ECU Research Week

Social media, research ethics and your research

Natacha Suttor
Kim Gifkins

'Presented at the ECU Research Week 2013, 16th to 20th September 2013'


Social media platforms (like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter) represent incredible potential for researchers to conduct research and recruit survey participants. However the old rules still apply, along with some new rules too. This presentation looks at current and emerging issues in conducting research on social media and recruiting participants using social media channels. It also covers guidelines that apply to your activities, examples and some best practices.