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Linking Twitter & Survey Data

Online via Zoom
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Students: 100 €
Academics: 150 €
Commercial: 300 €
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Lecturer(s): Prof. Dr. Luke Sloan, Dr. Libby Bishop, Dr. Johannes Breuer

About the lecturer - Prof. Dr. Luke Sloan

About the lecturer - Dr. Libby Bishop

About the lecturer - Dr. Johannes Breuer

Course description

The workshop will cover the ethical and operational issues associated with linking Twitter and survey data. We will begin by thinking about what new and exciting opportunities this new form of linked data provides. We will then move on to the challenges associated with designing, collecting, analyzing, publishing and sharing this type of linked data. Drawing on experiences from the research that the instructors were involved in, we will explore issues around data access, informed consent, disclosure, security, and archiving. The workshop will consist of a combination of short lectures, practical sessions, and discussions.

Learning objectives

By the end of the workshop participants should:
  • know how Twitter data can be collected and linked with survey data
  • understand the key ethical challenges in linking survey and Twitter data
  • be familiar with the disclosure risks associated with linked survey and Twitter data as well as strategies for minimizing those risks

  • Prerequisites

    Participants should:
  • Have a basic understanding of key survey concepts such as informed consent, anonymity and data security
  • Be familiar with traditional ethical frameworks that govern social science research
  • Have a basic understanding of what Twitter is and why it might be useful for social scientists

  • Schedule

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