Thursday, 5 February 2015

Picking a social media platform for research - our first Twitter chat of 2015

Missed out? Here’s the twitter feed from #NSMNSS chat on how to pick a social media platform in research

See below for the twitter feed from our first tweetchat of 2015 (Tues 3rd Feb) all about how to pick a social media platform in research.  Scroll to the bottom and work your way up to follow the conversation in the order it occurred. 
A summary of the 7 questions posed to those taking part is included below:
  • Q1: What is a social media platform? #NSMNSS
  • Q2: Which social media platforms are you using, or would like to use, in research? #NSMNSS
  • Q3: Which platforms are you using to get data? #NSMNSS
  • Q4: Do certain platforms lend themselves more to quantitative or qualitative approaches? 'Big data', 'small data'? #NSMNSS
  • Q5: (from @jess1ecat) What difference is there in researching public data like Twitter stream cf. to group wikis & forums? #NSMNSS
  • Q6: How do you handle data protection & ethical issues on different platforms? #NSMNSS
  • Q7 How do we attend to our own online identities & use of social media platforms? #NSMNSS

Thank you to those who joined us for the chat, it was an invaluable discussion. We hope you can join us for the next chat on Tues 3rd March 2015 5pm (UK time). All welcome! The voting poll to choose a discussion topic is here.