My Question: I use much of data from social media in my research. My sources are neither Facebook, Twitter, nor LinkedIn but other fora and discussion groups. How do I capture my data to benefit from the features in NVivo 10 or 11?
Our Answer: Social media data must exist in a matrix form in order to be imported into NVivo 10 as a dataset. NCapture currently facilitates this process for 3 social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. While it is beyond the current training to explain how this can be done, users with programming experience may be able to extract social media data from other social media service API (Application Programming Interfaces). These authors wouldn't be surprised to see custom social media sites being designed for research data collection and extraction with open source services such as Elgg and Google Groups.