X Close

Research Data Management Blog

Home

FAQs on UCL's Research Data Management

Menu

How should I use social media as a research source?

RuthWainman11 December 2018

The rapid growth of social media has inevitably led to a wealth of data into all aspects of our everyday lives. At the same time, this has been accompanied by concerns about how we use data harvested from social media sources. There is already a growing literature out there on the ethical implications of using social media and so this FAQ will aim to briefly summarise some of key arguments that researchers will need to consider.

(more…)