Resources

Relevant Literature

Boyd, D. (2008). How can qualitative internet researchers define the boundaries of their projects: A response to Christine Hine. Internet inquiry: Conversations about method. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 26-32.

Brubaker, J. R., Kivran-Swaine, F., Taber, L., & Hayes, G. R. (2012). Grief-Stricken in a Crowd: The Language of Bereavement and Distress in Social Media. Proceedings of ICWSM 2012. (interesting use of sentiment analysis)

Karpf, D. (2012). Social science research methods in Internet time. Information, Communication & Society, 15(5), 639-661.

Pang, B., & Lee, L. (2008). Opinion mining and sentiment analysis. Foundations and trends in information retrieval, 2(1-2), 1-135.

Rendgen, S., Wiedemann, J., Ciuccarelli, P., Wurman, R. S., Rogers, S., & Holmes, N. (2012). Information graphics. Taschen.

Ruths, D. and Pfeffer, J. (2014). Social media for large studies of behavior. Science, 28 November 2014: 346(6213), 1063-1064.

Tufekci, Z. (2014). Big questions for social media big data: Representativeness, validity and other methodological pitfalls. Proceedings of ICWSM 2014.

Yau, N. (2012). Visualize This!. John Wiley & Sons. 

 

Relevant Media Sources

Computational Linguistics Reveals How Wikipedia Articles Are Biased Against Women

Feminist Writers are So Besieged by Online Abuse That Some Have Begun to Retire

In Reply: My Reflections on Comments About Our Research on Black Twitter

The Internet is Full of Men Who Hate Feminism. Here’s What They’re Like in Person.

#ThisTweetCalledMyBack

USC’s Black Twitter Study Draws Criticism

Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet

 

Tools, References, & Tutorials for Working with Social Media Data

atlas.ti

batchgeo

Dedoose

How to Ethically and Responsibly Identify Gender in Large Datasets

An introduction to text analysis with Python, Part 3 (sentiment analysis)

If This Then That (IFTTT)

Infogr.am

Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC)

nVivo

Sentiment Analysis with Python NLTK Text Classification

Sentiment Viz: Tweet Sentiment Visualization

Trackur

Twitter Application Management

Twitter Developers Terms of Use

Twitter Sentiment Analysis Using Python and NLTK

Visualizing the Twitter social graph, Part 1: Getting the data

vizster 

 

Resources on Internet Research Ethics

Ethical Decision-Making and Internet Research: Recommendations from the AoIR Ethics Working Committee

Ethical Decision-Making and Internet Research: Recommendations from the AoIR Ethics Working Committee (Version 2.0)

Bruckman, A. (2014). Research Ethics and HCI. In Ways of Knowing in HCI, 449-468. Springer New York.

Bruckman, A. (2012). Interviewing members of online communities. In Hollingshead, A., & Poole, M. S. (Eds.), Research Methods for Studying Groups and Teams: A Guide to Approaches, Tools, and Technologies. New York, NY: Routledge, 199-210.

Eysenbach, G., & Till, J. E. (2001). Ethical issues in qualitative research on internet communities. Bmj, 323(7321), 1103-1105.

Sharkey, S., Jones, R., Smithson, J., Hewis, E., Emmens, T., Ford, T., & Owens, C. (2011). Ethical practice in internet research involving vulnerable people: lessons from a self-harm discussion forum study (SharpTalk). Journal of medical ethics, 37(12), 752-758.

 

Projects & Papers to Examine

Kapidzic, S., & Herring, S. C. (2014). Race, gender, and self-presentation in teen profile photographs. New Media & Society.

selfiecity

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