Research Blog

Can we generalize from one social media platform to another?

Galen Panger, School of Information, University of California, Berkeley

March 19, 2018

One of the things my dissertation, Emotion in Social Media, highlights is the importance of the comparative perspective in social media research. I looked at three big questions in the field, proposing the same hypotheses for both Facebook and Twitter — but ended up drawing some conclusions that were pretty divergent and unique to each Read on! →

Exploring serendipity: Information encounters and their practical legal impact

Yosef Solomon, Advocate and Doctoral Researcher, Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan University

December 9, 2017

Law is a highly information intensive profession.1 To provide proficient legal services to their clients, lawyers must command the applicable law and judicial resolutions governing the issue in question, on a continuous basis. However, the basic step of finding a leading case involving an issue is in many cases actually difficult to attain.2 This is Read on! →

Exploring Fine-Grained Emotion Detection in Microblog Text

Jasy Liew Suet Yan, Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Sciences, University of Science Malaysia.

October 24, 2017

Endowing computers with the ability to recognize emotions in text has important applications in the field of information science. Over a decade of research in sentiment analysis on Twitter, a popular microblogging site, has allowed large amounts of tweets (i.e., Twitter posts) to be harnessed to predict stock market trends1, measure the population’s level of Read on! →

Social Trust in Internet Infrastructure

Ashwin J. Mathew, School of Information, UC Berkeley

October 10, 2017

From its inception, the Internet has held the promise of creating more democratic societies, by bringing people across the world into conversation and closer relationships with each other. Yet it seems that hardly a day goes by without a data breach, concerns about “fake news”, or newly discovered vulnerabilities in the computer systems that we Read on! →

Understanding Design Education in Librarianship

Rachel Ivy Clarke, Syracuse University School of Information Studies

October 4, 2017

Although creating information tools and services is an integral aspect of the field, American librarianship is typically considered a social science. In my 2016 dissertation, I demonstrated that an alternative epistemological approach—that of design–is an appropriate framework for librarianship, offering opportunities for innovation, empowerment, and stronger explicit alignment with the values of the field.1 However, Read on! →

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Research Categories

distributed work  (1)
education in library and information sciences  (1)
human information behavior  (1)
information seeking/retrieval  (1)
infrastructure studies  (1)
library science  (1)
natural language processing  (2)
online communities  (1)
Qualitative research methods  (1)
Quantitative analyses including statistics  (1)
social media (2)
text/data/knowledge mining  (1)