ECREA’s Digital Culture and Communication (DCC) section invite applications for The Work-in-Progress in Social Media Research: a one-day remote ECREA pre-conference workshop to be held online via Zoom on Wednesday 12th October 2022.
We often encounter scholars' work at a finished stage – like a published article or a polished presentation – while the trials and tribulations of research are often experienced in isolation. This is especially the case for social media researchers, whose field sites can disappear overnight and who face new and challenging questions about the methods, ethics, and sometimes legalities of their work. The aim of this workshop is to create a collaborative space for social media researchers to feedback on each other’s ideas and concerns and help to inspire progress in what has been an extremely challenging couple of years.
We invite social media researchers to submit between 500-750 words about their “work-in-progress”, outlining the following as best they can:
The current stage of your work-in-progress
- Research context and background
- Research questions
- Research methods/approach
- Research ethics
- Which aspect of your research would you like to address in more depth (Choose one aspect and pose a question):
- Theories/concepts/research design
- Research ethics
Workshop attendees will be grouped together according to the aspect of their work-in-progress they wish to address in more depth, ranging from theoretical contributions to research methods and ethics.
We are also *delighted* to announce our two keynote speakers for the event: Keisha Bruce (University of Nottingham) and Dr. Hannah Ditchfield (University of Sheffield). Details about their talks will follow.