Social Media's Negative Influences on Social Interaction Essay examples

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Does Social Media Positively or Negatively Influence Social Interactions? How Is Social Media Used as an External Attribution?
Stefan V. Salazar-McGovern
Capella University
Professor Pierre Nunez

Table of Contents
Abstract………………………………………….…………………………………………3
Introduction……………………………………….……………………………….……….4
Setting……………….…………………….……....……………………………….………6
Location Advantages……..…………….……………………..………………….7
Location Disadvantages………….………………………………………..……..8
How social psychology considers social media in this environment..……………….9
Research Methods………………………………………………………………………..11
Ethical Challenges………………………………………………………………………..12
Research Analysis………………………………………………………………………..13
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In this study, we will find out if social media being present will cause conversation to take place between groups of people that know each other, as well as complete strangers. What also will be recorded is whether the use of social media will result in social media interactions, as opposed to face to face interactions. An example of this would be if a person using social media on their tablet saw a YouTube video, and due to how funny they found the video, they then proceeded to text friends or post information on Facebook and/or Twitter about the video.
This study will take place in two different locations, the first place being a Starbucks coffee shop in Coalinga, CA, while the second place will be West Hills Community College in Coalinga, CA. The setting’s benefits and weaknesses will be discussed later in this research assignment. The purpose of this location is to record the actions and uses of social media with complete strangers, as well as groups of people that know each other. By monitoring the interactions of people in a coffee shop, the author is able to see how much time that people rely on social media in a half hour setting. The coffee shop is used primarily as a place to study, interact in groups, read the newspaper, or to simply drink coffee. As opposed to a restaurant, where it is a more social atmosphere and it may be considered rude by patrons for people in their group to use their cell phones,
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