A conversation with Prof. Eric Jensen

Suppose you’ve started your own science festival, or launched a new exhibit at the local science museum. What are some reliable and valid ways to measure the impacts of these activities? How can tweets and other “digital traces” of participants be used when assessing impacts? We explore these topics with Prof. Eric Jensen from the University of Warwick, who is author of the book, Doing Real Research: A Practical Guide to Social Research.

 

Personal website: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/sociology/staff/jensen/

 

Further reading:

Jensen, E. (2017). Putting the methodological brakes on claims to measure national happiness through Twitter: Methodological limitations in social media analytics. PLOS ONE, 12(9), e0180080. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0180080

Kahle, K., Sharon, A., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2016). Footprints of Fascination: Digital Traces of Public Engagement with Particle Physics on CERN's Social Media Platforms. PLOS ONE, 11(5), e0156409. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156409

Weeth Feinstein, N., & Meshoulam, D. (2013). Science for what public? Addressing equity in American science museums and science centers. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 51(3), 368-394. doi: 10.1002/tea.21130

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