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Social Media for Research: Introduction

A guide explaining the different social media tools that can help at all stages in the academic research process.

This guide aims to give researchers some information on how social media can be used to aid the research process



Social Media can be used in a number of ways when doing research. You can use it to:

- Engage with people researching a similar topic

- Discuss your topic with others in your field to get some insight / different perspectives.

- Increase Awareness of your research field by sharing facts and findings 

- Get survey responses. Reach the target market for your research survey by choosing the right social media, where these people 'hang out'

This guide aims to help you decide the right social media platforms to use and the best way to use them to enhance your research.