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Addressing Methodological Challenges: A New Approach to Tracing Participation Patterns in Online Writing @ Paterson's Land, The Moray House School of Education, Edinburgh
Jul 4 all-day

The University of Edinburgh, The Moray House School of Education.

Scholars of media literacy have described a range of ways adolescents use digital tools and spaces to conceptualise, produce, and share creative works. However, research often has focused on the experiences of young expert creators, even as the field acknowledges the importance of activities like archiving, lurking, reading, liking, reviewing, and sharing original and transformative works. Few researchers have devised methods to trace or describe these broader, more common participation patterns. In this presentation, we draw on our online ethnographic research to address this challenge by focusing on feedback that fanfiction authors receive from their readers. We then outline a linguistic analysis method for understanding fanfiction reviews and detail how it allows us to trace online interactions. We argue for a move away from space-based framing into more transliteracies approaches to addressing the methodological challenges of tracing participation patterns in online writing. We share examples from our fanfiction dataset and involve participants in a hands-on workshop with coding, analysing, and making sense of participation patterns and practices within online writing.

More information from: http://www.de.ed.ac.uk/event/addressing-methodological-challenges-new-approach-tracing-participation-patterns-online