What Does the Future Hold?
Detail how you could use social media in your chosen organization to advance action research and, ultimately, the organization. Discuss the following:
Demonstrate how confidentiality and informed consent are protected in the action research project.
Discuss ways in which you might use the Internet and social media for your research—through Facebook, blogs, Twitter, etcetera.
Explain how action research proponents could utilize social media to communicate and share information.
Using systems thinking, evaluate the implications of using social media in action research to introduce change to a program or organization.
To complete your assignment on how to use social media to advance action research in an organization, follow the steps outlined below:
- Introduction: Start your essay by providing a brief overview of your chosen organization and the relevance of action research within that context. Explain what you aim to cover in your essay.
- Confidentiality and Informed Consent: Discuss how confidentiality and informed consent would be upheld during the action research project. Describe the measures you would take to protect participants’ personal information, privacy settings on different platforms, anonymizing data, etc. Include steps to ensure informed consent, like getting permission before sharing content, explaining the purpose of the research, and detailing how the data will be used.
- Using Internet and Social Media: Illustrate how various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc., could be utilized for your research. This could involve gathering information, disseminating surveys, following relevant hashtags, observing discussions, or engaging with the audience directly.
- Social Media for Communication and Information Sharing: Explain how proponents of action research could utilize these platforms to communicate and share information. This could include using social media to share updates, results, ask for input, or engage stakeholders in discussions.
- Systems Thinking Evaluation: Using systems thinking, evaluate the potential implications of using social media in action research to introduce change to a program or organization. Consider both the positive and negative potential outcomes. This might involve looking at the wider impacts on the organization, such as public image, engagement levels, or potential for real-time feedback, as well as challenges, like privacy concerns or managing misinformation.
- Conclusion: Summarize the potential of social media in facilitating action research in your chosen organization, reiterating key points from your essay.
Review and revise your work before submission for any errors or areas of improvement.