The challenges of online research is the overarching theme of two lectures and a workshop on February 11, 2015. The day begins with a lecture titled ”How do the new ICTs challenge the conventional survey research” (Pekka Räsänen). The lecture deals with the development of survey methodology in the 21st century. Especially, it is discussed how the new information and communication technologies have challenged the conventional techniques. The second lecture is titled ”Online hate: Challenges in conducting research on negative online behavior” (Matti Näsi). The main focus of the lecture is on some of the key observations from research focusing on cross-national exposure to harmful online content.
About the speakers:
Pekka Räsänen (Dr. Soc. Sc.) is Professor in Economic Sociology at the University of Turku, Finland. Räsänen has studied a variety of consumption and lifestyle related phenomena for more than 15 years. He has published more than 30 articles in such international journals as Sociology, Comparative Sociology, Sociological Spectrum, European Societies, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, European Journal of Ageing, New Media & Society, Computers in Human Behavior, Journal of Youth Studies, and Information Society.
Matti Näsi (Dr. Soc. Sc.) is Post-Doctoral researcher in Economic Sociology at the University of Turku, Finland. His research focuses on the impacts of information and communication technologies on society and social life, with current emphasis on implications concerning harmful online content.