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Wms Student Research Conference 2008 Presentation (F Niemi)

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  • 1. Conducting research in the blogosphere...
    • Do traditional qualitative methods work in blog-based research?
        • Fa Martin-Niemi
        • University of Otago
        • School of Business, Department of Management
        • Dunedin, New Zealand
    12th Annual Waikato Management School Student Research Conference – Hamilton, New Zealand 20 October 2008
  • 2. Why blogging? Why now?
    • Blogging is the next generation of computer-mediated communication (CMC)
    • Online communities
    • Aspects of social networking
    • Increasing popularity
    • Increasing organisational use
    12th Annual Waikato Management School Student Research Conference – Hamilton, New Zealand 20 October 2008
  • 3. Why research blogs in management?
    • To investigate:
    • Connections to knowledge management
    • Relationships with communities of practice
    • Blogger motivations in knowledge transfer
    • Potential organisational benefits
    12th Annual Waikato Management School Student Research Conference – Hamilton, New Zealand 20 October 2008
  • 4. Blogging research challenges...
    • Most challenges stem from lack of FTF contact, including:
    • Gaining access
    • Gaining trust
    • Interacting with community members
    • Generating rich data
    12th Annual Waikato Management School Student Research Conference – Hamilton, New Zealand 20 October 2008
  • 5. My research plan – step 1
    • Enculturation and gaining access to a blogging community
    • Starting a research blog
    • Developing relationships
    • Reading other blogs
    • Attracting a readership
    • Networking via online social networking
    12th Annual Waikato Management School Student Research Conference – Hamilton, New Zealand 20 October 2008
  • 6. My research plan – step 2
    • Conducting blog-based interviews ( blogoviews )
    • Posts on my blog
    • Comments on other blogs
    • Memes using the blogroll
    12th Annual Waikato Management School Student Research Conference – Hamilton, New Zealand 20 October 2008
  • 7. My research plan – step 3
    • Using my blog for fieldnotes
    • Documenting observations
    • Linking to other sites
    • Collaborating with other internet researchers
    12th Annual Waikato Management School Student Research Conference – Hamilton, New Zealand 20 October 2008
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