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Digitizing Sacks? Approaching social media as data

Housley, William ORCID:, Webb, Helena, Edwards, Adam ORCID:, Procter, Rob and Jirotka, Marina 2017. Digitizing Sacks? Approaching social media as data. Qualitative Research 17 (6) , pp. 627-644. 10.1177/1468794117715063

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During the course of this article, we explore ethnomethodological principles in relation to approaching social media as data. More specifically, we consider the extent to which the work of Harvey Sacks and his rich intellectual legacy might inform this nascent field of empirical inquiry. This exploration is realised in the context of interdisciplinary research at the interface of social and computational science. Drawing from an extensive range of empirical projects into social media we reflect on the efficacy and limitations of these principles (Sacks, 1992) for understanding social media interaction as open data and practical action in the digital age.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1468-7941
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 23 June 2017
Date of Acceptance: 23 May 2017
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2023 12:38

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