Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Network news for November

Sadly we have had to postpone our 20th November knowledge exchange session due to be held in London because of low uptake.  We are re-scheduling this session for early in the New Year and hope more of you will be able to join us at that session. In the meantime we are keen to keep the conversation going and we will be running another twitter chat on 20th November from 5-6pm GMT where we will be discussing the issues facing qualitative researchers using social media in their research projects.

These are the three key questions we will be discussing next week, do join us and share your experiences:

  • What are the biggest methodological challenges when using qualitative methods in social media research?
  • Are social media affecting the way we go about qualitative research, if so how? 
  • Does qualitative research using online social platforms change the relationships we have as researchers with our participants? In what ways? 

You can read more about how to participate in our twitter chats here. Taking part is really simple, just log onto your Twitter account and follow @NSMNSS for reminders running up to the start of the session. You can follow the discussion by following the hashtag # NSMNSS.

COMING SOON - we'll shortly be letting you know how you can sign up to take part in  virtual seminars online which will pick up the key themes arising from our recent knowledge exchange events which we hope will give our network members from outside of the UK another way to share your views and experiences.

Looking forward to hearing from you all soon

Kandy Woodfield
NatCen Social Research