How to retrieve data from Twitter for researching purchase-decisions?


#1

Hi all- I’m quite new to using Twitter for development and plan to hire / outsource the project for the academic research. My goal is further examining consumer decision making and influence by the use of social networking sites, for instance Twitter.

Is anyone able to further direct me what kind of data can be retrieved from Twitter, that is related to purchase-decisions and online review sites. What I try to collect, is for instance the development of consumer opinions about a certain product introduction (let’s say Google Nexus, or something newer).

Thanks.


#2

The Twitter API returns Tweet data and metadata about Tweets. There is no data specifically related to purchase decisions or online review sites. Such a dataset would have to be collected from various places and collated by your application.