The Smart Sensing & Big Data Analytics: Governing through Information symposium was held at the ANU, on March, 3-4, 2014. The symposium was co-organised by Gavin Smith (School of Sociology, ANU) and Robert Ackland (VOSON Project, ADSRI).This symposium aims to pr
Robert Ackland was awarded a 3-year Australian Research Council Grant for the project "Understanding online attention and user-generated content creation: An information consumption and production perspective". There is a strong practical need for methods for understanding and measuring online behaviour.
As part of The Australian Sociological Association’s 50 Year Celebrations, Robert Ackland ran a master class for Masters and PhD students titled "Digital Methodologies: The next 50 years of research?" The master class was designed for Masters or PhD students who are thinking about or doing research drawing upon digitized methodologies, such as web based, s
Robert Ackland ran a five-day course on Social Media Analysis the ACSPRI Winter Program, University of Technology Sydney, 1-5 July 2013. The course provides students with an introduction to social media analysis in the context of social research. The course is designed for social researchers interested in social media, and covers methods of
Book "Web Social Science: Concepts, Data and Tools for Social Scientists in the Digital Age" now published!
Robert Ackland's new book Web Social Science: Concepts, Data and Tools for Social Scientists in the Digital Age (SAGE Publications) was published in June 2013! Also see the Web Social Science website.The book is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of web Social S
VOSON Lab affiliates: Mathieu O'Neil and Mahin Raissi gave presentations at the Sunbelt Social Networks Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), in Hamburg, Germany. Mahin presented on "Social Capital and Successful Ageing: Evidence from a Facebook Study" (joint with Robert Ackland) and Mathieu presented on "Competi
We reached an important milestone November last year, with our 1,000th VOSON registered user!
Robert Ackland and Mahin Raissi gave seminar presentations at the Department of Communication, Radboud University Nijmegen. Robert presented on his Twitter research and Mahin presented on her PhD research into social capital, social influence and successful ageing (using data from the AuSON Facebook application). We are very thankful to