‘I’m always on Facebook!’: exploring Facebook as a mainstream research tool and ethnographic site

STIRLING, Eve (2016). ‘I’m always on Facebook!’: exploring Facebook as a mainstream research tool and ethnographic site. In: SNEE, Helene, HINE, Christine, MOREY, Yvette, ROBERTS, Steven and WATSON, Hayley, (eds.) Digital methods for social science. An interdisciplinary guide to research innovation. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 51-66.

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Abstract

This chapter discusses a research project which explored the everyday use of the social network site (SNS) Facebook by first-year undergraduate students in their transition to university. It not only explores the opportunities and challenges of using Facebook as a research site and how this digital approach may differ from a ‘mainstream’ ethnography, but also argues for this approach to be viewed as ‘mainstream’ due to the mediated nature of contemporary social life.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Identification Number: 10.1057/9781137453662_4
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Depositing User: Eve Stirling
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2017 15:59
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2017 06:50
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14882

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