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An Introduction to Qualitative Research
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Checklist: Doing Digital and Social Media Research
Is the issue of your research subject to social media communication?
Can your target group for the study be expected to be online? Which platform will be most suitable for your study, topic and target group?
Which other methods – like in/formal interviews, for example – will you need for studying your issue?
If your issue has to do with virtual communication, how and where would you find it for a virtual ethnography?
How will you design your relation to the field and its members – just digital or real-world contacts, too?
How will you manage ethical issues like informed consent in your study?
What is important to document in field notes about the process and the data in your research?
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