Research Reflection

Hello and welcome back! Thirteen weeks later, my research on extracting data about feminism from Twitter is complete – but before I celebrate my last submitted assessment of the semester with a swagalicious, Obama-esque mic drop, I’m going to reflect on what I have learned about research practice in BCM212 this semester. A Brief Recap Last […]

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Obtaining Consent from an Invisible Audience

Obtaining consent is an ethical requirement of undertaking research, yet there is a gap in research ethics in terms of collecting online data. My research project (see my proposal here) involves the mass collection of tweets containing “#feminism” over three days to issue map feminism online. Unlike most other students in BCM212, who are setting […]

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Issue-Mapping Feminism on Twitter: Research Update

I have always been slightly frustrated at the notion of a ‘trending topic‘ on Twitter. Lots of people are tweeting about the same thing? SO WHAT? What does that tell us? What does it contribute to? BOOM! Just like that, my research topic was born. Recently I published this research proposal about issue-mapping the feminism discussion […]

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Take A Number

“If you would take a man’s life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die” (George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones) 1944 The Nazi Germans of World War II assigned serial […]

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Research Proposal: Social Data Analysis of the Feminist Movement

My passion for digital media lies in its limitless nature. Entire conversations about a topic exist publicly online. There’s so much to be learned from these conversations, but generally analysis only goes so far to determine that a topic is trending, yet neglects to tell us what is really being said. Thus there is a gap […]

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you don’t put your hand on a hotplate twice (unless you’re me)

The first way we experience and discover the world is through our senses. As infants we do not have the luxury of learning in a multi-tiered lecture theatre; we “absorb information through (our) senses”. (Doorley, 2014). We are inherently curious about the world surrounding us, and at the most basic level we use our sight, […]

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