- The Social Media Theory and Research course at the Radboud University will introduce participants on what typical social media data (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube) tells us about politicians’, journalists’ and citizens’ engagement in society. Using a multi-theoretical approach (communication political, psychological), participants will learn how to look at these actors’ online behaviour, their expressed opinions and sentiments as well as their interconnectedness (online social networks). Furthermore, attention will be devoted to the potential that social media data provide but also to the limitations of social media data.
- Basically, whatever keeps people busy. This kind of public communication has received lots of positive but mainly negative attention in the mainstream media as well as in the social sciences. A subdivision of social media research concerns how regular people (citizens), political actors (politicians, organizations) and media professionals (journalists) use social media to share opinions about issues, create online communities and use social media strategically to inform or to win over people, e.g. to vote for them.
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In this course you will learn how to look at these social media data to understand how journalists, politicians, and citizens use social media. The course has three main parts:
- theorizing social media in general,
- theorizing online journalism and
- theorizing online political communication.
- 5 days
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Even though it is not required to be experienced in statistics, having affinity with quantitative research, familiarity with as well have experience with using computers (cf. installing software) is considered helpful.
- Motivation letter
You will need to bring your own laptop. A laptop with the following requirements should be sufficient:
- At least 4Gb RAM memory,
- Running Windows 8.1 or higher, or a Linux (Ubuntu 16.04 or higher),
- Wireless internet capability.
International550 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 550 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.
EU/EEA550 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 550 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.
Reduced Fee: € 495 early bird discount – deadline 1 March 2021
Living costs for Nijmegen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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