Answering social science questions with social media data


Price for SRA members: £95

What is the role of social media research in the social sciences? What questions can it help us answer?  Ten expert speakers from a wide range of backgrounds will talk about their experiences of using social media in researching migration, political opinion, mental health, education, and many more.  They will provide real-life examples of how, when and why to use social media in research, and discuss how the promises of social media research can be realised.

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After last year’s successful ‘Introduction to tools for social media research’, the SRA and #NSMNSS are teaming up again to deliver this one-day conference.

As social media research matures as a discipline, and methodological and ethical concerns are being addressed, focus is increasingly shifting on to the role that it can and should play in the social sciences.

The packed event will include keynote presentations from Steven McDermott and Suzy Moat, and examples from eight expert speakers of how social media research can provide insight into research questions in novel ways. It is aimed at social researchers who want to find out more about what this new methodology can offer, and see how the promises of social media research can be actualised.

Our speakers come from a range of backgrounds, including government and academia, presenting examples on topics such as politics and health, with data from Twitter, Facebook, blog sites and other platforms.

Start Time: 9:30 pm
End Time: 5:00 pm

Date: March 8, 2018

Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road
United Kingdom
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