Robert Ackland presented on "Using Big Data to study society: Abortion debate on the Web Eating disorder communities on Twitter" at the Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria, on September, 8, 2015.
Robert Ackland gave presentation (via skype) on "Using R stats for Social Media Analytics" at the Tools for Teaching and Learning of Social Media Analytics Blue Sky workshop, at the 2015 International Communication Association (ICA) conference (San Juan, Puerto Rico, 21-25 May, 2015).
Dr Robert Ackland ran a five-day course on Social Media Analysis at the ACSPRI Winter Program, University of Queensland, 7-11 July 2014. The course provided 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
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