Social media and coaching: My research objectives

Here are my research objectives for my MA dissertation:

The purpose of this research is to investigate the extent to which social media tools and materials are currently being used by internal or external coaches to support face to face coaching in an organisational context. The organisation may be public, private or voluntary.

Specifically within the context of the organisation, the objectives of this research are to:

1. Identify whether social media tools and materials are being used by coaches to support face to face coaching

2. Explore which social media tools and materials are being used by coaches and how they are being used to support face to face coaching

3. Investigate perceived outcomes, benefits and disadvantages of using social media tools and materials to support face to face coaching

4. Investigate the barriers to using social media tools and materials to support face to face coaching

5. Formulate recommendations for ways in which social media tools and materials could be used to support face to face coaching