#NSMNSS / SRA event: An introduction to tools for social media research


£115 for non-members, £95 for SRA members

Following the success of March’s #SoMeEthics conference, the SRA and #NSMNSS are teaming up with 8 expert speakers to present a one-day session on tools for social media research.

The event aims to introduce, in a practical way, some of the things that are possible with social media research. It is aimed at social researchers who want to find out more about what this new methodology can offer, or social media researchers interested in seeing what other tools/techniques are out there.

Our speakers will introduce a mix of (mostly) free-to-use tools, demonstrating with real examples how they can be used in the analysis of a range of social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, blogs, and Flickr. They will cover both quantitative and qualitative social media analysis techniques, including the analysis of both text and image data, network analysis, geographical analysis, and more.

Full Programme  pdf file

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Steven McDermott
, University of the Arts London

- Critically Engaging with Social Media Research Tools


Wasim Ahmed, University of Sheffield

- Introduction to NodeXL


Luke Sloan, Social Data Science Lab, Cardiff University

- Democratising Access to Social Media Data – the Collaborative Online Social Media ObServatory (COSMOS)


Gillian Mooney, University of Leeds

- Using Facebook as a Research Tool


Phillip Brooker, University of Bath

- Doing Social Media Analytics with Chorus


Sarah Lewthwaite, NCRM University of Southampton

- Developing inclusive and accessible digital methods: engaging critically with your digital toolbox


Yeran Sun, Urban Big Data Centre, University of Glasgow

- How to use R and QGIS to find out tourism hotspots in cities


Francesco D’Orazio, Pulsar

- Mapping the visual dna of a brand on social media


Registration from 9.30am

Tea/coffee and a sandwich lunch is included

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Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.