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Innovations in Online Research

A Network for PGRs Launch Event
Wednesday May 9, 2019
The University of Manchester

The Innovations in Online Research Network is a regional academic group
that aspires to connect postgraduate researchers across the North West of
England and beyond interested in online research methods. We also aim to promote
interdisciplinary and collaborative research opportunities for all

This new network will be launched with the first Innovations in Online
Research Workshop, on 9 May 2019 (9:30-4:45). This FREE PGR-led workshop
will be hosted by The University of Manchester’s Sociology Department in
conjunction with postgraduate researchers from The University of Liverpool
and Lancaster University. The event is open to all PGR students in the
social sciences who use or plan to use online research methods.

The event will include a roundtable, group discussion sessions, and a
networking reception where participants will showcase their research
using an A3 sized mini-poster. The event seeks to stimulate
important debates about using online methods for social science research in
the digital age including, but not limited to, the following issues:

·     Methodological practises, including limitations and potential

·     The future and past of research in the Digital Age

·     Leveraging social media data: biases, access, inequalities

·     Technical, ethical, epistemological and ontological challenges
relating to social media data

·     Qualitative and ethnographical methods for studying social media use

·     Quantitative online research and big data

·     Recruiting participants via online platforms

To apply please register at:
https://innovationsmcr.wixsite.com/home/register where you will be asked to
submit a short statement of interest (between 200 and 300 words, focusing
on how the event is relevant to your research and how you are using online
methods) as well as a mini-poster plan. The mini-poster plan should be in
the form of bullet points on your planned poster content, which could
include the ways you have used online methods in your work, the
complications you have faced or your theoretical ideas about online methods.

For more information, visit: innovationsMCR.wixsite.com/home or email
We look forward to receiving your application and building this network with you!