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    Researching urban life through social media

    Rodgers, Scott and Moore, S. (2020) Researching urban life through social media. In: Ward, Kevin (ed.) Researching the City: A Guide for Students (Second Edition). London, UK: Sage. ISBN 9781529700954. (In Press)

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    The life of any city today, even a modestly sized one, will more than likely leave digital traces on some kind of social media platform. In this chapter, we focus on qualitative approaches to researching urban life through social media, while also pointing to some data analytics approaches that can inform qualitative approaches. The chapter is divided into three main sections: first, we provide a conceptual context for thinking about the intersection of social media and the urban; second, we examine some basic features of and issues with social media as urban data; and finally, we discuss some of the methodological issues that arise in research involving social media.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): social media, research methods, cities, urban geography
    School: School of Arts > Film, Media and Cultural Studies
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Interdisciplinary Research in Media and Culture (BIRMAC) (Closed)
    Depositing User: Scott Rodgers
    Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2020 13:10
    Last Modified: 13 Jun 2021 12:03


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