Search Results for Category: Video and Tag: Social Media

Social Media Data Often Fails in Gauging Public Opinion

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: Quantitative

Tags: Methods in Action, Political Science, Social Media, The Conversation, Voting

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Building a Social Network in the Field

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 […]

Categories: MentorSpace, Mixed, Tools and Resources

Tags: Social Media, Social Network Analysis

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Creative Approach to Studying Social Problems: Lessons from a Popular Case Study

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 […]

Categories: Creative Methods, Focus Series, Mixed, Other, Presentation, Visuals, and Creativity, Qualitative, Research Methods, Tools and Resources

Tags: Case Studies, Janet Salmons, Publishing, Social Good, Social Media, Visual Methods

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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, Tools and Resources

Tags: Janet Salmons, Social Media, Social media research

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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, Mixed, Other, Qualitative, Quantitative, Research, Research Methods, Tools and Resources

Tags: e-festivals, Open Access, Sharing Research, Social Media

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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 […]

Categories: Instruction, Other, Research, Research Ethics, Teaching, Tools and Resources

Tags: Data Collection, LSE Impact, Social Media

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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 […]

Categories: Mixed, Other, Qualitative, Quantitative, Research, Research Methods, Tools and Resources

Tags: Janet Salmons, Open House, Social Media

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