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Title chapter: Social media in shaping health-related norms: A review study and reflection of review
Author: Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt and Annamaria Pulga
Keywords: systematic literature review, social media, health norms, PRISMA, check-list
Abstract: This paper introduces the use of Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses, PRISMA, which can be useful both when selecting material for a systematic literature review, and writing the results of a literature review in a research paper. We exemplify our discussion by analyzing existing research relating to social media shaping different norms. Overall, while the underlying paradigmatic thinking related to PRISMA is positivist, we argue that there is also merit in trying to implement the approach in media and communication studies, in conjunction with more critical approaches to literature reviews.
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