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Blurring the boundaries - New social media, new social science?


Blurring the boundaries - New social media, new social science?

NatCen Social Research,

SAGE and the

Oxford Internet Institute are bringing together cutting-edge thinkers from academia, market research and applied social research in an

NCRM-funded network to explore whether we should embrace social media, and, if we do, what this means for our methods and practice.

Location: London
Members: 99
Latest Activity: Jan 17

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Discussion Forum

Call for contributors to A Book of Blogs – blurring the boundaries, using social media for social research

We've been thinking a lot at #NSMNSS about what types of activities the network should support next. One idea we've been ruminating on for a while is creating a volume of crowdsourced blogs on the impact social media are having on social science…Continue

Started by NSMNSS Jun 21, 2014.

Social Media Ethics Event at SAGE on Feb 21st

New Social Media, New Social Science… and New Ethical Issues!We held a small event on Friday 21st February 2014, our goal was to have a series of focused discussions around the ethical dimensions of social media research and to come up with a series…Continue

Tags: research, NSMNSS, NatCen, facebook, ethics

Started by Katie Metzler Mar 4, 2014.

Upcoming events and conferences!

Upcoming Events and Conferences in 201421 Feb 2014: Ethics and Social Media Research, a small network event hosted at SAGE. We're fully booked, but we'll…Continue

Tags: NSMNSS, media, social

Started by Katie Metzler Jan 20, 2014.

Social Media Conference in Sheffield in Nov

 For those who missed the Sheffield conference on Researching Social Media, I thought I'd share a link to the slides from the keynote.…Continue

Started by Katie Metzler Dec 18, 2013.

Upcoming network activity

Hi all,Just a reminder that the network will be presenting at Monday's SRA conference on social media methods The keynote is the fabulous Farida Vis, forthcoming SAGE author…Continue

Tags: social, twitter, research, media, conference

Started by Katie Metzler Jun 21, 2013.

One year On - What have we learnt? Digital Debate session three: What role is there for social media research in government social policy?

Slides from our end of year event this session was presented by Jonathan Breckon and Jason Leavey -…Continue

Started by Kandy Woodfield Apr 30, 2013.

One Year On - what we have learnt? Ethics session and handouts from Janet Salmon

Ethics has been a persistent theme of our network discussion here you can see Janet's talk,Janet Salmons Ethical issues in social media research & access a useful handout:…Continue

Started by Kandy Woodfield Apr 23, 2013.

One Year On - what we have learnt? Poster Session

You can see the poster submitted by Anita Van Der Stamp and Joyce Bombay here:  …Continue

Started by Kandy Woodfield Apr 23, 2013.

One Year On - what we have learnt?

We'll be posting the presentations from each session of our conference here as resources for the wider community. First up an overview of network activities in the last 12 months.…Continue


Started by Kandy Woodfield Apr 23, 2013.

Places still available for our Social Media Research Event at the RSS on April 16th

New Social Media, New Social Science? Blurring the Boundaries:  One Year On16th April 2013 at the Royal Statistical SocietyLast year, SAGE, the National Centre for Social Research and the Oxford Internet Institute set up a network for social media…Continue

Tags: NatCen, twitter, media, social

Started by Katie Metzler Apr 2, 2013.

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Comment by Janet Salmons on March 10, 2014 at 12:58

Social media research ethics & guides: your thoughts? Discuss report: & your ideas in #NSMNSS Tweetchat is TUES Mar 11 @ 7 PM London/3PM NYC.

Comment by Kandy Woodfield on March 2, 2013 at 8:34


Tweet On! - Twitter chat Monday 11 March

Join us as we kick up a twitter storm on Monday 11th March from 4-5pm BST.

We hope you'll be able to join us to discuss the issues related to data and analysis quality arising from social media res...earch. Some of the questions we'll be discussing include:
What are the main quality issues associated with social media research?
How confident are you that social media research is replicable?
Can appropriate meta-data be assigned to social media data, given privacy concerns? What would the meta-data be?
How valid is social media data – is it only telling us about online personas

Join in the debate by following #nsmnss. You can read more about how to join the chat in our earlier post:
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