1. Social Media, Sociality, and Survey Research

  1. Craig A. Hill,
  2. Elizabeth Dean and
  3. Joe Murphy
  1. Joe Murphy,
  2. Craig A. Hill and
  3. Elizabeth Dean

Published Online: 30 SEP 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118751534.ch1

Social Media, Sociality, and Survey Research

Social Media, Sociality, and Survey Research

How to Cite

Murphy, J., Hill, C. A. and Dean, E. (2013) Social Media, Sociality, and Survey Research, in Social Media, Sociality, and Survey Research (eds C. A. Hill, E. Dean and J. Murphy), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118751534.ch1

Editor Information

  1. RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Author Information

  1. RTI International

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 SEP 2013
  2. Published Print: 13 OCT 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118379738

Online ISBN: 9781118751534

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Keywords:

  • social media;
  • sociality;
  • survey research

Summary

This is the introductory chapter of Social Media, Sociality, and Survey Research, which introduces the concept of the sociality hierarchy; that is, three “levels” of sociality inherent in the current (and future) state of person-to-person interactions using computing devices: broadcast, conversational, and community. The chapter shows examples of each level or category. It discusses the advent of social media in its many and varied forms, and defines it from the perspective of a survey researcher. It also shows why survey researchers should be interested in, and vigilant about, social media.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

social media