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Social Media for Health Researchers

An introductory guide to tools, methods, and ethical issues.


The idea for creating this LibGuide came to me after I viewed a Medical Library Association Webinar titled: "Uninformed Participants and Informed Choices: Social Media Data in Health Sciences Research" I would like to thank Jordan Wrigley, MSLS, for her clear introduction to a complex topic.

About this Guide

Health & medical researchers are increasingly using social media platforms for the purpose of recruiting study participants and understanding health-related attitudes of the general population. This guide is designed to provide you with tools for working with social media data, an introduction to research methods, resources for understanding ethical issues, and tips for finding additional research.

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