Roach, Luke Morgan

Start date:
October 2015
Research Topic:
The Collaborative Online Social Media Observatory (COSMOS) and Crowd-Sourcing Social Sensing for Statistical Modelling
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Dr. Matthew Williams and Dr. Pete Burnap
Supervising school:
School of Social Sciences,
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship

This project will use the Collaborative Online Social Media Observatory (COSMOS) as a means to collect “big data” and explore its application in sociological research. Providing both advantages and pitfalls when compared to traditional research methods, the ubiquity of online social information provides a vast arena in which to conduct research, and its unique value and function as an augmentation to traditional research, a replacement or something different all together, will be a focus of this project.