A case study of designing artificial Facebook pages: a new approach to online research [Online case study]

Machin, Tanya M and Brownlow, Charlotte and Jeffries, Carla H (2018) A case study of designing artificial Facebook pages: a new approach to online research [Online case study]. In: SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2. Sage Publications, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781526435095

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The main objective of this chapter is for readers to develop an understanding of both ethical and technical considerations of using social networking sites in psychology research. In addition, this text will describe the rationale behind the development of an artificial Facebook page, as well as the steps and skills that are necessary. This case study will describe some of the difficulties that the authors encountered during this process. It is expected that readers will gain a deeper understanding and develop a better appreciation of the wider issues involved in social networking research.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Online case study. Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling
Date Deposited: 14 May 2018 02:35
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2018 03:05
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4135/9781526435095
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33575

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