Should social science researchers embrace social media and, if we do, what are the implications for our methods and practice? How do new social media change our perceptions of ethical practice? Do new social media blur the boundaries between qualitative and quantitative research? Our network of methodological innovation brings together academics, researchers and research stakeholders to address these questions.
Running over twelve months, the network is hosted over several different platforms, including Methodspace, Blogspot, Twitter and YouTube, and will include a launch event, four seminars and a final closing event in March. The network is led by NatCen Social Research, SAGE and the Oxford Internet Institute, and funded by the NCRM.
Our end of year conference will be held at the Royal Statistical Society on 16th April 2013; the event will pull together learning from the network over the last 12 months and provide plenty of opportunities for delegates to learn more about the different methods of using social media for social research.
Blurring the boundaries - Gareth Morrell
Should social science researchers embrace social media and, if they do, what are the implications for our methods and practice? Gareth Morrell from NatCen Social Research talks to Chris Garrington about the NCRM-funded network exploring this question. Listen here
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