Wednesday, 10 May 2017
PhD student Wasim Ahmed published on LSE Impact blog: Using Twitter as a datasource an overview of tools (updated for 2017)
Extract taken from the LSE Impact blog:
Following his initial post on this topic in 2015, Wasim Ahmed has updated and expanded his rundown of the tools available to social scientists looking to analyse social media data. A number of new applications have been released in the intervening period, with the increasing complexity of certain research questions also having prompted some tools to increase their data retrieval functionalities. Although platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp have more active users, Twitter’s unique infrastructure and the near-total availability of its data have ensured its popularity among researchers remains high.
You can read the full post here.