Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Social Media Research"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2013 - DURI
Research area(s):
social work, communication, web design, blogging, publishing, pr, writing
Project Description:
The project aims to create an annotated bibliography of social media research and to disseminate it in the form of social media posts, blogs, and other channels. The project is connected to the NSF grant KredibleNet, which aims to establish a research agenda for social media.
Expected Student Contributions:
The project will train the intern in the basics of identifying and utilizing quality social scientific research. The intern will work with the project coordinator to identify resources about social media research, including academic and industry papers, will summarize their findings, and will write brief reports and papers that will be posted on a variety of social media channels maintained by the project. He or she will also participate in organizing a workshop on social media research to be held in October 2013 in Silicon Valley.
Related Website(s):
Desired Qualifications:
While some web design experience is desirable, adequate level of computer literacy and familiarity with web technologies is sufficient. Ability and interest to identify interesting research articles, to summarize their findings and write exciting, informative reports and posts extremely important. Sophomore and Junior status preferred but not mandatory. GPA > 3.0 preferred.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Matei, Sorin

Student Supervisor

Sorin Matei
Associate Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Elisa Bertino
Computer Science