Anca Aştilean

The new aspects of the research field

Anca Aştilean


Article information

Volume: XI Issue: 1, Pages: 121-130
Rafaela Hilário Pascoal
Babeş-Bolyai University, Centre for Population Studies, Avram Iancu str., 68, 400083,Cluj-Napoca, Romania
anca.astilean@gmail.com


Abstract

This paper discusses the new approach one can have during fieldwork and how the social media changed the way we view the interactions a researcher has with the people he interviews. From the contacts on Facebook to the online interview (somewhat new for migration research in Easter Europe), it is easier than ever to contact the people you wish to have in your study and at a same time the question of the validity of the study deepens as we, as researchers, emerge into the social media and behind the screen more and more.

Keywords: social media, Facebook, Skype, online research, interviews, methodology, field research

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