Online self-expression and experimentation as ‘reflectivism’: using text analytics to examine the participatory forum Hello Sunday Morning

Carah, Nicholas, Meurk, Carla and Angus, Daniel (2015) Online self-expression and experimentation as ‘reflectivism’: using text analytics to examine the participatory forum Hello Sunday Morning. Health: an interdisciplinary journal for the social study of health, illness and medicine, 1-17. doi:10.1177/1363459315596799

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Author Carah, Nicholas
Meurk, Carla
Angus, Daniel
Title Online self-expression and experimentation as ‘reflectivism’: using text analytics to examine the participatory forum Hello Sunday Morning
Journal name Health: an interdisciplinary journal for the social study of health, illness and medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1363-4593
1461-7196
Publication date 2015-07-27
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1363459315596799
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Start page 1
End page 17
Total pages 17
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Hello Sunday Morning is an online health promotion organisation that began in 2009. Hello Sunday Morning asks participants to stop consuming alcohol for a period of time, set a goal and document their progress on a personal blog. Hello Sunday Morning is a unique health intervention for three interrelated reasons: (1) it was generated outside a clinical setting, (2) it uses new media technologies to create structured forms of participation in an iterative and open-ended way and (3) participants generate a written record of their progress along with demographic, behavioural and engagement data. This article presents a text analysis of the blog posts of Hello Sunday Morning participants using the software program Leximancer. Analysis of blogs illustrates how participants’ expressions change over time. In the first month, participants tended to set goals, describe their current drinking practices in individual and cultural terms, express hopes and anxieties and report on early efforts to change. After month 1, participants continued to report on efforts to change and associated challenges and reflect on their place as individuals in a drinking culture. In addition to this, participants evaluated their efforts to change and presented their ‘findings’ and ‘theorised’ them to provide advice for others. We contextualise this text analysis with respect to Hello Sunday Morning’s development of more structured forms of online participation. We offer a critical appraisal of the value of text analytics in the development of online health interventions.
Keyword Alcohol
Online health interventions
Participation
Self-experimentation
Social media
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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