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A presentation about my PhD research, prepared for a social media research seminar in INN701 at Queensland University of Technology. The presentation provides an overview of my study, the design of ...

A presentation about my PhD research, prepared for a social media research seminar in INN701 at Queensland University of Technology. The presentation provides an overview of my study, the design of the research, and a range of issues I encountered as I conducted the project.

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    • a case study in social media research kate davis | @katiedavis  
    • phd study
    • phenomenon information experience of new mothers in social media
    • design
    • study design constructivist grounded theory multiple sequential in depth semi structured interviews social media observation
    • constructivist grounded theory no substantive theory precedent for use in info studies my world view
    • interviews multiple sequential, semi structured, in depth exploring experience
    • observation cross-platform to inform 2nd interview
    • issues
    • big stuff working across disciplines
    • literature umm... what literature?
    • recruitment constructing recruitment messages recruiting through researcher’s network participants’ privacy wrt recruitment
    • collecting data practicalities: getting it out interacting with participants staying connected
    • using data field notes everything is re-identifiable seeing themselves in the data
    • if i’d known then longer observation period? give participants the option to be identified observe communities or group spaces prolific participants
    • kate davis | @katiedavis bit.ly/smmums