AO. research collection of online data.

  • AO: Less about data practices in the collaboration and more about how the research team collected their data of what was going on online: “We are taking screenshots of Facebook pages, Wiki pages and blog posts, and also taking daily notes to summarize ongoing activity. … collecting material samples on the use of online tools not only helps us learn about these tools, but also about the people using them, opening a window to their intentions and aspirations.” I’m a bit unclear on what is “collaborative” here as it largely just seems like the researchers collecting data off of the online site and remotely participating in discussions?

  • The data collected about the online conversations does not appear to have been shared back online or outside of the three-person researcher group.


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