Answering social science questions with social media data, March 8th in London

After last year’s successful ‘Introduction to tools for social media research’, the SRA and #NSMNSS network are teaming up again on 8 March to deliver a one-day conference in London on ‘Answering social science questions with social media data’.

What role can social media research play in the social sciences? What are the questions it can help us to answer? Speakers from a range of backgrounds will talk about their experiences of using social media in their research, providing real examples of use to those interested in seeing how the promises of social media research can be actualised.

The packed event will include keynote presentations from Steven McDermott, Qualitative Analysis and Social Media Lead with HMRC and Suzy Moat, Associate Professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School, and examples from eight expert speakers of how social media research can provide insight into research questions in novel ways. It is aimed at social researchers who want to find out more about what this new methodology can offer, and see how the promises of social media research can be actualised.

Our speakers come from a range of backgrounds, including government and academia, presenting examples on topics such as politics and health, with data from Twitter, Facebook, blog sites and other platforms.

To book and for the full programme, please see the SRA website

Date & time: Thursday 8 March 2018, 9.40am to 5pm
Venue:  Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE

Price:  £115 (£95 for SRA members) includes lunch and refreshments

Delegate places: 100 

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