Following User Pathways: Cross Platform and Mixed Methods Analysis in Social Media Studies

Country: USA

City: San Jose

Abstr. due: 10.01.2016

Dates: 07.05.16 — 08.05.16

Area Of Sciences: Sociology; Computer science;

Organizing comittee e-mail: margeret.hall@kit.edu

Organizers: Karlsruhe Service Research Institute

 

Social media and the resulting tidal wave of available data have changed the ways and methods researchers analyze communities at scale. But the full potential for science is not yet achieved. Despite the popularity of social media analysis in the past decade, few researchers invest in cross-platform analyses due to various reasons, e.g. unknown methods and tools, supposed difficult analysis and others.

“Following user pathways: Using cross platform and mixed methods analysis in social media studies” co-located with CHI 2016 brings together a community of researchers and professionals to address methodological, analytical, conceptual, and technological challenges and opportunities of mapping user across platforms with mixed method analysis in social media ecosystems.
 
Topics of Interest:

    Multi-dimensional Representations of Person, Event and Society on Social Media
    Discrepancies in Representation of Events Across Platforms
    Barriers to Multi-platform and Mixed Methods analysis
    Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications
    Technical and Implementation Aspects of Multi-platform analysis
    Mixed-method Approaches to Social Media Path Mapping
    Addressing Bias in Social Media Studies
 

Conference Web-Site: http://www.ksri.kit.edu/1516.php