Small data and big data controversies and alternatives: perspectives from the Sage Handbook of Social Media Research Methods

Claudine Bonneau, Anatoliy Gruzd, Martin Hand, Guillaume Latzo-Toth, Mélanie Millette, Anabel Quan-Haase, Diane Pennington, Luke Sloan, Ravi Vatrapu, Frauke Zeller

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The workshop will provide an overview of critical themes to be covered in the Sage Handbook of Social Media Research Methods to be published in 2016. The Handbook is the first book to cover not only the entire research process in social media research from question formulation to the interpretation of research findings, but also to include specific chapters and examples on how data collection and analysis takes place on specific social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 11 Jan 2016
EventSocial Media and Society - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Jul 201613 Jul 2016


ConferenceSocial Media and Society
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • big data
  • small data
  • data analytics

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