This session will offer an introduction to researching online in the Humanities and Social Sciences, with a focus on qualitative approaches to the study of contemporary digital materials. The session will provide an overview of some of the primary areas and approaches to online research, such as digital culture studies and digital ethnography, as well as introducing tools for collecting or locating online materials such as social media content or rapidly changing websites. We will look at how online materials can be used alongside ‘offline’ research, and also discuss specific issues involved in working with online data, such as ethical concerns.

Session Leader: Naomi Wells (Institute of Modern Languages Research, SAS)

All welcome

This event is free to attend, but booking is required. It will be held online with details about how to join the virtual event being circulated via email to registered attendees 24 hours in advance.