Towards reproducibility in online social network Research
|Name||Towards reproducibility in online social network Research|
Making research reproducible is difficult. So We characterise reproducible OSN research using three main themes: reporting of methods, availability of code, and sharing of research data. We survey 505 papers and assess the extent to which they achieve these reproducibility objectives. While systems-oriented papers are more likely to explain data-handling aspects of their methodology, social science papers are better at describing their participant-handling procedures. We then examine incentives to make research reproducible, by conducting a citation analysis of these papers. We find that sharing data is associated with increased citation count, while sharing method and code does not appear to be. Finally, we introduce our architecture which supports the conduct of reproducible OSN research, which we evaluate by replicating an existing research study.
|ieee paper year||2016|