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Outputs - 2015

Journal articles

Book chapters

Ackland, R. and J. Zhu (2015), "Social Network Analysis," in P. Halfpenny and R. Procter (eds) Innovations in Digital Research Methods, SAGE Publications. (download pre-print)

Other publications

Ackland, R. and K. Tanaka (2015), "Development Impact of Social Media," background report for World Bank World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends. (link to background report on WB site)

Graham, T. and R. Ackland (2015) - SocialMediaLab R package for collecting and constructing networks from social media data. (link to page on CRAN)

Refereed conference papers

Working papers

Ackland, R (2015), "Testing for the Existence of a Representative Interest Actor," paper presented at 6th Workshop on Information in Networks (WIN), New York University Stern School of Business, 2-3 October 2015.

O'Neil, M. and R. Ackland (2015), “Competition in an Online Social Movement Field,” revise and resubmit.

O'Neil, M. and R. Ackland (2015), "Do we need a Theory of Online Fields?," in preparation.

Ackland, R.,  O'Neil, M. and C. Pérez,  (2015), "Tweeting the Frame: Frames and Fields in the Age of the Networked Individual," in preparation.

Seminar/workshop presentations

April 2015 - Robert Ackland presented on "Big Data in the Social Sciences: Challenges, Opportunities and Tools" to the ACT Chapter of Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia (IAPA), 29 April 2015. (download presentation)

April 2015 - Robert Ackland and Kyosuke Tanaka presented on "Social Media and Development" at the "Information and Communication Technologies in Melanesia - Building a Research Community" workshop, held at ANU, 21 April.

May 2015 - Robert Ackland gave presentation (via skype) on "Using R for Social Media Analytics" at the Tools for Teaching and Learning of Social Media Analytics Blue Sky workshop at the 2015 International Communication Association conference (San Juan, Puerto Rico, 21-25 May). (download presentation)

September 2015 - 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, 8 September.

September 2015 - Robert Ackland presented on "VOSON Lab Overview and Research on Fields and Frames on Twitter" at the Department of Communication, Ghent University, 28 September.

September 2015 - Robert Ackland presented on "VOSON Lab Overview and Research on Social Dynamics in Eating Disorder Communities on Twitter" at the Web Science Institute, University of Southampton, 29 September.

November 2015 - at the "Computational approaches to studying networks in text, language and society" workshop there were the following presentations by VOSON Lab affiliates:

  • Haris Memic - Discussion on Possibilities and Challenges of Dynamic Network Analysis Illustrated on a Twitter Advocacy Network
  • Mahin Raissi - Actual friends on Facebook
  • Robert Ackland - Social Dynamics in Eating Disorder Communities on Twitter

December 2015 - Haris Memic presented on "Introduction to Dynamic Social Network Analysis with Tnet" at the IR & Friends seminar series at CSIRO.

December 2015 - Robert Ackland presented on "Adaptive Sampling from Large Scale Online Networks," at the ANU Centre for Social Research & Methods seminar, 2 December.

Events organised

5 November 2015 - "Computational approaches to studying networks in text, language and society" workshop held at ANU (organised by R. Ackland).

Training programs

29 June - 3 July 2015 - "Big Data Analysis for Social Scientists" 5-day course held at the ACSPRI 2015 Winter Program (co-taught by R. Ackland and Tim Graham). (ACSPRI page) (course webpage)

14-17 July - "Big Data Analysis in R" training session held at ANU (co-taught by R. Ackland and Tim Graham). (course webpage)

27 October - Robert Ackland gave a guest lecture on "The Social Scientists Role in the Era of Big Data" at the "Big Data and the Policy Process" short course held at the ANU.

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