While Facebook and LinkedIn are well established networking sites, researchers are just beginning to figure out and experiment with how to conduct scholarly research using these technologies. A journal titled, “Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking” focuses on this topic, as well as other technology related issues. Perhaps this is a journal to which you could submit your final assignment for publication.
For this discussion, please watch, “TED Talks: Nicholas Christakis –The Hidden Influence of Social Networks.” The speaker provides examples and stories regarding how social networks are being studied. Please answer the following questions for your initial post:
How can you apply networking research to the workplace?
How does social networking impact global organizations and our work as IO psychologists?
What are some research questions involving networking and/or social networking that you might want to look into at some point?
Now, check out The LINKS Center for Social Network Analysis (https://sites.google.com/site/uklinkscenter/home (Links to an external site.)). Click on “Research” and identify at least one article that is of interest to you (note that there are PDF versions for almost every article). Share the article title and major ideas in your post.
Propose additional areas of research or potential research questions in the area of social network analysis that are relevant to a peer’s post and/or interests.
Utilize at least one scholarly, peer-reviewed journal article as a resource. Your post should be at least 300 words.