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