Search Results for Tag: Social Media

Social Media Research, Then and Now

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 […]

Categories: Impact, Research, Research Skills, Social Issues, Social media research, Tools and Resources

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Highlights & Papers: International Conference on Social Media and Society

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 […]

Categories: Big Data, Methods Type, Mixed, Open Access, Qualitative, Quantitative, Research, Tools and Resources, Uncategorised

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Research Ethics & Tweets as Data

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 […]

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Read the SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods

  This series of posts corresponds to the 2018 SAGE Research Methods Open House. If you would like to access the SAGE e-books, articles, case studies, videos, and datasets mentioned in these posts, explore SAGE Research Methods with a free trial. Researchers are drawn to the opportunities to study many aspects of contemporary life as […]

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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 Reading List on SRM

This series of posts corresponds to the 2018 SAGE Research Methods Open House. If you would like to access the SAGE e-books, articles, case studies, videos, and datasets mentioned in these posts, explore SAGE Research Methods with a free trial. The saying goes, “If a farmer fills his barn with grain, he gets mice. If […]

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

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Social Media & Qualitative Research

This series of posts corresponds to the 2018 SAGE Research Methods Open House. If you would like to access the SAGE e-books, articles, case studies, videos, and datasets mentioned in these posts, explore SAGE Research Methods with a free trial. Social media and social networking sites connect friends and strangers across the globe. Researchers analyze […]

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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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