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The Apomediated World: Regulating Research When Social Media Has Changed Research

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, January 2021
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (90th percentile)

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41 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page

Citations

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Title
The Apomediated World: Regulating Research When Social Media Has Changed Research
Published in
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, January 2021
DOI 10.1111/jlme.12056
Pubmed ID
Authors

Dan O’Connor

Abstract

Social Media, like Facebook and Twitter, are having a profound effect on the way that human subjects research is being conducted. In light of the changes proposed in ANPRM, in this article I argue that traditional research ethics and regulations may not easily translate to the use of social media in human subjects research. Using the conceptual model of apomediation, which describes the peer-to-peer way in which health information is shared via social media, I suggest that we may need to think again about the suitability of current regulations to deal with social media research.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 5 5%
Netherlands 2 2%
United States 2 2%
Unknown 82 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 19 21%
Student > Master 14 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 14%
Student > Bachelor 8 9%
Other 7 8%
Other 25 27%
Unknown 5 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 18 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 16%
Business, Management and Accounting 14 15%
Computer Science 9 10%
Psychology 8 9%
Other 13 14%
Unknown 14 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 September 2014.
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Outputs from Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
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