Standards and Practices in Large-Scale Social Media Research
Derek Ruths, Juergen Pfeffer, Organizers
Technical Report WS-15-18
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A number of recent papers have raised concerns about methodological practices in large-scale studies of social behavior, particularly those using social media data. Unaddressed, such concerns could call into question much work being done by the research community. The goal of this workshop was to encourage constructive and informed debate on these topics with the goal of producing a body of peer-reviewed work and a working paper of methodological recommendations for the community. Specifically, this workshop considered methodological issues that may threaten the validity, reproducibility, and generalizability of large-scale social media research studies.