In June we are focusing on a range of qualitative and quantitative methods for collecting data online. Find all the posts through this link. We are featuring a series of posts from the authors and contributors to the new book, Creative Methods for Human Geographers, including this one from Nadia von Benzon: Creative Methods for supporting social […]Continue Reading
We often consider social media as a tool which, among other things, gives us direct insight to the views and positions of voters. But blind spots are plentiful. Joseph Cabosky discusses multiple reasons why social media data can often fail in gauging public opinion.
Categories: QuantitativeContinue Reading
Practical Considerations to Facilitate Data Collection Perhaps no other dimension of qualitative research work is associated with ambiguity, uncertainty, confusion, and complexity more than fieldwork. One way to regulate these issues—to support more predictable experiences in the course of a study—is to strengthen relationships associated with events in the field. On one side, faculty and […]Continue Reading
This post was originally part of a series to explore lessons learned from qualitative research articles published in 2017 SAGE journals. The article, “Bridging language barriers, bonding against immigrants: A visual case study of transnational network publics created by far-right activists in Europe,” exemplifies a creative approach to studying and revealing hidden perspectives on a […]Continue Reading
The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods was published in 2016. Naturally, the research underpinnings for this excellent volume were generated several years prior to publication. Since then, we’ve seen scandals associated with social media and the Brexit vote, 2016 US election, hacked personal data from financial institutions, as well as policy changes including […]Continue Reading
In this series of posts we are sharing resources and ideas presented at summer festivals. Can’t fly around the world to attend? No worries– MethodSpace readers can learn from the presentations and related resources made available online. Today we will pay a virtual visit to the 2018 International Conference on Social Media and Society was held in […]Continue Reading
I’ve written enough about research ethics to know what a contentious topic it is. I’ve worked with enough perplexed researchers to know how challenging it is to understand ethical theories, recognize potential dilemmas, take a position, and design truly ethical research. These issues become even more complex when data are collected on social networking sites. Social […]Continue Reading