*subject to change*

8:30am – 9:00am   Introductions, icebreaking activity

9:00am – 10:00am   Presentations from participants:

10:00am – 10:30am   Break

10:30am – 11:00am   Presentations from participants:

11:00am – 12:00pm   Discussion of the limitations / ethics of social media data analyses (led by Jordan Eschler)

  • Types of questions such data and analyses cannot answer
  • Ethics of working with social media data generated by vulnerable and/or marginalized populations
  • Ways researchers can work collaboratively with and engage the voices of study populations

12:00pm – 2:00pm   Brainstorming activity over lunch (small groups of 3-5 people):

  • identify gaps between what is currently being addressed in the area of gender/race/sexuality using social media data, and what could be addressed using these methods.

2:00pm – 2:30pm   Report backs from brainstorming activity 

2:30pm – 3:30pm   Hands-on demonstrations showcasing various analytical methods applied to social media data:

  • 2:30pm – 2:45pm  Data collection methods and description of dataset (led by Oliver Haimson)
  • 2:45pm – 3:15pm  Methods demonstration: Information visualization (led by Oliver Haimson)

3:15pm – 3:45pm   Break

3:45pm – 4:45pm   Hands-on demonstrations continued:

  • 3:45pm – 4:15pm  Methods demonstration: Content analysis (led by Jordan Eschler and Ingrid Erickson)
  • 4:15pm – 4:45pm  Method demonstration: Sentiment analysis (led by Oliver Haimson)

4:45pm – 5:30pm   Group discussion to synthesize ideas discussed throughout the workshop and surface future collaboration opportunities

5:30pm – 7:30pm   iConference Welcome Reception

7:30pm – ??   Group dinner and drinks (optional / informal)


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