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The Sage handbook of social media research methods

Author: Luke Sloan; Anabel Quan-Haase
Publisher: London [England] ; Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE Inc., Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, 2016. 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edition.; [Enhanced Credo edition]View all editions and formats
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The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods offers a step-by-step guide to overcoming the challenges inherent in research projects that deal with the 'big and broad data', from the formulation of research questions through to the interpretation of findings.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
xxvii, 679 pages : illustrations
(DLC) 2016940832
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Luke Sloan; Anabel Quan-Haase
ISBN: 9781786842541 1786842548
OCLC Number: 985345071
Description: 1 online resource (52 entries) : 149 images
Contents: List of figures --
List of tables --
Notes on the editors and contributors --
Acknowledgements --
1. Introduction to the Handbook of social media research methods: goals, challenges and innovations / Anabel Quan-Haase and Luke Sloan --
Part I. Conceptualising & designing social media research: 2. What is social media and what questions can social media research help us answer? / Lori McCay-Peet and Anabel Quan-Haase; 3. Big data --
hype or revolution? / Rob Kitchin; 4. Building interdisciplinary social media research teams: motivations, challenges, and policy frameworks / Anabel Quan-Haase and Lori McCay-Peet; 5. Social media users' views on the ethics of social media research / Kelsey Beninger; 6. The role of online reputation management, trolling, and personality traits in the crafting of the virtual self on social media / Shuzhe Yang, Anabel Quan-Haase, Andrew D. Nevin and Yimin Chen; 7. Social science 'lite'? deriving demographic proxies from Twitter / Luke Sloan --
Part II. Collection & storage: 8. Think before you collect: setting up a data collection approach for social media studies / Philipp Mayr and Katrin Weller; 9. Overview --
the social media data processing pipeline / David M. Brown, Adriana Soto-Corominas, Juan Luis Suárez and Javier de la Rosa; 10. The role of APIs in data sampling from social media / Dietmar Janetzko; 11. Data storage, curation and preservation / Alex Voss, Ilia Lvov and Sara Day Thomson; 12. Using social media in data collection: designing studies with the qualitative e-research framework / Janet Salmons. Part III. Qualitative approaches to social media data: 13. Small data, thick data: thickening strategies for trace-based social media research / Guillaume Latzko-Toth, Claudine Bonneau and Mélanie Millette; 14. Visuality in social media: researching images, circulations and practices / Martin Hand; 16. Twitter as method: using Twitter as a tool to conduct research / Bonnie Stewart; 17. Small stories research: a narrative paradigm for the analysis of social media / Alexandra Georgakopoulou --
Part IV. Quantitative approaches to social media data: 18. Geospatial analysis / Olga Buchel and Diane Rasmussen Pennington; 19. Pragmatics of network centrality / Shadi Ghajar-Khosravi and Mark Chignell; 20. Predictive analytics with social media data / Niels Buus Lassen, Lisbeth la Cour and Ravi Vatrapu; 21. Deception detection and rumor debunking for social media / Victoria L. Rubin --
Part V. Diverse approaches to social media data: 22. From site-specificity to hyper-locality: performances of place in social media / Nadav Hochman; 23. Analyzing social media data and other data sources: a methodological overview / Frauke Zeller; 24. Listening to social rhythms: exploring logged interactional data through sonification / Jack Jamieson and Jeffrey Boase; 25. Innovative social location-aware services for mobile phones / Bernhard Klein and Ulf-Dietrich Reips. Part VI. Research and analytical tools: 26. COSMOS: the collaborative on-line social media observatory / Jeffrey Morgan; 27. Social Lab: an 'open source Facebook' / Ulf-Dietrich Reips and Pablo Garaizar; 28. R for social media analysis / Simon Hegelich; 29. GATE: an open-source NLP toolkit for mining social media / Kalina Bontcheva; 30. A how-to for using Netlytic to collect and analyze social media data: a case study of the use of Twitter during the 2014 Euromaidan Revolution in Ukraine / Anatoliy Gruzd, Philip Mai and Andrea Kampen; 31. Theme detection in social media / Daniel Angus; 32. Sentiment analysis / Mike Thelwall --
Part VII. Social media platforms: 33. The ontology of tweets: mixed-method approaches to the study of Twitter / Dhiraj Murthy; 34. Instagram / Linnea Laestadius; 35. Weibo / Xiao Hu, Chen Qiao and King-wa Fu; 36. Foursquare / Matthew J. Williams and Martin Chorley; 37. Facebook as a research tool in the social and computer sciences / Jessica Vitak; 38. Big data and political science: the case of VKontakte and the 2014 Euromaidan revolution in Ukraine / Anatoliy Gruzd and Ben O'Bright; 39. A retrospective on state of the art social media research methods: ethical decisions, big-small data rivalries and the spectre of the 6Vs / Luke Sloan and Anabel Quan-Haase.
Other Titles: Handbook of social media research methods
Social media research methods
Responsibility: edited by Luke Sloan and Annabel Quan-Haase.

Abstract:

The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods offers a step-by-step guide to overcoming the challenges inherent in research projects that deal with the 'big and broad data', from the formulation of research questions through to the interpretation of findings.

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