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Using Social Media for Research, November 16

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The CLA Office of Research and Graduate Programs will hold this event on Friday, November 16 from 12-1 p.m. in 1314 Social Sciences. Join them for pizza and an informal conversation about innovative ways of working with social media.

Professor Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch (Writing Studies) and Michael Beckstrand (Mixed-Methods Research Associate, LATIS) will discuss how to retrieve, prepare, and analyze social media data for research projects.

Using two case studies, Lee-Ann will share examples of a grounded theory analysis of blog, Twitter, and Facebook data. Michael will speak about the technical aspects of retrieving and managing social media data. The discussion will also focus on methodological choices related to social media data such as selecting social media platforms, addressing ethical issues of confidentiality and consent (public/private nature of data), and choosing appropriate analysis methods.

Attendees are encouraged to ask questions, contribute to the conversation, and share their own experience of utilizing social media data.

This event is part of the 2018-19 Research Development Friday Roundtable Series organized by the CLA Research Development Team.

Please submit this form to register. All are welcome!

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