MSc Social Reseach Methods Presentation.

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MSc Social Reseach Methods Presentation.

  1. 1. Web 2.0 Tools and Students Emma Duke-Williams School of Computing
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>What is “Web 2.0” </li></ul><ul><li>How might students use Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Research Question? </li></ul><ul><li>Methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Anticipated Risks. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Web 2.0 and Students <ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>User Created Content. </li></ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Information gathering </li></ul>
  4. 12. What’s happening <ul><li>Current Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lots! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>danah boyd </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teens and MySpace. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lilia Efimova </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blogging in WorkSpace </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 13. Possible Research Question <ul><li>How does students’ use of Web 2.0 tools tie in with existing knowledge of Social Learning Theories? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Distance vs Face to face </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access aspects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical issues </li></ul></ul>
  6. 14. Methodology <ul><li>Possible approaches: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interviews/ focus groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analysing usage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 15. Anticipated Risks <ul><li>Getting good range of students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Disability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Changing nature of tools </li></ul>
  8. 16. Want to know more? <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>My Blog </li></ul>

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