15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This research methods module focuses on teaching students how to apply rigorous social science methods to the analysis of data derived from social media. The module also involves studying social media companies and the evolution of platforms and apps as part of a wider social data ecosystem. To better understand contemporary society, social media has become an important area of research, raising imperative questions about how different platforms and apps can be studied and how these developments can be situated more widely within recent shifts in the technology landscape.

Staff Contact: Dr Farida Vis
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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