Week 10 class plan

Posted: November 6, 2014 in Announcements
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Since I won’t be in class for next class, here is the plan we agreed upon:

Each student will browse a number of journals and conference proceedings from 2014 and identify 2 articles they want to read. The 2 articles must be outside the student’s main area of interest.

Then, each student will blog reading notes about the 2 articles before class time. The reading notes will be detailed enough to help others understand the article, but will still be concise. Make this an exercise in the art of effective explanation of scholarly research.

Then, during class time, all students will read and comment upon each other’s blog posts.

After class, please write a reflection where you preserve your takeaways. You might want to record:

  • ideas you learned about that you want to remember
  • articles you might want to read in the future
  • ideas you might want to look into in the future

Please find below a list of publication outlets where you are likely to find research on social media. Browse their tables of contents for the current year and pick 2 articles. Of course, you will need to get the full text through the libraries’ site.

This list is not exclusive, it’s just what I could think of off the top of my head, but I am missing many other ACM conferences that  publish social media research. As you come across more, please list them in the comments below.

  1. esidnam says:

    The Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking (http://online.liebertpub.com/loi/CYBER) and Media, Culture and Society (http://mcs.sagepub.com/) journals might also have some articles of interest!

  2. DMCrim says:

    For the research notes we write on our blog – do they need to follow the format of the worksheets we turn in class or any format we choose?

    • Mihaela says:

      Make sure you cover important content: what did they set out to do (research goal), how they did it (methods), what they found (results), and, so what?! – aka why does this matter, and to whom?

      If you find a better format than the worksheets to communicate clearly, go for it!