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 observa...
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 recruitme...
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 sp...
kate davis | @katiedavis

bit.ly/smmums	
  
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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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