One way he’s doing his research is through a group on facebook.
Fantastic. Just look at all the data he’s collecting!
At last count there were:
- 6115 members (including me!)
- 56 discussion topics (mostly user generated)
- 648 wall posts
All of this will provide him with rich, detailed and focused feedback.
My mind is spinning. Not only is he collecting a wealth of data, but it’s probably pretty good stuff too. While there may be a possible ‘facebook’ effect, there’s minimal research effect: I’m guessing people are just telling it like it is.
What price would you put on this kind of data? Whether you’re a research buyer or supplier: think about that for a moment.
Well, guess what? It’s FREE! Gratis.
*Stops dead in tracks*
All this information, and for free? Isn’t this OUR manor? The researchers’ realm? Are we being ousted? Should we be worried?
I have my own point of view on this, but I’d be fascinated to hear what others think before I post…so any researchers reading this, please feel free to comment!