Workshop with Dr. Meghan Lynch, Dalla Lana School of Public Health (University of Toronto)
Health researchers increasingly acknowledge that social media platforms can be a trove of data for public health promotion research. Dr. Lynch examines how social media can provide novel insights in assessments of nutrition environments. Using her case study of online discussions about shopping for fruit and vegetables in Ottawa, Dr. Lynch will reflect on the methodological advantages and limitations of social media data, why health researchers and health practitioners should consider this data source, and what the established methods in media studies can offer to health research.
Two respondents from the communication studies program at Carleton University will comment on Dr. Lynch’s presentation: Kennedy Ryan (graduate student) and Dr. Keith Denny (visiting practitioner and Director, Clinical Data Standards and Quality, Canadian Institute for Health Information).
Open table discussion will follow.
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