Towards a social media research methodology: Defining approaches and ethical concerns

BALDWIN, James, BRUNSDON, Teresa, GAUDOIN, Jotham and HIRSCH, Laurence (2018). Towards a social media research methodology: Defining approaches and ethical concerns. International journal on advances in life sciences, 10.

PDF (Replace with published version when available)
Towards a Social Media Research Methodology- Defining Approaches and Ethical Concerns .pdf - Accepted Version
Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike.

Download (344kB) | Preview
Official URL:


Social media research and suitable methodologies and ethical approaches for analysing social media data are still emerging. This paper presents a methodology for projects using social media data alongside consideration of ethics within the social media analysis context. Earlier stages of the methodology will be expanded to develop a strategy for examining ethics alongside consideration of the relevant analysis techniques that may be employed. This will provide a comprehensive methodology that will provide a springboard for the clear and ethically sound scrutiny of social media data. We aim to present the challenges of using social media data, while the inclusion of ethical and legal aspects in this paper aim to draw researchers' attention to the peculiarity issues involved with dealing with social media data.

Item Type: Article
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2018 15:55
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 07:17

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics