Save the Date ! The use of social networks as a research methodology (Research Talk – April 21st, 2021 – In Spanish)

This year CIRAD-IFCU launches a series of webinars entitled « Research Talks » aimed at covering some of today’s major trends in the research field. The webinars welcome one or two speakers each month, who will present an overview of a selected trend at a national, regional or global scale based on their own works and experience. Presentations will be followed by half an hour of informal debate and interaction with participants. The Talks will take place in English, French or Spanish depending on the guest(s) and the regions targeted.
The topics dealt with during the first semester will address open access, responsible research and innovation (RRI), use of social networks as a research technique, sustainable research practices and scholarly publishing.


The use of social networks as a research methodology

Dr. Rosa Aparicio Gómez
Instituto Universitario José Ortega y Gasset (Madrid, Spain)

Our guest will present the different possibilities offered by the use of social networks as a research methodology. This is a trend that has been emerging in recent years following the multiplication of social networks whose enormous potential remains unexploited. Several examples based on research projects in the field of social sciences for which the use of one or more social networks has been decisive will be presented during this meeting. In these times of pandemic, this type of methodology is of interest in the case of longitudinal studies for which it is sometimes difficult to contact all the informants of the initial sample; for the administration of national or international surveys through networks in order to give them the widest possible dissemination; or for the study of the different uses that certain groups make of these networks, of the contents and values that circulate in them, and of the different modes of interaction between their members.


Save the Date !
One-time session in spanish on April 21st, 2021 at 3.30PM (Paris Time)

To register, please click here.


Rosa Aparicio holds a PhD in Political Science and Sociology from the Pontifical University of Salamanca and a BA in Social Science from the same university. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Sociology from Boston College, USA, and a degree in Clinical Psychology from the School of Psychology and Psychotechnology at the Complutense University of Madrid.

Currently, Dr. Aparicio Gómez is a researcher at the Instituto Universitario José Ortega y Gasset (Madrid, Spain). From 1973 to 2009, she was Professor of Sociology (since 1994 with the rank of Professor) at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas. She was the founder of the Institute of Migration Studies at the same university and its director from 1994 to 2004. From 2007 to 2009, she was director of the Department of Sociology and Social Work, also at Comillas.

She has represented Spain on the Board of Directors of the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC) and the European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). She is currently President of the National Forum for the Integration of Immigrants, and President of the Immigration Forum of the Community of Madrid. She has been a scientific advisor on research for the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU).

She is a member of the scientific committees of several specialized journals, having founded and directed the journal MIGRACIONES for 12 years, and has more than 100 publications.