Unfortunately, in my quest for blogs germane to my topic, I was unable to find any focused on chimpanzee language. Nevertheless, in terms of furthering academic inquiry, I can definitely see uses for “Academic Blogging” with regards to my topic and the field of psychology. Because of the lack of a single methodology in studies assessing the linguistic capabilities of chimpanzees, it has been difficult to make any generalizations. However, blogs would allow for different people to share new ideas and recent studies. For example, someone who sees my blog could do further research on the studies I have mentioned. Additionally, I put forward some interesting questions about this issue that someone may want to elaborate on in their own research. Another important issue to consider is the timeliness of blogs. Responses to new studies can often take months to publish. Academic blogs are an environment in which researchers can debate and present opposing views in an educated and informed manner all in a matter of time. Most importantly, blogs allow us to see the way in which people make different connections with the available research. This is especially important with this issue because as I have mentioned before, there are still plenty of questions to be answered and more research to be done.
With regards to this topic, I don’t intend on continuing my blog due to lack of time. However, I do see myself using this approach again in the near future for long-term academic research papers. This blog gave me the opportunity to make connections and develop new ideas for my paper. Most importantly, I was able to practice putting down these ideas into words that the average academic reader would understand. Final thoughts: I hope this blog will be useful to other students that intend on doing research on this topic. If I receive any feedback I will gladly respond.