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This well timed publication evokes researchers to install suitable, powerful, cutting edge electronic equipment. It explores the connection of such the way to 'mainstream' social technological know-how; interdisciplinarity; concepts in electronic examine instruments; the possibilities (and demanding situations) of electronic equipment in discovering social existence; and electronic examine ethics.

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S decisions about API functionality, access limitations and Terms of Service. Several statements by Twitter Inc. that acknowledge the importance of Twitter data as an unprecedented record of public communication activities, as well as of independent scientific research as shedding new light on the user practices contained in such data, may be seen as seeking to address this troubling divide between data-rich commercial marketing research and data-poor publicly funded research. In 2010, the company gifted a complete and continuously updated archive of all tweets ever sent to the US Library of Congress, which the Library has subsequently sought to make available to selected researchers.

Recognize and acknowledge the limitations associated with big data analytics in social media. • Research involving social media analysis still requires attention to ethics; be sure to conduct a thorough ethical assessment of your study and complete any required ethical reviews. • In qualitative work, consider your ‘field site’. If you are studying behaviour, you may wish to consider multiple field sites involving both the digital realm and the non-digital world that people occupy (and bear in mind that the division between the two is not necessarily clear).

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