Blurring the Boundaries: New Social Media, New Social Science?
Tuesday 29 May 2012, 09:30:00 - 16:30:00
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD.
The launch event is free and we have 50 spaces available for delegates: please fill out the registration form. We will allocate these spaces on a ‘first come first served’ basis. We are also able to offer 10 travel bursaries worth a maximum of £150 to participants who live more than 30 miles from the event and are not able to access other funds to support their travel. Travel support will be paid on receipt of a completed form and any necessary verification (such as student ID). Please remember to tick the relevant box on the questionnaire if you expect to make an application for travel support. The event will be live streamed for those of you unable to attend, we will have a Twitter back channel to follow #NSMNSS and the recordings of sessions will be available on the network platform shortly after the event. We will let you know if you have been allocated a place at the conference by email on Friday 11th May.
This conference explores whether social science researchers should embrace social media, and the likely impact on their methods and practices.
Should social science researchers embrace social media and, if we do, what will that mean for our methods and practice? A team led by NatCen Social Research, Sage and the Oxford Internet Institute have been awarded a grant from the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) to explore these questions and examine the impact of social media on social science research. Our network of methodological innovation will bring together academics, researchers and research stakeholders. It will be drawn from an international audience and include cutting-edge thinkers from academia, market research and applied social research.
The network is free to join, will run for 12 months from May 2012, and is open to anyone with an interest in how social media are affecting what we research, how we research and who we involve with our research. Using a combination of collaborative online platforms, social media and face-to-face events, participants will come together to shape the agenda for the network and explore a range of methodological issues. If you would like to join the network, please email Kandy Woodfield (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your contact details or check the network’s webpage.
This conference is the network’s opening event. Grant Blank is the OII representative to the Network; Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon will speak at the opening conference.