavazi, Masoumeh; Mirzaee Alavijeh, Mahdi (2013). The viewpoints of Yazd Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Science's students on barriers to research activities during training in university., Journal of Education Development in Medical Science, 6 (10), 63-70.

Noori Moradabadi, Younes (2012). The attitude of the students of Tehran University towards the Facebook social network and its related factors (comparative analysis of the views of media experts and Facebook users), Master's thesis, Tehran University, Tehran. [In Persian]

Yaqhubi Malal, Nima (2014). Scholars' information incentives and interactions on professional ResearchGate, Master's thesis, University of Al-Khwarizmi, Tehran. [In Persian]

Thelwall, M., Kousha, K. (2015). Researchgate: Desseminating, communicating and measurinig scholars?. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 66 (5), 876–889.


This study aimed to assess the role of Researchgate in the development of scientific- scholarly activities among Faculty Members of University of Tehran's Engineering College. This study is Survey and descriptive research and data collection tools, including profiles of researchers at the Researchgate and questionnaire. The study population included faculty members of University of Tehran's Engineering College in 2016 was 242 researcher were earned RG score. The sample 144 subjects who were selected via stratified random sampling method and the questionnaire distributed 144 questionnaires were collected and then Results were analyzed using SPSS software From the perspective of engineering researchers, the goals of “awareness of research activities and researchers pursue their research activities " and "increase the number of citations " as the most important. In addition, among seven groups Researchgate capabilities, “assessment researchers activity" and "Introduce researcher and identify other researchers" are in order from highest usefulness.



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