On 13, 14 and 15 of October , CIAC researcher João Pinto attended the 12th Portuguese-Brazilian Open Science Conference, which took place at the University of Minho, in Braga and in online format.

The researcher João Pinto presented “Meta-modelo de Análise de Publicações nas Redes Sociais: génese de uma metodologia de mapeamento no digital”[Meta-model for Analysis of Posts on Social Networks: genesis of a mapping methodology in the digital], as a methodology for collecting, exploring, systematizing, interpreting and analyzing communications on digital social networks. The goal is to meta-systematize and analyze data from any social network, including spaces with specific characteristics such as Facebook groups, suggesting an adaptation of the more traditional methodologies, in other words, a mixed/multimodal use, in an approach to hybrid paradigms.

The model, developed according to the principles of Open Science, as a proposal for the advancement of knowledge and scientific research processes in the areas under study, emerged as a response to the specific needs of the project “Education, Cinema and Social Networks: an investigation on the National Cinema Plan”, hosted by CIAC, with funding from the Foundation for Science and Technology (SFRH/BD/137359/2018) and integrated in João Pinto’s PhD in Digital Media-Art, under the scientific supervision of Professors Teresa Cardoso (Open University) and Ana Soares (University of Algarve).

The authors situate this proposal as a contribution to research in the Social Sciences and Humanities, particularly in the field of digital social networks, platforms that are increasingly central in today’s life and that lack complementary instruments to those already existing, to help investigate and understand the dynamics that occur there.