Social Media Research Data Ethics and Management
As more scholars incorporate social media data into their research, technical knowledge to acquire and analyze data is necessary, but so too is an understanding of the norms and values embedded within data protocols and practices. What are the ethical complexities of incorporating ‘public’ social media data into research? And what challenges do researchers face when working with social media platforms as sources of evidence and as objects of research? The aim of the workshop is two-fold: 1) we will discuss some of the practical and philosophical questions pertaining to social media data and research ethics; and, 2) we will spend time reviewing the DMP Assistant.