"Things that didn't work out in social media research - and what we can learn from them"
Have you ever tried approaches in social media research that did not quite work out? Now is the time to share these experiences! We would like everyone to submit their individual stories of "failed" research approaches in the field of studying social media and social media users. We are looking for examples from all phases of the research process (e.g. data collection, data processing, data analysis, data sharing, also including administrative tasks, research ethics and legal challenges) that did not work out as expected.
Presented case studies should help other researchers in the field to advance research methodology by identifying unsuccessful approaches and to inspire discussions on alternative solutions.
Submission deadline: May 16, 2015 (23:59 Hawaii time – no extension)
Notification: May 26, 2015
Camera-ready: June 20, 2015
Workshop date: June 29, 2015
WebSci15 Conference dates: June 28 to July 1, 2015
Early bird registration for WebSci15: May 28, 2015
Submissions should be extended abstracts of 1,000 to 2,000 words.
Submissions will be made via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferen
Please see the workshop website for details on how to prepare and submit your proposal:https://failworkshops
WORKSHOP STRUCTURE AT WEBSCI15
The three hours workshop at WebSci15 will consist of short presentations of about 15 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of discussions. In the discussions we aim at collaboratively searching for alternative solutions for the presented problems.
We are planning to organize additional #FAIL! workshops at other conferences in the future. In this way, we want to help to connect the different communities engaged in studying social media.
Watch out the workshop website for updates on upcoming events.
Katrin Weller, GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany (@kwelle,firstname.lastname@example.org
1st #FAIL! workshop (#fail2015a)
Held at Web Science Conference 2015 (#websci15), June 29, 2015, Oxford, UK
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