Big Data, Collection of (Social Media, Harvesting)
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AbstractSocial media provide gold mines of data for communication research. Different from traditional social science research methods such as survey, experiment, or content analysis, a new set of methods are required to collect Big Data from social media. In the current entry, we introduce the general procedure of how to collect social media data on content, usage, and structure via direct scraping and application programming interfaces (APIs). We also discuss sampling strategy and ethical issues involved in data collection from social media.
All Author(s) ListHai LIANG, Jonathan J. H. ZHU
All Editor(s) ListJörg Matthes
Book titleThe International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc.
LanguagesEnglish-United States
KeywordsAPI, data collection, sampling, social media, web scraping

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