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When I look at the comments for interesting-looking articles, I hope to see remarks that address aspects of the contents of the articles, that aid understanding, or make useful suggestions. Instead I typically find scores of mere "congratulations" and no further information. This is completely useless and irritating, and what few informative comments there might be are buried and hidden in the mass of useless comments.
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This is accurate observation. Some of the added comments are put just few minutes after the articles are posted. You'd just need to imagine the incredible speed with which the reading is done to be able to give an opinion.
What is more exasperating is the tendency of some "commentators" to repeat their "Congratulations" for the sake of accumulating the number of "recommendations", thinking this might lead into an increase in their RG scores!
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I'm an undergraduate student who's doing the research recently and there's something confusing me. I need some discussions and insight so let me drop the question here.
Do you think social media addiction still relate in this era? since we all acknowledge that these almost past 3 years we were facing the pandemic which force us to use social media often (more hours in a day) and also there are a lot of things we do in social media, such as for occupation (digital related), learning, promoting or marketing , and many more. Do you think it's still researchable or perhaps we all indeed addicted to social media nowadays? How to distinguished someone who's actually addicted with the otherwise (through survey/self-screening)?
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Social media & COVID-19: A global study of digital crisis interaction among Gen Z and Millennials (who.int)
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My account at Twitter has been suspended because I shared official US Government information, posted by another user that I found when searching on a topic.
I was not given the option of hiding or even deleting the item, which showed a case reported to VAERS of a young child who died during a COVID19 vaccine trial.
The record contained clinical information that suggests it was lodged by a medical professional.
I would be interested to hear from other researchers who have had their social media accounts locked, suspended or terminated.
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An earlier Question that I posed here about Twitter generated very little interest.
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any information related to campaigns and voter education will be useful
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Yes, it affects through the nature of content, methods and speech and is in a popular language and that individuals are now most viewed on social networking sites, so they play an important role in changing the trends and opinions of voters.
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We know with digital revolution there is ocean of information via social media platform etc . Does social media shows what is happening in society or it is other way around , society is influenced by social media platform??
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The following paper is an interesting read about the social media payment platform:
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I am planning to examine relationship between social media usage and consumer decision - making processes
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I believe the dependent variable is one however independent variables are 3. Yes, you may use SEM.
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Hello and good day! As could be seen in the attached PLS graph, I am trying to construct a manifest variable namely PPB (Privacy Protecting Behavior). The data we gathered for this variable has been binary (7 items) taken from the settings of the social media users and not from the survey. As I searched the literature on PLS, we can use almost all data types in our model. However, I failed to understand the mechanism underlying the drawing of this variable. In the Lavaan package of R and Amos as well, it is possible to draw manifests as rectangles having no circular shape. My specific question is how we should treat manifest variables when drawing a model in the SmartPLS?   Hair et al (2019) showed that we can use PLS for measuring binary manifest variables as outputs. I would be really grateful if you let me know how I can overcome this challenge. I searched a lot on the internet, but there was no specific answer, especially on drawing the manifest variables.
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Hi Hamid,
You can include in the model as a latent construct with only one indicator.
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Hi all,
For my thesis I am looking at the impact of social media usage, more specificially Instagram, on green consumption behavior among Generation Z in the Netherlands. For this I made a survey with various statements which then could be answered with a scale ranking from 1 to 5 (i.e., the Likert scale, in which 1 = definitely not agree and 5 = absolutely agree). This survey was testing 3 variables, namely social media usage, intention and green consumption. Again all of the three variables had different statements linked to them.
Now I am stuck trying to find the most adequete statistical test to analyse the results of my survey. My target group consisted age group 10-25. For the survey, the respondents could enter their age group on the first part of the survey.
I am thinking about using a Spearman correlation test, however I am not sure whether this is ideal.
Hope you can help!
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Hi Kailash, thank you very much for your answer. I forgot to mention because I, indeed, use the variable intention as well.
Just to be clear what my research looks like: I have three variables (social media use, intention and green consumption behavior), which all are subdivided into smaller variables.
- For SMU: digital influencers, social networking, perceived use of ease and information quality are taken into consideration.
- For intention: attitude, subjective norm and perceived behavioral control.
With these variables I am going to look how they influence Green Consumption Behavior. However all of these three aforemmentioned variables have statements which then can be answered with the Likert scale.
You were mentioning the structural equation modeling, do you have any advice how to use this in my case? Because I am not familiar with this model..
I will appreciate it!
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Hello people
I am studying business psychology and will be investigating the difference in advertising effectives between social media ads and analog billboard advertising as part of an a project in my university.
Unfortunately, I am having a hard time finding current research and literature on this topic and would be extremely grateful if someone could recommend some good literature.
Thank you very much.
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Hello,
Please check the below references, they could a good start for you:
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There are news on COVID-19 outbreak on ship, no matter cruise or military one.
And few aircraft carriers are also involved.
What is special about the ship arrangement that facilitated all these?
Nature 580, 18 (2020)
Limiting spread of COVID-19 from cruise ships - lessons to be learnt from Japan,
QJM: An International Journal of Medicine, , hcaa092,
COVID-19 outbreak on the Diamond Princess cruise ship: estimating the epidemic potential and effectiveness of public health countermeasures,
Journal of Travel Medicine, , taaa030,
Public Health Responses to COVID-19 Outbreaks on Cruise Ships — Worldwide, February–March 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2020;69:347-352. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6912e3
Estimating the asymptomatic proportion of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship, Yokohama, Japan, 2020.
Euro Surveill. 2020;25(10):pii=2000180.
Chest CT Findings in Cases from the Cruise Ship “Diamond Princess” with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
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Have a look at this useful RG link for insights.
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Hi everyone, I am currently working on several articles focused on social media influencers. I am interested in the similarities and differences between the emerging literature on influencers and the traditional long standing research on celebrity endorsements in advertising.
Two questions for you.
What are some of the best definitions of a celebrity (outside of Kamins (1989)?
What is the best definition of a social media influencers?
I am more invested in citations and published definitions than in conceptual discussions.
Thanks
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What do you think Guy Golan ?
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It will be appreciated if you follow the link below and fill in this anonymous survey on social media personality. Please feel free to share.
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hi,
Social Media personality manifests through your communication style and inclinations; in how you: Ask, answer, or comment and in the type of interest drawn to yourself. Listen, empathize, understand, and in the type of interest shown in others.
Best wishes..
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Communication with the use of Social Media, Radio etc.
Thanks
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many journals from sage pub are free, you can search on their website and choose the journal that matching your research
best regards
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After contacting several K-12 charter school institutions and placing two social media posts, I have received some interest in my study for my dissertation, but would like to add more interview participants. In what additional ways have other researchers been able to successfully increase interest in their study related to education and student learning in the recruitment process? Thank you!
I appreciate your recommendations!
Sincerely,
Melody Schmidt
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I suggest that you should adopt recommendations earlier added here. I believe they will definitely work.
Goodluck
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One of my research hypothesis is:
There is a positive relationship between General bullying victimization and Social Media Use (SMU). The relationship between Cyberbullying victimization and SMU is stronger than between Traditional Bullying victimization and SMU.
Scaling:
Social Media Use:
0 = never
1 = rarely
2 = often
3 = very often
--> in my opinion this is an ordinal scale
Traditional Bullying Victimization and Cyberbullying Victimizations are Sum Scores. Also metric variables.
Thanks in advance for your help!
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Dear Ms. Binz!
I have searched for YOU an article that deals with the topic you are working with:
A case - study from 2021:
Erdoğdu, M., Koçyiğit, M. "The Correlation between Social Media Use and Cyber Victimization: A Research on Generation Z in Turkey", Connectist: Istanbul University Journal of Communication Sciences, 2021, 61, 101-125 DOI: 10.26650/CONNECTIST2021-817567, free access: https://cdn.istanbul.edu.tr/file/JTA6CLJ8T5/B1A0E05760104798AA1EEFC974ECA044
Yours sincerely, Bulcsu Szekely
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Hello, I'm currently conducting a study concerning "the effect of netspeak and textism (social media language) on students' academic writing".
I want to know if 1) the impact is positive or negative , and if 2) the target population of my study integrates this language into their academic written assignments (essays).
So, is my research design descriptive, correlational, or exploratory?
Could you help me, please ? I'm confused.
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Dear Mr. Benazza!
Your study is "explanatory" as your aim is at answering "why" these phenomena work in a particular way. Please see a resource: https://scientificinquiryinsocialwork.pressbooks.com/chapter/7-1-types-of-research/#:~:text=Exploratory%20research%20is%20usually%20conducted,the%20way%20that%20they%20do.
Yours sincerely, Bulcsu Szekely
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Hi there! First post here, so hopefully this has all the requisite information.
I am a fourth year college student, working on my capstone study, which is on augmented reality lens usage (as in the live filters you see on Snapchat and Instagram and whatnot, to be brief) and the relationship with self-esteem, social comparison, and a number of other variables. I have conducted a survey and my sample size is 300. I am using SPSS.
For my scales, I have tested each scale internally with Cronbach's alpha, calculated the sum and/or mean for each construct/scale, and also recoded them into categorical variable versions (sorted by low, moderate, high) - not actually sure if this is useful? My professor was fine with it, but I sort of feel like they aren't paying super close attention.
My big question is: what tests are recommended for the following variables, especially if I don't know how to define them as independent/dependent or predictor/outcome? In many cases, they are both.
  • Self-Esteem (Rosenberg 1965), also used by a number of the other papers mentioned after this.
  • Self-Photo Manipulation (McLean et al. 2015).
  • Fear of Negative Appearance Evaluation (Lundgren et al. 2004).
  • Social Comparison (Wagner et al. 2021).
  • Social Media Usage (Veldhuis et al. 2020).
  • Online Self-Presentation (Meeus et al. 2019).
  • Social Media Anxiety (Mackson et al. 2019).
  • Deliberate Selfie Posting (Veldhuis et al. 2020).
  • Online Popularity (Meeus et al. 2019)
Then I have the following variables I would like to look at those in relation to (in addition to comparing them among themselves):
  • AR Lens Opinion (coded as negative, neutral, positive)
  • AR Lens Usage (coded as 0 'Never used' 1 'Rarely' 2 'Sometimes' 3 'Often')
  • Demographics like race, gender (coded into three categories including non-binary), and age
There are some other variables involved, but you should get the idea, I hope. It can be so hard to keep track of what tests are relevant for each pairing, and I don't understand how best to analyze more than two pairings at a time, so direction towards clear resources would be helpful. I do look at the papers that I adapted my scales from, but there are so many synonyms for the same tests that it can be so hard to get a grasp on what the test is doing, and I don't quite know when I should be using z-scores to compare variables.
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Ultimately, your conceptual model/framework would determine with your variables are independent/dependent or predictor/outcome, etc.
However, you could start off by conducting a principal component analysis / factor analysis these variables to establish your constructs/factors - refer to Prof Gaskins website and YouTube channel if you do not know how to do this: http://statwiki.gaskination.com/index.php?title=Main_Page and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOMWLcopuV4xj8U3dePhVlQ The factor loadings and average variance extracted (AVE) can be used to determine the convergent reliability. The composite reliability and Cronbach's Alpha can be used for reliability. The discriminant validity can be computed via Fornell and Larcker (1981) study, i.e. the comparison of the square root of AVE values for each attitude scale should be greater then correlation between the Component Correlation Matrix (determined in your factor analysis).
You could then explore the relationships between these variable via regression or structural equation modelling.
The AR Lens and demographic can be cross-tabulated with your main dependent variable(s) via ANOVA, Wald Chi-Squire, Generalized Linear Models, etc.
Again, I suggest that you refer to Prof Gaskin's website and YouTube Video's to assist.
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I am doing a language and discourse-focused project on the construction of young female identities in digital storytelling practices. My primary data will be social media posts by a selected number of beauty and fashion bloggers, which I will do close analysis (narrative analysis) on. I hope to conduct semi-structured interviews with the bloggers as well, as supplementary data, possibly to triangulate with the language analysis (supporting or adding nuances to the interpretations made in the narrative analysis).
However, I am really confused about what might be considered as the appropriate "method of data analysis" for the ethnographic interview data, in the sense that it can work together with the social media post data?
I think there are discussions about methods such as content analysis, but I guess my confusion is about how such method of analysis for the interviews can work together with discourse/narrative analysis of the posts? How to make clear and explicit their relationships? Or if the project is quite discourse-centered, will the project be not quite considered as "ethnography" per se?
Any suggestions on the method to use? Or closely relevant readings? Thank you!
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Hi Wei Wei... My answer may make you more confused than before, but I see a lot of disconnection that need to be addressed before you proceed with selecting your analysis approach.
I think you need to be clear of your epistemological & ontological position to make your research design more cohesive. I sense a mixture of a lot of positions just by looking at the terms that you use. Terms like ethnography, construction, triangulation, narrative, discourse need epistemological grounding since they can have different meaning or may even be inappropriate for certain positions. Researchers within these fields are very particular and even finicky, so you have to be very careful.
Your view on discourse is also unclear. Do you say discourse because you are analysing 'texts' or discourse as an ideological practice?
Without having a clear position, you will be questioned on your choice of data sources and collection strategy even before going into the analysis. E.g., why do you need to have multiple sources of data? Why ethnographic interview and not other interview methods or qualitative methods?
If you need further guidance/ explanation/ reading materials, please feel free to drop me a message.
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Over the last few months, I have come across several posts on social media where scientists/researchers even Universities are flaunting their ranking as per AD Scientific Index https://www.adscientificindex.com/.
When I clicked on the website, I was surprised to discover that they are charging a fee (~24-30 USD) to add the information of an individual researcher.
So I started wondering if it's another scam of ‘predatory’ rankings.
What's your opinion in this regard?
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I am looking for Experts from the field of Media & Communication studies who have specifically studied the role of social media in influencing consumption attitudes.
My study aims at establishing a correlation between social media usage amongst college students in India and how it influences them to consume K-Dramas.
If anyone can help me out with it, I'd be really grateful.
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I have conducted several studies related to the topic. Please refer to my ResearchGate profile and almost all of the articles are open access - let me know if you want any of the questionnaires (and constructs).
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Dear Colleagues
One of my students is studying the reasons that encourage social media platforms users to spread fake news. Please take a few minutes to share your opinion and fill out the questionnaire at the following link
Your participation is highly appreciated
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You are most welcome dear Mohammad A. N. Al-Azawi
Wish you the best always
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I am doing a study on the causal effects of information source (X1) and text sentiment (X2) on information sharing behaviour (Y). How can I explain whether my predictors can be considered as quasi-experimental factors, given that my observational data are derived from social media data?
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Note that the following statement is from "Hernán, M. A., & Robins, J. M. (2020). Causal Inference: What If." to illustrate some of the differences between observational and experimental studies and how reliable causal inferences can be drawn from observational studies.
"Ideal randomized experiments can be used to identify and quantify average causal effects because the randomized assignment of treatment leads to ex-changeability.
Observational studies, on the other hand, may be much less convincing. A key reason for our hesitation to endow observational associations with a causal interpretation is the lack of randomized treatment assignment.
We analyze our data as if treatment had been randomly assigned conditional on measured covariates L–though we often know this is at best an approximation. Causal inference from observational data then revolves around the hope that the observational study can be viewed as a conditionally randomized experiment."
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Consider the following study: assess the causal impact of the authority (X) of the publisher of a debunking message (a message that refutes a rumour) on the user's acceptance of that message (Y). The independent variable (authority, X) is measured by a scale (higher scores indicate higher authority) and the dependent variable (acceptance, Y) is determined by the user's position (acceptance or non-acceptance) of comments made in response to the debunked message.
Is there selection bias in this research design? Since the only data for the dependent variable are those who make comments, and those who do are more likely to be the ones who accept the debunking message; conversely, those who do not accept the debunking message are likely to remain silent out of fear of authority. In other words, the process of selection of individuals into the analysis guarantees that debunking messages from high authority publishers have a higher acceptance rate, regardless of whether the increased authority actually increases acceptance.
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Your analysis and conclusion make sense to me. This isn't a very strong design for convincingly demonstrating a causal effect. A better experimental design would use random assignment to different levels of authority (experimental manipulation) and then measure acceptance in everyone exposed to that experimental manipulation.
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What are the effects of Covid-19 on adolescents? I'm looking forward to see its psychological effects.
I want to investigate about how it affects adolescents' relationships, behaviour and well-being. I want to study it in relationship with the use of social-media, boredom and NSSI.
If you have some research to suggest, thank you very much!
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Dear Colleagues,
We are currently working on a paper where we discuss how far the planning and interventions in cities nowadays ( masterplans, regeneration plans) include decisions based on the analysis/findings obtained from social media data. There is quite a lot of research that has been done, reports, and so on that concur on the fact that these data are rather helpful for the diagnosis and prediction of numerous urban dynamics and for decision and policy making... but so far we find only very few examples (to our knowledge) where these approaches have been indeed implemented in a master plan and executed. We are wondering if there is a published example/report/study that considers social media data for diagnosis/prediction and has had an impact on actual planning decisions... Thanks in advance for your help!
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Dear Dr. Estrada!
You made a relevant point. I tried to find a tool in Finland the country of residence of mine, still I could not find anything. I only tracked down a new research titled as "Digital Urban Planning Platforms: The Interplay of Digital and Local Embeddedness in Urban Planning" published in the International Journal of E-Planning Research in 2021. Maybe you could contact the author Dr. Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko working for Tampere University::
I am not a specialist of the field, he is...
Hope YOU have a Nice DAY!
Yours sincerely, Bulcsu Szekely
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Hello everyone. I have question about obtaining data from Internet.
In my research I will analyze comments from websites and social media platforms. And I am searching for applications/apps/technologies other tools to download comments from Internet to my computer.
Do you know any tools/apps to download comments for free?
There is around 10.000 comments and if I would copy/paste one by one it would take me a lot of time. I want to obtain data quickly.
Do you have any suggestions for me?
Thank you so much for help.
Regards, Nejc
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You could use a scraper as the faster method, but be mindful that there are many privacy laws on the internet about how content can be copied, downloaded, and analyzed. In general, just because it's online doesn't mean it's acceptable for download, analysis, or use. Check the country of each commenter and site, as well as the privacy policy of the site hosting the comments.
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I am doing my post graduation in marketing. I need to submit my dessertation on marketing field and I want to do it on social media platforms so guys pls suggest me with a topic
Thank you
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To read previous research is the best start. You fomulated the keywords so just search for the articles in your university database. It will help you to find a gap and problem, as well as to formulate the aim and RQ.
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Hello everyone. I have question about obtaining data from Internet.
In my research I will analyze comments from websites and social media platforms. And I am searching for applications/apps/technologies other tools to download comments from Internet to my computer.
Do you know any tools/apps to download comments for free?
There is around 10.000 comments and if I would copy/paste one by one it would take me a lot of time. I want to obtain data quickly.
Do you have any suggestions for me?
Thank you so much for help.
Regards, Nejc
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You have to be specific about which sociomedia you are referring to. There are specific R packages for twitter, FB, reddit etc. Do a google search and I am sure you will find one
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Dear Colleagues,
In order to analyze the opinion of the experts concerning a specific phenomenon that is going on nowadays, I am collecting social media, web media and traditional media news as data. All data will be in text and analyzed via Quirkos software. This data set will be analyzed to outline their position of them as a reflection of society. My intention is to code the data in a prespecified way, so it can summarize the main 4-5 directions of the phenomenon. I guess, my methodology will be content analysis. However, I cannot find a paper that did the same thing in a relatively simple and straightforward way. Some papers that I have seen so far employ content analysis in a quantitative way. Could you please recommend to me some papers that would meet my expectations? Thank you beforehand.
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Content analysis (CA) is a qualitative research method for interpreting meaning from text. CA has three approaches: Conventional, directed, and summative (see Hsieh & Shannon, 2005). As pointed out by David L Morgan, CA, directed by existing theory or literature, as in your case, is a deductive approach to qualitative analysis where you start with a theoretical framework and use data to either validate or extend that framework conceptually. You could find Mayring’s (2022) guide, referenced below, relevantly useful.
Hsieh, H.-F., & Shannon, S. E. (2005). Three approaches to qualitative content analysis. Qualitative Health Research, 15(9), 1277–1288. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732305276687
Mayring, P. (2022). Qualitative content analysis: A step-by-step guide. https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/qualitative-content-analysis/book269922
Good luck,
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Hi friends,
I am currently researching about impact of customer involvement through social media or other web platforms on product innovation. While for product innovation I want to use patents to measure product innovation performance, I am a bit lost how to measure customer involvement (without a survey). I was thinking about different social media platform e.g., Twitter but I am afraid there is too much unrelated information if I am searching for specific products via hastags or a text query.
In addition, have you stumbled across cool & interesting moderators that are easy to measure?
Many thanks!
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The involvement scale is adopted from the involvement consumer involvement profile (CIP) scale, the personal involvement inventory (PII) scale (Laurent and Kapferer, 1985; Zaichkowsky, 1994), which outlines 6 items including importance, value, interest, and information. Attitude measurement is adopted from Huang et al.
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We are conducting a research about the language use of Manobo students on social media specifically facebook, twitter and instagram. Your input could surely enhance the said endeavor.
Thank you very much!
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Media use in minority languages is affected by the position of the language in a growing digital market. ... The asymmetric position of minority languages makes them particularly vulnerable to unfavourable changes in the media landscape. Internet-based and mobile digital media are likely to introduce such changes.
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Dear researchers,
I am looking for historical spatial-temporal Twitter datasets. I am familiar with Twitter APIs, but it does not give me what I want. I am searching for a website which has stored spatial-temporal data for a period of time. I am wondering how and where I will be able to find such data.
I would be grateful to hear your kind responses.
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Thank you for your response and question Kim Viljoen
If I want to be more specific, I am looking for historical spatial-temporal tweets (the contents of tweets are not important in my case) over about one year at New York, US.
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Hardly any individual today is devoid of electronic readings on social media. What is the percentage of its impact on the cultural and scientific level?
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بأعتقادي ان المعلم اليوم بحاجة ماسة الى التطوير من خبراتة الالكترونية وسائر الخبرات الاخرى كل بحسب تخصصة لمواكبة كل التطورا ت في العملية التعليمية
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With the pandemic-induced increase in Internet use, it is more important than ever to understand the factors leading up to an addictive use of social media platforms. The more I read literature, the more I realize that an immense amount of work has already been done in this area. A dominant line of research views problematic use of the internet from a cognitive-behavioral POV. However, the overuse of the internet reflects a dependence on social interactions that are virtually placed, thereby taking away the real-life interpersonal dimension from it. This indicates that some social-cognitive ability deficits might be at play. However, there is a dearth of studies exploring social-cognition in the context of abnormal use of the internet. Isn't there a need to move from Cognition to Social-cogntion? Thinkers in the field, what are your thoughts?
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Thanks you from now.
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Livebinders, Skype, PHET, 5HP. They all together with HTML 5 joint web 2.0 educational philosophy & resources that can be used easily.
Best Regards.
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The survey is a series of statements in which the participants answer strongly agree to strongly disagree. Once I have collected the data, what is the best way to analyse it?
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You can first perform factor analysis to see how the items are grouped and after you use SEM method.
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Dear Neurosurgeons,
Please fill out this survey on research productivity during the pandemic.
Thank you for your time.
#neurosurgery #research #productivity #pandemic #covid #collaboration
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Is it good to advertise or share our achievements on social sites or other social platforms?
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It is definitely not bad at least. Dissemination of an academic work and achievement is a reality nowadays. Every academic has to use an opportunity to promote and communicate their research on digital platforms. To advertise (to pay for the promotion) is actually unneeded as most of the platforms provide you with free options.
Please read a book by Mark Carrigan "Social media for academics" (2019, Sage).
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My research question is that whether relative deprivation or social media is the cause of the 2011 arab spring.
To further explain and keep my question short, what I mean is that im using thematic analysis and i have interview extracts to show grievances in relation to my main themes. However, i need to include media usage but i did not make any themes for this. Instead in my methodology i presented a table that included how many times and which types of grievances were mentioned in the interviews and how many times and which types of social media used was mentioned in the interviews.
So for my results chapter, should i just use interview extracts to show how and which social media was used or should i do both: present interview extracts on social media usage and present a table of how many times grievances were mentioned and social media. If i do this, then grievance is barely mentioned and social media is mentioned more. This is because there is not a lot of interviews that discuss both 50/50. Only found 1 book that discusses grievances and social media but interviewees make it clear grievances caused the revolution.
Hope this makes sense and someone can help me. Need to hand this in on the 16th of February. Any questions, please ask.
Thanks so much.
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Dear Zarka Jama!
Please read the following resources I found for YOU:
1) Grad Coach International 2022.:
2) Reporting Research Results in Your Dissertation 2021. https://www.scribbr.com/dissertation/results/
Universities might take different specific stipulations in presenting findings in different countries.
Yours sincerely, Bulcsu Szekely
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Dear colleagues,
I have the feeling that there's been a boost of conservationist associations in the last 15 years. Oftentimes, their capacity to reach politicians and public opinion is orders of magnitude higher than that of scientists. Emotions are moved easily and, embedded in the frame of 4-year governmental terms, end up in politicians often taking action according to NGOs suggestions. Most suggestions are surely well-intentioned and many may be positive. However, in almost all of them, I detect a lack of scientific basis. Many of you are heavily involved in bridging the gap between science and "emotions", and try that actions on the marine realm aiming at achieving sustainability of resources and resilient oceans are based on sound science. Question is, are you proactive in trying to discuss this message with NGOs/Government (in social media, meetings, etc?) Some outstanding scientists are (S.Cooke, J.Claudet), and some others rely more on their science to speak by itself (e.g. R.Hilborn etc.). I tend to worry only about the scientific aspects of these "public concerns" ...but non-activist positions (I have my ideas, of course) tend to find low support...
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Timely and one of the major driver that is behind many social tensions. We are producing evidence of these patterns, but you need to wait at least the end of the year for reading about it.
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Hi,
Is it possible in any way to obtain in an automated way the activity logs data from an individual FB user? For example, with the use of some API or analytic tool?
I'd like to compare the data from a person's psychological questionnaires with that person's activity on FB. Are there any tools to obtain the latter?
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This is a disturbing question. If you added the parenthesis (with permission) it might be marginally less so.
Although fb /Meta does use analytic data (and algorithms) to drive their ad delivery, they are reducing the availabilty of that data. Even anonymous demographics about page visitors.
I, for one, would never take part in a study that made giving the researchers the authority to monitor my conversations and reactions on Facebook or similar. And would not answer surveys that would 'validate' my responses in such a way.
In my experience the best way to test responses in surveys is to recast questions so that they appear to be different, but when the responses are compared inconsistencies (fibs?) are revealed. That is, I will ask apparently different questions within the mix of questions in the survey, but some of the key questions are effectively and unobviously asked multiple times.
Research assistants are good yardsticks for this. If they don't see the similarities in the questions, but see them clearly in the responses, you've hit the target.
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Are people too quick to accept information at face value through social media and therefore failing to use essential critical thinking and evaluation in establishing the knowledge that underpins the development of a global society?
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Nowadays, people are quickly accepting social media in developing countries.
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I'm curious about the difference between those researchers who spend a lot of time in social media, blogging, and more (like me), and others that don't event have a social or online presence. How do you find these platforms useful?
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Sharing data increases data circulation and use within the scientific community by encouraging better transparency, enabling reproducibility of results, and informing the larger scientific community.
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Commercial banks are increasingly worried about competition from fintechs, including online technology companies that expand the range of financial and pre-financial services. Commercial banks are more and more actively using IT technologies of online banking, building Business Intelligence data processing platforms, extending Big Data database systems, developing integrated risk management systems and conducting advertising campaigns on social media websites. In view of the above, large commercial banks have the opportunity to conduct a sentiment analysis on data collected in Big Data database systems for the purpose of analyzing the expectations and opinions of Internet users regarding, for example, financial services. Information obtained from the Internet and processed in the aforementioned manner can be used for more precise risk analysis, credit risk management, planning subsequent advertising campaigns, modifying the financial services offer in line with changing expectations of Internet users, searching for clients on social media portals. In this way, interdisciplinary analytical processes are also developed at commercial banks, for which the information from the websites of social media portals is the source of data.
Do commercial banks have a chance to win in this matter in competition with the fintech technology companies operating on the Internet?
Besides, What is the effectiveness of online advertising campaigns run by commercial banks?
Please, answer, comments.
I invite you to the discussion.
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Dear Denis Muchunku, Haseeb Javed,
Yes. Internet advertisements are used more and more often in advertising campaigns also by financial institutions, including commercial banks presenting their offers of banking products and financial services as well as internet mobile banking offer. During the SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) coronavirus pandemic, the development of electronic internet banking, including mobile banking, accelerated. Therefore, commercial banks have recently been developing mainly online mobile banking for citizens, individual clients and business entities. Recently, many banks have been conducting advertising campaigns using new online media, including social media portals, to promote their online banking offers, also offered to companies and enterprises. Banks offer the opening of an online banking account primarily for business entities from the SME sector that do not yet have a mobile banking account, do not have their own website, are startups, etc. In promotional online banking offers for companies and enterprises from the SME sector, commercial banks offer additional incentives and incentives. auxiliary services creating a website for the company, creating an online platform for selling products and / or services of the client's enterprise, creating an online store, they also offer tax advisory services, financial advisory services, etc. Banks more and more often offer their financial services through social media portals, because of the research conducted market know that their customers are increasingly actively using these new online media and that these online marketing communication channels can be the most effective.
Thank you very much,
Best regards, Greetings,
Have a nice day,
Be safe and healthy,
Dariusz Prokopowicz
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I have a categorical moderator (Generation X, Y, and Z) in the relationship between social media usage and impulse buying behavior in my study. Since its with three categories I am finding it hard to write the hypotheses. The literature review shows that Generation X weakly moderates the relationship while Generation Y and Generation Z would strengthen the relationship (the relationship being strongest among Generation Z social media users).
I would like to ask if the below hypothesis formulated is correct:
The positive relationship of Social Media Usage and Impulse Buying Behavior is stronger among Generation Z and Y but weaker among Generation X social media users.
Thank you.
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Dear Aishath Lahath!
I assume the context of your work is about embarking on a deductive research project. Formulating hypothesis is a case- and context dependent issue to consider. I searched for you resources you might see of value:
1) Casula, M., Rangarajan, N. & Shields, P. The potential of working hypotheses for deductive exploratory research. Qual Quant 55, 1703–1725 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11135-020-01072-9 Open access:
2) Gasparyan AY, Ayvazyan L, Mukanova U, Yessirkepov M, Kitas GD. Scientific Hypotheses: Writing, Promoting, and Predicting Implications. J Korean Med Sci. 2019;34(45):e300. Published 2019 Nov 25. doi:10.3346/jkms.2019.34.e300 Free access:
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I'm doing my BA dissertation on generation Z’s perceptions of social media advertising and how their multiplatform usage affects their advertising interactions. I have designed a methodology but now I don't know what type of analysis to do. I have a mix method survey in which there are likert scale questions (strongly disagree-strongly agree) and open ended questions for them to explain their experience with social media and advertising on these platforms. I have looked at thematic analysis, sequential explanatory design, rank correlation etc but i am getting more confused on which method to use to find the relationship between consumer’s social media usage and social media advertising behaviours.
Any ideas?
thank you!!
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There are two types of methodologies namely quantitative and qualitative can be used. A good thesis should be in mixed methodology but with more quantitative through justifications with logical outputs rather than being more linguistic and leant to qualitative. Because quantitative approach are simple for reader to understand and they become more precise. But for a neat flow of your quantitative outputs you need to be qualitative for a decent extent.
Hope you find it helps
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I am doing my research in hashtag activism. For that I need to collect twitter and facebook data. Which software can help me in doing data collection and analysis? I have tried nvivo n capture. What are the other suggestions? Kindly help Thanks in advance
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If you do not shy away from a little bit of programming, Twitter offers a (free) API for academic research. You can then use R to retrieve and analyze the code.
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What sites provide statistics for social media sites?
Are there sites that allow searches and analysis for social media sites?
Please if you know write these sites
thanks
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حسب علمي في العراق لا توجد مواقع احصائية للمواقع التواصل الاجتماعي لان معرفة اعداد المستخدمين للمواقع لا نعرفها وهذه ابسط الاشياء فكيف توجد مواقع احصائية
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Preferably about blackmail, social engineering, social media and smart cities
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Enterprise architecture and Information Systems
Software Agents and Internet Computing
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I want to do analysis by introducing as an ad-hoc between-subjects factor with 4 levels the Platform type (Facebook vs. YouTube vs. Telegram vs. all 4) and compare the results based on these 4 subgroups.
There are about 10 social media platform types. The most dominantly used platforms are Facebook, YouTube, and Telegram respectively. I want to apply an ad-hoc between-subjects factor with 4 levels of the Platform type (Facebook vs. YouTube vs. Telegram vs. all 4).
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Experimental designs are quite interesting and useful tools to apply in certain circumstances. However, they usually have several limitations associated with them.
In general, they are very useful when you are comparing two extreme cases. However, they do not provide such rich information when you are comparing various more similar cases or when you are establishing intervals between which there are no such clear differences.
In the vast majority of cases, experimental designs typically compare two levels. On rare occasions, three levels are included. However, including four levels is really strange.
The reason is that it is going to be very difficult for you to find significant differences between the four groups.
My suggestion would be to set only two distinctly different levels each time and to develop different experimental designs.
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Do the traditional methods of segmentation, targeting, and positioning anchored to economic criteria, such as per capita income or standard of living are still relevant? or marketers should segment markets on the basis of their social media behavior?
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The practice of breaking down and categorizing your target audiences based on shared features like as demographic information, behavioral patterns, and geographic location is known as social media segmentation. This makes it simpler to design adverts that are more tailored to a certain audience's interests.
The four primary categories of market segmentation are demographic, psychographic, behavioral, and geographic segmentation, although there are many additional tactics you may apply, including several variants on the four main types. Here are a few more options for you to consider.
Marketers can segment clients based on their engagements with their brand, such as purchase history and online interactions. They may also track consumer lifecycle activities such as getting married, having a baby, or purchasing a home, as well as seasonal spending habits such as Christmas shopping.
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Hi! As I'm just starting teaching and mentoring students in their coursework I often come across a particular issue related to sampling in qualitative research. Whenever students are assigned to do a preliminary qualitative study or devise a qualitative research strategy which involves getting information from other people they often resort to using Facebook as a place for distribution of their invitations to participate in research, or post links to online surveys etc. I do not find this particularly problematic, but I sometimes encounter MA thesis proposals which resort to this strategy even though the proposed research is not really presented as situated in the context of social media. I've also come across some studies which use a more structured approach where social media is used as a platform to implement the snowballing sampling principle.
My questions are:
1. Do you have any experience with that (in terms of students using social media in their sampling strategies)?
2. Have you used social media in your sampling strategies and what were your justifications to do so?
3. Should this approach be encouraged or discouraged if students are aware of the limitations of their sample creation strategies?
4. Does it matter whether the focus of such research has something to do with social media or not?
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  • Research is of value only when the findings from a sample can be generalized to a meaningful population. When the population addressed by the survey cannot be described, and when the sample is contaminated by respondents with biases, findings from online surveys cannot be generalized and may therefore mislead.
  • Online surveys are becoming increasingly popular, perhaps as a result of their ease, convenience, and low cost of data collection. It provides sampling frames that would otherwise be unavailable (or extremely difficult to obtain). Online surveys commonly suffer from two serious methodological limitations: the population to which they are distributed cannot be described, and respondents with biases may select themselves into the sample. Only when the findings from a sample can be applied to a larger population research is worthwhile. Findings from online surveys cannot be generalized and may therefore mislead if the population addressed by the survey cannot be described and the sample is contaminated by respondents with biases.
  • Research findings are of scientific value only if they can be generalized. At the very least, generalization from the sample to the population from which the sample was drawn should be possible. This is only possible if the sample is representative of the population, which necessitates the fulfilment of two conditions. The first requirement is that the population be known; it is impossible to extrapolate findings from a study to an undefined population. The second requirement is that a valid sampling method was used; a method that recruits a sample that is overrepresented for one characteristic cannot represent the population.
  • Personally speaking I am not a fan of online surveys which are utilized for the purpose of research purpose.
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Hi, I was wondering how i would go about and recruit participants for my dissertation, I know distributing it on social media and sub reddits are sources however are there any more ways to get participants?
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In some places dissertations (Ph.D.) are closed, only the committee members can participate.
In other places dissertations are open to the public, in that case, RRSS can help a lot.
Best Regards.
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I wanna to execute a research on' freedom of speech in social media in Bangladesh during covid-19.'
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A very good topic. Be prepare to embark with your research and to take up the challenges. I foresee that a qualitative research fit well with the topic. All the best!
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We do not yet know which came first – the social media use or the perceived social isolation,” says senior author Professor Elizabeth Miller. “It’s possible that young adults who initially felt socially isolated turned to social media. Or it could be that their increased use of social media somehow led to feeling isolated from the real world.”
How do we recognize the symptoms of isolation so that we can judge individuals by isolation and at the same time make sure that the communication sites are the direct cause?
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I think through the (focus groups) method, as this method motivates the respondents to talk and debate.
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I am working on a PhD project and would like help with something regarding social media utilisation and SMEs-your help is appreciated.
As of now i thought of challenges faced by women led SMEs in Kuwait of service providing smes and whether social media use eases those challenges AND understanding of whether consumers in Kuwait use social media differently than in western cultures (UK).
Any help is appreciated
Thanks :)
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A current, developmental, interesting topic for a doctoral dissertation. I research and describe the issues of social media and their use by companies and enterprises of the SME sector in my publications, taking into account market research, analysis of Internet users' sentiment towards specific offers of products and services of companies carried out with the use of Big Data Analytics platforms. In addition, I research and describe in my articles the issues of the use of social media portals by companies and enterprises in the field of marketing communication. I described the issues of marketing innovations used on social media portals as well as the issues of cybercrime and cybersecurity regarding new online media. Currently, an interesting issue is also the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) coronavirus pandemic on the functioning of SME sector companies operating in individual sectors of the economy. During the pandemic, many companies from the SME sector carried out remedial and development restructuring processes through the implementation of investment projects in which new information technologies such as ICT, Industry 4.0 and Internet were implemented into the company's economic processes. As a result of these processes, during the pandemic, there was a significant increase in the digitization and Internetisation of economic processes carried out by companies and enterprises operating in the SME sector. Many service companies that were subject to lockdowns during the pandemic saved themselves from bankruptcy by changing the business model of distributing their offer of products and services, under which an online platform for selling the offer of products or services is created and / or developed and online sales of manufactured goods are developed or services offered. Therefore, companies from the SME sector during the pandemic also developed internet marketing implemented, inter alia, by on social media portals. I have described these issues in the articles that I have posted on my profile of this Research Gate portal. I invite you to research cooperation.
Happy New Year 2022,
Be safe and healthy,
Best wishes,
Dariusz
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Many journals have appointed one or more 'social media editors', and some have been active for years now. What are their typical roles? Has their impact been studied? Are there any guidelines for best practice?
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I am not aware that this has been studied in the contact of scholarly journals, but there are many sources for best practices for social media marketing and brand promotion. Journals should use social media in a way that is little different from other businesses and organizations.
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Hi, I am a PhD student working on my thesis about game platforms and human behavior. I am having a hard time at the data collection stage and would like to ask for some suggestion and advise. I started distributing my questionnaire on various online forums (e.g. Reddit) and social media (Facebook) dedicated in gaming but with low response rate. Is there any other forums or website that I can distribute my questionnaire online and reach more participants for data collection?
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Hi all,
I would like to ask a question about how to conduct Heckman selection correction testing to control for self-selection bias.
I have been doing a survey study with participants from social media sites (e.g., Twitter/ Facebook). I reached out to 500 people on social media and only received 200 responses. Because of the low response rate, I would need to correct the selection bias introduced by the low response rate.
My friends suggested using Heckman selection correction to control for the selection bias. So I tried both SPSS and STATA to do the test. In the first stage of the analysis, a probit regression needs to be used to estimate the likelihood of users not participating in the survey. However, I do not have data for non-participants (as they did not respond to my invitation). Thus, the selection model is of no use because the selection dependent variable is Participation, a binary variable that accounts for participation vs. non-participantion.
My questions are as follows:
1) Can I use the Heckman selection correction to control for self-selection bias? If so, how do I run the selection model when the data for non-participants are unavailable?
2) Are there any other ways to address self-selection bias in an online survey study such as mine?
Many thanks for answering my questions. Much appreciated!
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Blaine Tomkins Use triangulation to cross-check your results from different methodologies. Make an effort to distinguish between concrete observations and your own interpretations (first-level/second-level constructs). There is frequently a discrepancy between what individuals say and what they do. Use triangulation to cross-check your results from different methodologies.
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Dear colleagues!
I'm looking for a online free tool for creating infographics and images for social media posts. Could you suggest me some tools to create beautiful images for social media posts?
Thanks!
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The best tool I've ever had to use is the Canva.
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How can the development of new online media improve communication between collaborating researchers on an international scale?
The involvement of Internet information technologies, new media for the development of international contacts between scientists improves the logistics of information flow, but does not ensure success in this international cooperation. Online new information media are just a tool that can be used in a variety of ways. Even if Internet technologies of new media are effectively used and advanced information processing technologies are developed, ie typical of the current Industry 4.0 technological revolution, it is still not possible to eliminate all negative aspects, threats and risks resulting from the growing involvement of new online news media to information activities, marketing, research, business and other.
For example, it is not possible to completely eliminate the risk of information transfer on the Internet, including information frauds and deliberate manipulation of information posted on internet information portals and social media portals, information transfer via e-mail etc. carried out by hackers and cybercriminals that break into IT systems of institutions public, financial and business, intercepting and stealing information, making financial embezzlement after hacking into online banking systems.
The most important determinant of the development of international contacts between scientists and researchers are people, their needs in establishing and developing international research teams, including the awareness of the possibility of creating added value, understanding and respect for other cultures and systems of the organization, the need for internationalization of previously determined locally and nationally developed research topics, etc.
On the other hand, social media portals operate as part of the development of new online media. Some information and / or social media portals enable communication between scientists and offer specific information services profiled on scientific issues, research, etc. One of such websites is the Research Gate portal.
Do you agree with me on the above matter?
In the context of the above issues, I am asking you the following question:
How can the development of new online media improve communication between collaborating researchers on an international scale?
Please reply
I invite you to the discussion
Thank you very much
Best wishes
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ICT tools are mainly used by researchers for its ability to ease knowledge-gathering process, easy communication, and to enhance resource-development. ... The use of ICT is based on the individual's logical assessment of how various applications increase his/her effectiveness and efficiency in work and provide ease in communication with collaborators. https://www.ukessays.com/essays/information-technology/role-of-ict-in-research-information-technology-essay.php
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I have collected data on a survey using likert scale questions (strongly disagree, disagree, agree; 1-2 hours, 3-4 hours; etc) about teacher uses of social media. I am trying to see the relationship if there is a relationship between demographic info (grade level they teach at, number of years of teaching, type of school they teach out) and how they're using social media (strongly agree that they use it to find lesson resources, or disagree that they interact with colleagues).
It's a small sample size--only 83 participants. I'm unsure of which statistical test I should use. I am thinking a Kruskal-Wallis due to the small size and distribution of of participants.
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If you have only LIkert-scored variable, then you need to use non-parametric statistics. But if you have several such variables, you can assess the possibility of creating a scale, where the first step would be to assess coefficient alpha.
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I am currently working on a paper to discuss topic modeling and it's application to datasets taken from social media. According to slides taken from Dr. Eduardo Miranda, a hypothesis is a testable statement derived from a theory. I'd love to get feed back on my hypothesis for this topic.
The question that we propose is what are the topics generated by Latent Dirichlet Allocation after removing the top 1000 most common English words from our data set? Our hypothesis is that the topics extracted from the data set will contain topics that correlate the sharing of information with philosophy given that philosophy is the study of knowledge and experience and that most online communities are used for learning.
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In my opinion, in the preprocessing process there should be a stage of eliminating the most common words in a language using a stop word list and the LDA method is aimed at grouping word sets, so where is the contribution? what you want to solve in your research paper? I think you should first determine the direction of your paper
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Hi all,
I am wanting to conduct a q-sort for my dissertation, but the pandemic is preventing any face-to-face interaction. My goal is to create a link participants can use to sort items, create a social media post with the link in it, and then collect data from participants clicking on the link. I cannot find a program that will create one link and collect the data from multiple participants. (e.g., Participant A clicks on the link and then Participant B clicks on the same link, but only one set of data is collected.) I'm trying to work with qsortware, but it is connected to email accounts. Does anyone know how to open one link in qsortware for multiple users to participate?
Thanks,
Jordan
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Hi Jordan,
Cornelia already linked to our software, which is free. More details can be found here: https://mesoftware.org/index.php/mesort/
Best wishes,
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Greetings everyone and thank you in advance for your response to my questions.
I am currently learning my way through using AMOS for my multiple regression analysis, so I am humbly asking for some guidance, insights and opinions from fellow experts in here.
I have two models that I want to test out the roles of social media addiction, social comparison (two types: upwards comparison and downwards comparison) and experience in using skin lightening products on skin tone satisfaction. Based on these constructs and literature reviews, I have built two models, the proposed model and the alternative model. The models are as in the image attached.
My questions are:
1) How can I compare models if I used multigroup analysis to test for the moderation effect of social media addiction in the proposed model, i.e., Chi-square difference? I converted social media addiction into 2 groups: addicted and not addicted to social media. If I were to compare AIC and BIC values with the alternative model for model selection, which AIC&BIC values should I use? The AIC&BIC from n = all participants, or from each "addicted" and "not addicted to social media" groups? Is there any steps-by-steps guidelines that I can follow to properly compare a multigroup analysis model?
2) Based on my models, am i doing it right if I compute the AIC and BIC values for each hypothesis in each prospective models (i.e., H1 is considered as R1 model, H2 as R2 model etc.) or I should just compute the AIC and BIC values for the two models as it is (testing for all hypotheses simultaneously, hence computing the AIC and BIC of the model as a whole)?
I apologize if the questions are lengthy. I tried to explain as much as I could because I cannot find any literature to help me with this uncertainty of mine. Your responses are very much appreciated!
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This is an interesting question, but in my opinion, the pure statistics of fit inidces cannot tell you which model is "true". It needs a strong theory and moderation and mediation have very different implications. A cross sectional model is not suitable to distinguish between them, but a longitudinal may catch the mediating role.
Just as an illustration, why you may unable to decide which model is better, here a small simulation in R:
set.seed(666)
X <- rnorm(100)
M <- 0.5*X + rnorm(100, 0, 0.8)
I <- X*M
Y <- 0*X + 0.5*M + 0.5*I + rnorm(100, 0, 0.8)
# MEDIATION STEPS
summary(mod1 <- lm(Y ~ X))
# Estimate Std. Error t value Pr(>|t|)
# (Intercept) 0.2350 0.1271 1.849 0.0675 .
# X 0.2545 0.1238 2.055 0.0426 *
summary(mod2 <- lm(M ~ X ))
# Estimate Std. Error t value Pr(>|t|)
# (Intercept) -0.06358 0.08997 -0.707 0.481
# X 0.65975 0.08766 7.526 2.56e-11 ***
summary(mod3 <- lm(Y ~ X + M))
# Estimate Std. Error t value Pr(>|t|)
# (Intercept) 0.2636 0.1214 2.171 0.03239 *
# X -0.0421 0.1482 -0.284 0.77703
# M 0.4495 0.1360 3.305 0.00133 **
# MODERATION
summary(mod4 <- lm(Y ~ X * M))
# Estimate Std. Error t value Pr(>|t|)
# (Intercept) -0.11526 0.08753 -1.317 0.191
# X 0.08135 0.09908 0.821 0.414
# M 0.54141 0.09069 5.970 3.99e-08 ***
# X:M 0.56770 0.05100 11.132 < 2e-16 ***
In this model the classical Baron and Kenny approach (I didnt want to do the extra step via indirect effects) we have a full mediation. X predicts Y and also M. In the MR the influence of X is reduced to zero and M has still a significant weight.
In the moderation, the interaction is significant. So, both models are correct and represent the original simulated model. Therefore, in this simulation both models represent the true underlying model and neither is wrong.
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Factors that affect the choice of career (profession) are explained in different ways. Do you think that these factors are mostly about media (social media, TV, series, movies, etc.) today? Or do traditional factors still continue to be effective in choosing a profession?
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Sertaç Ercan , thank you for sharing your preliminary findings. Very interesting information about Gen Z. Well, good luck on your on-going research.
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Hi there,
I'm looking for an existing open dataset about conspiracy thinking in relation to social media and network diversity and with the variables on age, gender and education level. Is there anyone who can help with this?
Thanks in advance!
Greetings,
Kimberly
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Kimberly de Groot defining conspiracy is difficult. There is usually a grain of truth in all conspiracy theories. With a statement like that, I have to back that up. Let's start with mythology
The existence of giant cyclops, today we are sure they were figments of Greek imagination, yet Greeks in ancient times could view the skeletons of cyclops skulls all over the islands. Why, well no one had ever seen an elephant yet before they existed in mainland Greece and the isles. the nasal cavity was so large the Greecian experts or storytellers assumed that these giants had one eye.
The grand daddy of modern conspiracy theories occurred during the Spanish flu. People all over the world believe the german company Bayer was secretly putting the disease in their aspirins as revenge for losing WWI.Silly right? yet with what we know of Reye syndrome and aspirin and the high doses of aspirin given to patients at that time would be unthinkable today. So was aspirin implicated in the horrible mortality of the Influenza of1919? Certainly, bleeding was occurring in the intestines and the stomach of the victims where the virus was multiplying and because iron is tightly regulated in our bodies it is the limiting factor for viral reproduction see
I will let you decide if this was a conspiracy with a great deal of truth.
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Does any of you examine correlations between the profile of interests, between the environment of raising children and youth and the type of social networking site and the thematic profile of websites, types of social media sites, their specific thematic subpages?
In my opinion, this may be interesting research. It is worth exploring correlations between the profile of interests, between the environment of bringing up children and youth and the type of social networking site and the thematic profile of websites, types of social media websites, their specific thematic subpages. In this respect, there may be strong correlations that are worth investigating scientifically. Interesting may also be correlations between the development of children's and teenagers 'interests and the websites of social media portals viewed and certain types of thematic and group websites focusing on particular Internet users' environments.
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In recent years, the dynamic development of popular social media portals, which a significant part of children and adolescents browse every day on smartphones, has a significant impact on the profile of interests of children and adolescents. Recently, there is more and more data suggesting the negative impact of frequent browsing of popular social media portals by children and adolescents. In publications and media reports, there are theses about the correlation between the above issue and algorithms promoting specific posts and comments posted on such popular social media portals as Facebook, Instagram, Tweeter, TikTok, etc.
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Research Gate can be accessed through the computer browser or the smartphone browser or the RG App.
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I sometimes use the Research Gate portal on my smartphone. However, I use Research Gate more often on my laptop. Regardless of the device on which I use the Research Gate portal, this portal is useful and helpful in the context of research and discussions on scientific topics.
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Which social media portals are currently being used to the greatest extent in business, for example in internet marketing, in order to present the offer of products and services, present the mission and perspectives of the company's development, improve the company's brand image?
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Dear Main Al-Dalahmeh,
Yes, these are the leading social media whose business success is determined mainly by poorly implemented internet marketing. What do you think about it?
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Should social media portals be used to promote nature protection, including, among others, protection of natural biological ecosystems, protection of biological biodiversity, reclamation and restoration of biological ecosystems, development of green areas, afforestation of areas degraded by industrial development?
New, online media, including social media portals, should be engaged to promote the need for development of ecological activities, including the need to protect and develop forests and other issues related to environmental protection, protection of natural, biological ecosystems. Due to the progressing global warming process, with ever-emerging climatic disasters and weather anomalies, with increasingly drought, shrinking arable areas and areas of natural greenery, there is a growing need to increase expenditure on nature conservation and reclamation of areas devastated by human development of civilization .
As the importance of social media portals as sources of information is growing among children and adolescents, these portals of new online media should be used to promote the idea of ​​developing pro-ecological activities, the necessary development and implementation of ecological innovations into economic processes, development of renewable energy sources, excellence in waste segregation techniques , resignation from the use of non-biodegradable plastic from packaging, in addition to activation for the development of recycling, development of organic farming, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from various production processes, to the development of electromobility, nature protection also in urban parks, and also to promote the idea of ​​area development forestry, afforestation needs of areas degraded by the development of industry and protection of natural sites of biological ecosystems, such as ecosystems of rainforests, including, among others, the largest areas natural forest ecosystems, i.e. rainforests of the Amazon. To this end, social media portals should be increasingly used.
In view of the above, social media portals should be used as key marketing tools in planning and implementing social campaigns that promote the need to protect nature, including natural bilogic forest ecosystems, but also others, such as urban park ecosystems, for example, putting houses for birds and for insects , resignation of grass till the flower meadows needed for pollinating insects, etc. It is also necessary to also promote the protection of aquatic ecosystems, ie ecosystems of rivers, lakes, seas and assessments, which are increasingly polluted and also change biologically under the impact of the ongoing global warming process. Social media portals should be used to promote the need to implement sustainable economic pro-ecological development based on the philosophy of transformation of the classical economy in green economy into economic processes.
Of course, one of the most important elements of the necessary proecological reforms is also the need to protect natural clumping ecosystems, the need for their reclamation and reconstruction in the areas devastated by industrial development and the need for afforestation development both outside built-up areas and in urban agglomeration areas. This type of necessary pro-ecological activities should be promoted on social media portals. The state should finanate this type of social campaigns conducted in new online media, in particular in social media portals. Apart from state institutions, also various non-governmental organizations, social organizations should run such campaigns on social media portals, because such social campaigns conducted through social media portals using viral marketing instruments do not have to require the involvement of large financial resources.
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Yes, Nowadays Social Media is very powerful mechanism, You can change the political regime using social media. Therefore by sharing nature conservations themes people will be naturally change their mentality towards protection of environment.
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