Search Results for Tag: Social Media

How to TwitterChat

Tomorrow we will have a lively open access conversation on Twitter. Perhaps you saw the note and wondered, what is a TwitterChat and how do you participate? A TwitterChat is a public exchange that takes place– no surprise– on Twitter. Anyone can join in and anyone can read the discussion. Log into Twitter. If you […]

Categories: Open Access, Social Issues, Students, Teaching, Tools and Resources, Tweetchat, Video

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Read the SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods

Researchers are drawn to the opportunities to study many aspects of contemporary life as represented on social media. The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods (2016) is a treasure trove of chapters on designing and conducting quantitative or qualitative research, analyzing and using data from social media. To celebrate #WorldBookDay you can access the SAGE […]

Categories: Methods Type, Mixed, Qualitative, Quantitative, Research, Tools and Resources, Uncategorised

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Spotlight: 3 Journals About Research & Technology

April is a good time to explore SAGE journals you may not have had a chance to read. Log in here to browse and download articles. (See this related post for search and navigation tips on the journal hub.) During this open-access month I will be highlighting some of my favorite SAGE journals. This post draws your attention to […]

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Social Media or Blog? New Dilemmas for Academics & Writers

News about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica comes on top of increasing unease with online privacy, hacking and tracking. What are the implications for academics and writers? (See my post on the Textbook and Academic Authors Association blog Abstract for more on this topic.) Tufekci observed that when social media platforms emerged in the mid-2000s the “networked public […]

Categories: Blogs, Research, Social Issues, Tools and Resources, Uncategorised, Writing

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E-Research and SRM Open House

The saying goes, “If a farmer fills his barn with grain, he gets mice. If he leaves it empty, he gets actors.” Like actors, researchers are always looking for an opening. If a means for communication opens, intrepid researchers will find a way to adopt it to their own objectives, shaking up the academic status […]

Categories: MentorSpace, Methods Type, Mixed, Qualitative, Quantitative, Research, Students, Teaching, Tools and Resources, Uncategorised

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Social Media & Qualitative Research

The Virtual Open House is your opportunity to access resources on SAGE Research Methods, and learn to use them here.  Visit http://methods.sagepub.com with this special Open House log-in from February 1 to March 18. Username: SRMbundle Password: winter2018 (Use the Institution login button) Social media and social networking sites connect friends and strangers across the globe. Researchers analyze the […]

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Introducing Computational Methods to Social Media Scientists

The ubiquity of large-scale data and improvements in computational hardware and algorithms have provided enabled researchers to apply computational approaches to the study of human behavior. One of the richest contexts for this kind of work is social media datasets like Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit. We were invited by Jean Burgess, Alice Marwick, and Thomas Poell to write a […]

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Lessons from a Popular Case Study

This post is part of a series to explore lessons learned from qualitative research articles published in 2017 SAGE journals.   The term case study has many definitions. Case study can describe a type of research-based writing that is often used as an instructional tool. Or, it might refer generally to ways of looking at an example: […]

Categories: Methods Type, Mixed, Qualitative, Social Issues, Tools and Resources, Uncategorised, Visuals

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The Best Tools for Using Twitter as a Data Source

Although platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp have more active users, Twitter’s unique infrastructure and the near-total availability of its data have ensured its popularity among researchers remains high. In this post from the LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog, Wasim Ahmed offers his rundown of the tools available to social scientists looking to analyse social media data.

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Share Academic Work on Social Media

November is Academic Writing Month #AcWriMo at Methodspace! The theme of week four is: Share Your Work. Academics share the ups and downs of the research experience, build networks, and link to findings or other online resources with social media. You might have discovered this post through a link on a social networking site! Some academics […]

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