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Survey of Social Media Data Management Practices

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Hemphill, Libby (ICPSR)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
    • Award Number: 1822228
Free Keywords
social media; data management
  • Abstract

    These data are the results of a survey of researchers who use social media data in their research. We recruited respondents through email lists (e.g., AIR-L the listserv for the Association of Internet Researchers), Facebook groups (e.g., Researchers of the Socio-Technical), and investigators’ individual social media accounts. The survey was open from July 31, 2018 to August 21, 2018 and received 73 responses. We offered three $100 Amazon gift certificates as incentives and used random number draws to select recipients. We used Qualtrics to manage our survey and collection of responses. Our survey instrument had five main sections: general and demographic, data acquisition, data transformation, analysis and visualization, and data sharing and reuse. We restricted our demographic data collection to an investigator’s affiliation (e.g., university, government lab) and position (e.g., PhD student, faculty, staff) in order to focus on the researchers’ practices rather than their individual characteristics.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2018-01-01 / 2018-12-31
    Collection Date(s): Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2018--Mon Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2018 (Summer 2018)
  • Is cited by
    URL: (Text)
  • Hemphill, Libby, Margaret Hedstrom, and Susan Leonard. “How Can We Save Social Media Data?,” May 6, 2019.
    • ID: (URL)

Update Metadata: 2020-02-13 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-02-13

Hemphill, Libby (2020): Survey of Social Media Data Management Practices. Version: 2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.