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Abstract / Description of output
The rising popularity of social media, since their inception around 20 years ago, has been echoed in the growth of health-related research using data derived from them. This has created a demand for literature reviews to synthesise this emerging evidence base and inform future activities. Existing reviews tend to be narrow in scope, with limited consideration of the different types of data, analytical methods and ethical issues involved. There has also been a tendency for research to be siloed within different academic communities (eg, computer science, public health), hindering knowledge translation. To address these limitations, we will undertake a comprehensive scoping review, to systematically capture the broad corpus of published, health-related research based on social media data. Here, we present the review protocol and the pilot analyses used to inform it.
A version of Arksey and O’Malley’s five-stage scoping review framework will be followed: (1) identifying the research question; (2) identifying the relevant literature; (3) selecting the studies; (4) charting the data and (5) collating, summarising and reporting the results. To inform the search strategy, we developed an inclusive list of keyword combinations related to social media, health and relevant methodologies. The frequency and variability of terms were charted over time and cross referenced with significant events, such as the advent of Twitter. Five leading health, informatics, business and cross-disciplinary databases will be searched: PubMed, Scopus, Association of Computer Machinery, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts, alongside the Google search engine. There will be no restriction by date.
Ethics and dissemination:
The review focuses on published research in the public domain therefore no ethics approval is required. The completed review will be submitted for publication to a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary open access journal, and conferences on public health and digital research.
Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)
- Digital Health
- Social Media
- Research Methods
- Data Mining
- Health analytics
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1/08/15 → 31/05/18
A Public Health Research Agenda for Managing Infodemics: Methods and Results of the First WHO Infodemiology ConferenceCalleja, N., Abdallah, A., Abad, N., Ahmed, N., Albarracin, D., Altieri, E., Anoko, J. N., Arcos, R., Azlan, A. A., Bayer, J., Bechmann, A., Bezbaruah, S., Briand, S. C., Brooks, I., Bucci, L. M., Burzo, S., Czerniak, C., De Domenico, M., Dunn, A. G., Ecker, U. K. H., & 52 others, 15 Sept 2021, In: JMIR Infodemiology. 1, 1, p. e30979
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
How Shades of Truth and Age Affect Responses to COVID-19 (Mis)Information: Randomized Survey Experiment among WhatsApp Users in UK and BrazilVijaykumar, S., Jin, Y. & Pagliari, C., 23 Mar 2021, In: Humanities and Social Sciences Communications.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Aparicio-Martínez, P., Ruiz-Rubio, M., Perea-Moreno, A. J., Martínez-Jiménez, M. P., Pagliari, C., Redel-Macías, M. D. & Vaquero-Abellán, M., 1 Mar 2020, In: Telematics and Informatics. 46, 101304.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Use of Social Media for Health Communication and Health Surveillance: Opportunities, ethics and politics
Claudia Pagliari (Invited speaker)13 Jun 2022 → 14 Jun 2022
Activity: Academic talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Claudia Pagliari (Lecturer)2018 → …
Activity: Other activity types › Types of Business and Community - Continuing Professional Development (CPD)/Training