Monday, 18 March 2013

Invitation to Reference Group - ethics of social media research


There’s lots of debate amongst academics and researchers about what’s ethical in social media research but what do the public think about researchers scrutinising their tweets? This year, six of our grads are tackling this important issue in a new and novel way – by asking them! They’ll be using online and offline qualitative methods to collect the views of social media users.


Every year our cohort of grads design, conduct and write-up a new and bespoke research study enabling them to demonstrate all their research skills and gain valuable on the job experience. To support one of this year’s teams, we wanted to call on the collective wisdom and experience of the NSMNSS network members. We’d like to invite members to make a small commitment to act as an expert reference group to ensure that our grads’ project has external viability and is asking the right questions.


This would be a great opportunity for network members to feed into a project asking questions that aren’t being asked elsewhere. Not to mention being exposed to the tremendous energy and enthusiasm of our grads! If you’re interested, please get in touch with me for a chat.


Gareth.Morrell@natcen.ac.uk, 020 7548 7072


For more information on this research project read our earlier blog.

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