TwitterMind Study 1 and Study 2: Twitter use by people with communication disabilities after traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Investigators: Ms Melissa Brunner (PhD Student, The University of Newcastle)
A/Prof Bronwyn Hemsley (Primary Supervisor, The University of Newcastle)
Prof Leanne Togher (The University of Sydney)
A/Prof Stuart Palmer (Deakin University)
Dr Stephen Dann (Australian National University)
We are interested in finding out:
a) How people with TBI currently use social networking sites including Twitter
b) The nature and extent of any problems experienced in learning to use Twitter
c) If training in Twitter can help people with communication disabilities to access and use Twitter to exchange information.
We are interested in finding people who are willing to take part in research about the use of social media:
We are inviting teenagers or adults (aged 16 years and over), along with their family members/ partners/carers, who experience communication difficulties as a result of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and who are able to give their own consent to take part.
We will initially be running two (2) studies:
– Study 1 is an interview where we ask people to talk to us about their use of Twitter as well as to share their Twitter use for analysis.
– Study 2 is a survey where we ask people to talk to us about their use of social media.
Please note: Participants in Study 1 can also take part in Study 2.
The information gained from these studies will inform future research plans to develop social media training (starting with Twitter) for people with a TBI (which will be conducted subject to receiving ethical approval).