• Edmund Casey Hall Faculty Lounge (map)

Selfies, Sexting, and NSFW Content: Difficult Images in Digital Research - Katie Warfield, Journalism & Communication Studies and Director of The Visual Media Workshop, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

9:45 AM - Coffee

10:00 AM - Faculty Session 1 Current context of social media research

Theme: Bodies and people online as objects/data or affective humans? Your ethics will be based on your ontology concerning “being online”

  • Two camps: large scale big data analysis vs. small scale qualitative studies
  • Other ethics frameworks for online research: AoIR Ethical Guidelines for research, Microsoft research publications re: online research
  • Platform specificities/affordances/user agreements: Twitter, FB, Tumblr, Instagram, Snapchat, Fetlife

11:00 AM - Coffee Break

11:15 AM - Faculty Session 2 Discussion of Research Methods

Theme: Offline methods are evolving for online spaces

  • Visual Methods: photovoice/ photo elicitation for web research: I can talk about my digital storytelling projects for the photovoice and the phenomenological interviews with photo elicitation
  • Some of my current research is on evolving novel methods for online research: meating in the story, intra-views, reading photos vertically

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch for Faculty, REB and external attendees
To reserve your seat in one or both of these sessions, send your RSVP to eagle@stu.cano later than February 7th. Please indicate your food preferences (gluten-free, no dairy, vegan, allergies, etc.) in the same email. Last-minute catering adjustments will not be available beyond Feb. 7th. 
Thank you, 
Danielle Connell
REB Coordinator
St. Thomas University
(506) 452-0621