Following ethical guidelines as prescribed by IRB procedures, participants were surveyed and categorized by their respective identity type using Marcia’s (1967) model of adolescence identity type.
Utilizing a socioconstructionist theoretical framework and Marcia’s model, journal entries, interview data, and Facebook observations from four students were analyzed over a four-week period.
It’s important to keep in mind that each of these searches was conducted for its own reason (exploring a topic, clarifying a term, seeking evidence to bolster an argument), and to answer a researcher’s questions.
Still, the aggregated data can be useful in shedding light on certain research questions.
Gender differences, recommendations for classroom inclusion of Facebook, and personal reflections on pedagogy were also described.
Researchers have used Google Trends data to investigate a number of questions, from exploring the course of influenza outbreaks to forecasting economic indicators.
In the nine months we spent digging into the data, we learned a great deal about the promise — and potential pitfalls — of using Google search data to answer questions about public attitudes and behaviors.
Here are six questions researchers, journalists and others should ask themselves if they are considering using Google Trends data in their own work.
All of these allow researchers to perform the same basic functions, such as offering results based on geographic locations and distinct time periods, but they do have some major differences.
The Trends API is available for journalists and academic researchers, while the Health API is only available to academic researchers.