Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities: Mining Social Media (All Faculties)
Duration 2 hours
Team Researcher Academy

This online course is run by the Researcher Academy

Target Audience: ALL research students and research staff across all faculties.


This webinar contributes to the Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities series.

Students will learn the basics of how to gather public data from individuals and groups on social media sites (mainly Twitter, but including a discussion of Facebook, Flickr, Youtube, and other sites). 

An external speaker will provide practical examples of how to use a specific social media data mining software package, will show how data is able to be visualised using social science methods and will present ways to analyse this data. There will also be discussions about the ethics of doing this kind of research.

No technical skill required; all those with an interest are encouraged to attend!

Course Accessibility

The following table shows a summary of what is needed to participate in the course. 

If you feel you will experience any difficulties participating, please let us know via the ‘special requirements’ tab, providing as much information as possible. The special requirements tab can be completed when you book your place. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at

Access MS Teams
Use MS Teams chat box function
Watch and listen to the course tutor(s) and/ or other attendees
Follow presentation slides during the course
Attend course as specified date and time


Webinar Access Instructions 

This session may be recorded. If a recording is kept of the session, then please note, that it may be made available to the wider University of Nottingham researcher community.

This is an online session within Microsoft Teams. On the day of the session please use the link in this email to join the meeting. Please do not click the link in this email until the day of the session. 

You will need a headset or speakers for the webinar and we recommend that you join 10 minutes before the webinar is due to start so that you can test them. Please mute your microphone, switch off your webcam and open the chat box function as you join the Teams meeting. Any questions can be asked via the chat box. 

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