A case study in social media research

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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 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

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

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