Book
xxvii, 655 pages ; 26 cm
  • Online research methods
  • Designing online research
  • Online data capture and data collection
  • The online survey
  • Digital quantitative analysis
  • Digital text analysis
  • Virtual ethnography
  • Online secondary analysis
  • The future of online research.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
1 online resource (xviii, 189 pages)
Today's librarians need to be technology-savvy information experts who understand how to manage datasets. Demystifying eResearch: A Primer for Librarians prepares librarians for careers that involve eResearch, clearly defining what it is and how it impacts library services and collections, explaining key terms and concepts, and explaining the importance of the field. You will come to understand exactly how the use of networked computing technologies enhances and supports collaboration and innovative methods particularly in scientific research, learn about eResearch library initiatives and best practices, and recognize the professional development opportunities that eResearch offers. This book takes the broad approach to the complex topic of eResearch and how it pertains to the library community, providing an introduction that will be accessible to readers without a background in electronic research. The author presents a conceptual overview of eResearch with real-world examples of electronic research activities to quickly increase your familiarity with eResearch and awareness of the current state of eResearch librarianship.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781610695206 20160618
ebrary Single-user access
Book
1 online resource (vi, 246 p.) : ill.
  • Introduction Why Read This Book? The Book's Underlying Rationale Search Tools Covered in this Book Learning and Critical Thinking: The Essentials Learning and Assessment Basics Essential Learning Components Summary Clarifying What Is Required of You Clarifying the Nature of your Assignment Planning your Assignment Summary Finding High-Quality Information Defining 'Authoritative' Information Information Seeking Summary How to Do a Literature Review Initial Explorations Strategies for Finding High-Quality Academic Sources Summary Information Sources and Search Tools Types of information source Types of search tool Summary Mapping Search Approaches and Techniques to Information Needs Directory-Based Browsing and Searching Topic Similarity Searching Document Similarity Searching Filtering Citation Searching Boolean and Other Advanced Search Engine Operators Summary Scholarly Search Tools in Detail When to Use Which Search Tools Google Scholar SciVerse Scopus Web of Knowledge Incorporating Web of Science Summary Transforming Information into Evidence-Based Arguments Making Information 'Your Own' Critically Evaluating Information Validity, Reliability, Objectivity and Generalisability as Critical Tools Developing Your Own Evidence-Based Arguments Summary Presenting Your Evidence Effectively Plagiarism Citing Your Sources Summary Keeping up to Date A New Document is Published on your Topic Documents in Which You Are Interested Are Cited in a Newly Published Document An Author is Cited by a New Document or Publishes a New Document A New Issue of a Journal in which you are Interested is Published A website in Which You Are Interested is Updated Summary Organizing and Sharing Your Information Mendeley Basics Importing Data from Google Scholar and Other Search Tools Adding PDF Files to Your Library Inserting References into Your Work Summary.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780857023650 20160618
This book will be vital reading for anyone doing research, since using the web to find high quality information is a key research skill. It introduces beginners and experts alike to the most effective techniques for searching the web, assessing and organising information and using it in a range of scenarios from undergraduate essays and projects to PhD research. Nigel Ford shows how using the web poses opportunities and challenges that impact on student research at every level, and he explains the skills needed to navigate the web and use it effectively to produce high quality work. Ford connects online skills to the research process. He helps readers to understand research questions and how to answer them by constructing arguments and presenting evidence in ways that will enhance their impact and credibility. The book includes clear and helpful coverage of beginner and advanced search tools and techniques, as well as the processes of: critically evaluating online information; creating and presenting evidence-based arguments; organizing, storing and sharing information; and, referencing, copyright and plagiarism. As well as providing all the basic techniques students need to find high quality information on the web, this book will help readers use this information effectively in their own research. Nigel Ford is Professor in the University of Sheffield's Information School.
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Book
622 p.
  • Acknowledgements Forward: The New Media, the New Meanwhile and the Same Old Stories Steve Jones Introduction Chapter 1: Are Instant Messages Speech? Naomi S. Baron Chapter 2: From MUDs to MMORPGs: The History of Virtual Worlds Dr. Richard A. Bartle Chapter 3: Visual Iconic Patterns of IM Hillary Bays Chapter 4: Research in e-Science and Open Access to Data and Information Matthijs den Besten Paul A. David Ralph Schroeder Towards Information Infrastructure Studies: Ways of Knowing in a Networked Environment Geoffrey C. Bowker, Karen Baker, Florence Millerand, David Ribes Chapter 5: From Reader to Writer: Citizen Journalism as News Produceage Axel Bruns Chapter 6: The Mereology of Digital Copyright Dan L. Burk Chapter 7: Traversing urban social spaces: How online research helps unveil offline practice Julie-Anne Carroll, Marcus Foth, Barbara Adkins Chapter 8: Internet aesthetics Sean Cubitt Chapter 9: After Convergence: YouTube and Remix Culture Anders Fagerjord Chapter 10: The Internet in Latin America Suely Fragoso, Alberto Efendy Maldonado Chapter 11: Web Content Analysis: Expanding the Paradigm Susan C. Herring Chapter 12: The Regulatory Framework for Privacy and Security Janine S. Hiller Chapter 13: Toward Nomadological Cyberinfrastructures Jeremy Hunsinger Chapter 14:Toward a Virtual Town Square in the Era of Web 2.0 Andrea Kavanaugh, Manuel Perez, John Tedesco, William Sanders Chapter 15: 'The Legal Bit's in Russian': Making Sense of Downloaded Music Marjorie D. Kibby Chapter 16:Understanding online (game)worlds Lisbeth Klastrup Chapter 17:Strategy and Structure for Online News Production - Case Studies of CNN and NRK Arne H. Krumsvik Chapter 18: Political Economy, the Internet and FL/OSS Development Robin Mansell, Professor Evangelia Berdou Chapter 19: Intercreativity: Mapping Online Activism Graham Meikle Chapter 20: Strangers and Friends: Collaborative Play in World of Warcraft Bonnie Nardi Justin Harris Chapter 21: Trouble with the Commercial: Internets Theorized and Used Susanna Paasonen Chapter 22: (Dis)Connected: Deleuze's Superject and the Internet David Savat Chapter 23: Internet Reagency: The Implications of a Global Science for Collaboration, Productivity, and Gender Inequity in Less Developed Areas B. Paige Miller , Ricardo Duque, Meredith Anderson, Marcus Ynalvez, Antony Palackal, Dan-Bright Dzorgbo, Paul Mbatia, Wesley Shrum Chapter 24: Language deterioration revisited: The extent and function of English content in a Swedish chat room Malin Sveningsson Elm Chapter 25: Visual Communication in Web Design-analysing visual communication in web design Lisbeth Thorlacius Chapter 26: Feral Hypertext: When Hypertext Literature Escapes Control Jill Walker Rettberg Chapter 27: Campaigning in a Changing Information Environment: the Anti-War and Peace Movement in Britain* Kevin Gillan, Jenny Pickerill and Frank Webster Chapter 28: The possibilities of network sociality Michele Willson Chapter 29: Web Search Studies: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Web Search Engines Michael Zimmer Appendix A: Degree Programs in Internet Research compiled by Rochelle Mazar Appen.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402097881 20160604
Internet research spans many disciplines. From the computer or information s- ences, through engineering, and to social sciences, humanities and the arts, almost all of our disciplines have made contributions to internet research, whether in the effort to understand the effect of the internet on their area of study, or to investigate the social and political changes related to the internet, or to design and develop so- ware and hardware for the network. The possibility and extent of contributions of internet research vary across disciplines, as do the purposes, methods, and outcomes. Even the epistemological underpinnings differ widely. The internet, then, does not have a discipline of study for itself: It is a ?eld for research (Baym, 2005), an open environment that simultaneously supports many approaches and techniques not otherwise commensurable with each other. There are, of course, some inhibitions that limit explorations in this ?eld: research ethics, disciplinary conventions, local and national norms, customs, laws, borders, and so on. Yet these limits on the int- net as a ?eld for research have not prevented the rapid expansion and exploration of the internet. After nearly two decades of research and scholarship, the limits are a positive contribution, providing bases for discussion and interrogation of the contexts of our research, making internet research better for all. These 'limits, ' challenges that constrain the theoretically limitless space for internet research, create boundaries that give de?nition to the ?eld and provide us with a particular topography that enables research and investigation.
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Green Library

5. Researching online [2008]

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xxiii, 224 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
viii, 91 p. : ill ; 21 cm.
  • USING THE INTERNET AS A MEDIUM FOR RESEARCH The Data Collection Process Data Collection Opportunities on the Internet Limitations of Internet Data Collection Orientation Organization PRACTICALITIES OF USING THE INTERNET A New Communication Medium Getting Connected to the Internet Online Services Suitable for Data Collection DRAWING SAMPLES ON THE INTERNET Specifying the Target Population Developing a Sample Frame Choosing a Sampling Method Determining the Size of the Sample Implementing Contacting Procedures ADMINISTERING INSTRUMENTS ON THE INTERNET Selecting a Communication Mode Controlling Access Formatting the Instrument Incorporating Stimuli Limiting Item Non-Response Providing Instruction COMPILING RESPONSES ONLINE Inducing Participation Collecting Submissions Authenticating Cases Appraising Responses Concluding Remarks REFERENCES.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780761927105 20160610
The Internet has emerged as a popular medium for collecting data because of its ability to access millions of users, facilitate an array of research designs, and efficiently deliver and compile questionnaires. Often forgotten amidst this growing enthusiasm are the medium's numerous drawbacks, from limited coverage to technical variance, that threaten to undermine the quality of the information assembled. Designed for researchers and students alike, the volume describes how to perform each stage of the data collection process on the Internet, including sampling, instrument design, and administration. Through the use of non-technical prose and illustrations, it details the options available, describes potential dangers in choosing them, and provides guidelines for sidestepping them. In doing so, though, it does not simply reiterate the practices of traditional communication modes, but approaches the Internet as a unique medium that necessitates its own conventions.
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Business Library
Book
viii, 91 p. ; 22 cm.
  • USING THE INTERNET AS A MEDIUM FOR RESEARCH The Data Collection Process Data Collection Opportunities on the Internet Limitations of Internet Data Collection Orientation Organization PRACTICALITIES OF USING THE INTERNET A New Communication Medium Getting Connected to the Internet Online Services Suitable for Data Collection DRAWING SAMPLES ON THE INTERNET Specifying the Target Population Developing a Sample Frame Choosing a Sampling Method Determining the Size of the Sample Implementing Contacting Procedures ADMINISTERING INSTRUMENTS ON THE INTERNET Selecting a Communication Mode Controlling Access Formatting the Instrument Incorporating Stimuli Limiting Item Non-Response Providing Instruction COMPILING RESPONSES ONLINE Inducing Participation Collecting Submissions Authenticating Cases Appraising Responses Concluding Remarks REFERENCES.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780761927105 20160610
The Internet has emerged as a popular medium for collecting data because of its ability to access millions of users, facilitate an array of research designs, and efficiently deliver and compile questionnaires. Often forgotten amidst this growing enthusiasm are the medium's numerous drawbacks, from limited coverage to technical variance, that threaten to undermine the quality of the information assembled. Designed for researchers and students alike, the volume describes how to perform each stage of the data collection process on the Internet, including sampling, instrument design, and administration. Through the use of non-technical prose and illustrations, it details the options available, describes potential dangers in choosing them, and provides guidelines for sidestepping them. In doing so, though, it does not simply reiterate the practices of traditional communication modes, but approaches the Internet as a unique medium that necessitates its own conventions.
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Green Library, Education Library (Cubberley), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xxii, 490, 79 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Green Library
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36 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Green Library
Book
xi, 271 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The realm of the digital offers both new methods of research and new objects of study. Because the digital environment for scholarship is constantly evolving, researchers must sometimes improvise, change their plans, and adapt. These details are often left out of research write-ups, leaving newcomers to the field frustrated when their approaches do not work as expected. Digital Research Confidential offers scholars a chance to learn from their fellow researchers' mistakes -- and their successes. The book -- a follow-up to Eszter Hargittai's widely read Research Confidential -- presents behind-the-scenes, nuts-and-bolts stories of digital research projects, written by established and rising scholars. They discuss such challenges as archiving, Web crawling, crowdsourcing, and confidentiality. They do not shrink from specifics, describing such research hiccups as an ethnographic interview so emotionally draining that afterward the researcher retreated to a bathroom to cry, and the seemingly simple research question about Wikipedia that mushroomed into years of work on millions of data points. Digital Research Confidential will be an essential resource for scholars in every field. ContributorsMegan Sapnar Ankerson, danah boyd, Amy Bruckman, Casey Fiesler, Brooke Foucault Welles, Darren Gergle, Eric Gilbert, Eszter Hargittai, Brent Hecht, Aron Hsiao, Karrie Karahalios, Paul Leonardi, Kurt Luther, Virag Molnar, Christian Sandvig, Aaron Shaw, Michelle Shumate, Matthew Weber.
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Green Library
Book
p. 138-203.
Book
1 online resource (xvi, 570 p.) : ill.
  • Section I. The Internet as a research medium Chapter 1: The Internet as a research medium: an editorial introduction to the Sage Handbook of Online Research Methods - Ray Lee, Nigel Fielding and Grant Blank Section II. Designing Internet research Chapter 2: The Ethics of Internet research - Rebecca Eynon, Jenny Fry and Ralph Schroeder Chapter 3: Understanding and Managing Legal Issues in Internet Research - Andrew Charlesworth Chapter 4: Research design and tools for Internet research - Claire Hewson and Dianna Laurent Chapter 5: General approaches to data quality and Internet generated data - Karsten Boye Rasmussen Section III. Data capture using the Internet Chapter 6: Middleware for Distributed Data Management - Alvaro A.A. Fernandes Chapter 7: Distilling Digital Traces: Computational social science approaches to studying the Internet - Ted Welser, Marc Smith, Danyel Fisher and Eric Gleave Chapter 8: Analysing Social Networks via the Internet - Bernie Hogan Chapter 9: Nonreactive Data Collection on the Internet - Dietmar Janetzko Section IV. The Internet survey Chapter 10: Overview: online surveys - Vasja Vehovar and Katja Lozar Manfreda Chapter 11: Sampling methods for Web and E-mail Surveys - Ronald Fricker Chapter 12: Internet survey design - Samuel Best and Brian Krueger Chapter 13: Internet survey software tools - Lars Kaczmirek Section V. Virtual ethnography Chapter 14: Overview: Virtual ethnography: modes, varieties, affordances - Christine Hine Chapter 15: Internet-based Interviewing - Henrietta O'Connor, Clare Madge, Robert Shaw, Jane Wellens Chapter 16: Online focus groups - Ted Gaiser Chapter 17: Fieldnotes in public: using blogs for research - Nina Wakeford and Kris Cohen Chapter 18: Research Uses of Multi-user Virtual Environments - Ralph Schroeder and Jeremy Bailenson Chapter 19: Distributed Video Analysis in Social Research - Jon Hindmarsh Section VI. The Internet as an archival resource Chapter 20: The Provision of Access to Quantitative Data for Secondary Analysis - Keith Cole, Louise Corti and Jo Wathan Chapter 21: Secondary Qualitative Analysis using Internet Resources - Patrick Carmichael Chapter 22: Finding and Investigating Geographical Data Online - David Martin, Samantha Cockings and Samuel Leung Chapter 23: Data Mining, Statistical Data Analysis, or Advanced Analytics: Methodology, Implementation, and Applied Techniques - Bert Little and Michael Schucking Chapter 24: Artificial Intelligence and the Internet - Ed Brent Section VII. The future of social research on the Internet Chapter 25: Longitudinal Statistical Modelling on the Grid - Rob Crouchley and Rob Allan Chapter 26: Qualitative e-Social Scienceber-research - Nigel Fielding and Ray Lee Chapter 27: New Cartographies of 'Knowing Capitalism' and the Changing Jurisdictions of Empirical Sociology - Michael Hardey and Roger Burrows Chapter 28: The Internet and the Future of Social Science Research - Mike Fischer, Stephen Lyon and David Zeitlyn (Kent). Chapter 29: Online Research Methods and Social Theory - Grant Blank Section VIII. Glossary of Key Terms.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781446206607 20160618
This handbook is the first to provide comprehensive, up-to-the-minute coverage of contemporary and developing Internet and online social research methods, spanning both quantitative and qualitative research applications. The editors have brought together leading names in the field of online research to give a thoroughly up to date, practical coverage, richly illustrated with examples. The chapters cover both methodological and procedural themes, offering readers a sophisticated treatment of the practice and uses of Internet and online research that is grounded in the principles of research methodology. Beginning with an examination of the significance of the Internet as a research medium, the book goes on to cover research design, data capture, online surveys, virtual ethnography, and the internet as an archival resource, and concludes by looking at potential directions for the future of Internet and online research. The SAGE Handbook of Internet and Online Research Methods will be welcomed by anyone interested in the contemporary practice of computer-mediated research and scholarship. Postgraduates, researchers and methodologists from disciplines across the social sciences will find this an invaluable source of reference.
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x, 321 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction : carnal appeal
  • Bad taste, miasmic forces, and the ubiquity of online porn
  • Amateur wives and the attraction of authenticity
  • The literal and the hyperbolic : mapping the modalities of porn
  • Visual pleasures : from gaze to grab and resonance
  • Absolutely disgusting : shock sites, extremity, and the forbidden fruit
  • Conclusions : the tactile grab of online pornography.
Digital production tools and online networks have dramatically increased the general visibility, accessibility, and diversity of pornography. Porn can be accessed for free, anonymously, and in a seemingly endless range of niches, styles, and formats. In Carnal Resonance, Susanna Paasonen moves beyond the usual debates over the legal, political, and moral aspects of pornography to address online porn in a media historical framework, investigating its modalities, its affect, and its visceral and disturbing qualities. Countering theorizations of pornography as emotionless, affectless, detached, and cold, Paasonen addresses experiences of porn largely through the notion of affect as gut reactions, intensities of experience, bodily sensations, resonances, and ambiguous feelings. She links these investigations to considerations of methodology (ways of theorizing and analyzing online porn and affect), questions of materiality (bodies, technologies, and inscriptions), and the evolution of online pornography.[cut last sentence for catalog if nec.] Paasonen dicusses the development of online porn, focusing on the figure of the porn consumer, and considers user-generated content and amateur porn. She maps out the modality of online porn as hyperbolic, excessive, stylized, and repetitive, arguing that literal readings of the genre misunderstand its dynamics and appeal. And she analyzes viral videos and extreme and shock pornogaphy, arguing for the centrality of disgust and shame in the affective dynamics of porn. Paasonen's analysis makes clear the crucial role of media technologies--digital production tools and networked communications in particular--in the forms that porn takes, the resonances it stirs, and the experiences it makes possible.
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Green Library
Book
1 online resource (4 v.) : ill.
  • VOLUME ONE: CORE ISSUES, DEBATES AND CONTROVERSIES IN INTERNET RESEARCH Life in Virtual Worlds - T.L. Taylor Plural Existence, Multimodalities and Other Online Research Challenges Internet as Culture and Cultural Artefact - Christine Hine Power Issues in Internet Research - Chris Mann and Fiona Stewart In the Flesh or Online? Exploring Qualitative Research Methodologies - Wendy Seymour Authenticity and Identity in Internet Contexts - Christine Hine Online Inquiry of Public Selves - Kendal Broad and Kristin Joos Methodological Considerations Epistemological Dimensions in Qualitative Research - Nalita James and Hugh Busher The Construction of Knowledge Online Research Design and Tools for Internet Research - Claire Hewson and Dianna Laurent How the Internet Is Changing the Implementation of Traditional Research Methods, People's Daily Lives and the Way in Which Developmental Scientists Conduct Research - Jaap Denissen, Linus Neumann and Maarten van Zalk Ethical Dilemmas in Research on Internet Communities - Sarah Flicker, Dave Haans and Harvey Skinner Encountering Distressing Information in Online Research - Susannah Stern A Consideration of Legal and Ethical Responsibilities Developing a Geographers' Agenda for Online Research Ethics - Clare Madge The Ethics of Internet Research - Rebecca Enyon, Jenny Fry and Ralph Schroeder Ethics in Online Research - Kate Orton-Johnson Evaluating the ESRC Framework for Research Ethics Categorization of Risk Understanding and Managing Legal Issues in Internet Research - Andrew Charlesworth Some Additional Challenges for Online Researchers - Ted Gaiser and Anthony Schreiner The Displacement of Time and Space in Online Research - Nalita James and Hugh Busher The Question Concerning (Internet) Time - Susa Leong et al The Cultural Dimensions of Online Communication - Shani Orgad A Study of Breast Cancer Patients' Internet Spaces Gradations in Digital Inclusion - Sonia Livingstone and Ellen Helsper Children, Young People and the Digital Divide VOLUME TWO: TAKING RESEARCH ONLINE: INTERNET SURVEYS AND SAMPLING Advantages and Disadvantages of Internet Research Surveys - Ronald Fricker and Matthias Schonlau Evidence from the Literature Overview - Vasja Vehovar and Katja Lozar Manfreda Online Surveys Internet Survey Design - Samuel Best and Brian Krueger Writing Survey Questions - Valerie Sue and Lois Ritter Designing and Developing the Survey Instrument - Valerie Sue and Lois Ritter Web Survey Design - Kevin Shropshire, James Hawdon and James White Balancing Measurement, Response and Topical Interest Design of Web Questionnaires - Vera Toepoel et al An Information-Processing Perspective for the Effect of Response Categories Design of Web Questionnaires - Vera Toepoel, Marcel Das and Arthur van Soest The Effects of the Number of Items per Screen Using Questionnaire Design to Fight Non-Response Bias in Web Surveys - Paula Vicente and Elizabeth Reis Sensitive Questions in Online Surveys - Elisabeth Coutts and Ben Jann Experimental Results for Randomized Response Technique (RRT) and the Unmatched Count Technique (UCT) Designing Scalar Questions for Web Surveys - Leah Melani Christian, Nicholas Parsons and Don Dilman Sampling Methods for Web and E-Mail Surveys - Ronald Fricker Representativeness in Online Surveys through Stratified Samples - Jorg Blasius and Maurice Brandt Selection Bias in Web Surveys and the Use of Propensity Scores - Matthias Schonlau et al 'Web-Based Network Sampling' Efficiency and Efficacy of Respondent-Driven Sampling for Online Research - Cyprian Wejnert and Douglas Heckathorn Name-Based Cluster Sampling - Douglas Ferguson How to Increase Response Rates in List-Based Web Survey Samples - Florian Keusch Comparing Response Rates from Web and Mail Surveys - Tse-Hua Shih and Xitao Fan A Meta-Analysis The Mode Effect in Mixed-Mode Surveys - Beng Borkan Mail and Web Surveys Web and Mail Surveys - Weiwei Lin and Gregg van Ryzin An Experimental Comparison of Methods for Non-Profit Research VOLUME THREE: TAKING RESEARCH ONLINE: QUALITATIVE APPROACHES The Virtual Objects of Ethnography - Christine Hine Engaging with Research Participants Online - Nalita James and Hugh Busher Method, Methodology and New Media - Alison Powell Digital Ethnography - Dhiraj Murthy An Examination of the Use of New Technologies for Social Research Ethnographic Approaches to the Internet and Computer-Mediated Communication - Angela Cora Garcia et al The Method of Netnography - Robert Kozinets Internet-Based Interviewing - Henrietta O'Connor et al Credibility, Authenticity and Voice - Nalita James and Hugh Busher Dilemmas in Online Interviewing Benefits of Participating in Internet Interviews - Cheryl Tatano Beck Women Helping Women Evaluating Internet Interviews with Gay Men - Russel Ayling and Avril Mewse Researching Shyness - Susie Scott A Contradiction in Terms? Conducting Intensive Interviews Using E-Mail - Judith McCoyd and Toba Schwaber Kerson A Serendipitous Comparative Opportunity Using E-Mail for Data Collection - Ted Gaiser and Anthony Schreiner Virtual Fieldwork Using Access Grid - Nigel Fielding Researching Online Populations - Kate Stewart and Matthew Williams The Use of Online Focus Groups for Social Research Doing Synchronous Online Focus Groups with Young People - Fiona Fox, Marianne Morris and Nichola Rumsey Methodological Reflections Data Analysis - Robert Kozinets Analysis of Thin Online Interview Data - Richard Kitto and John Barnett Toward a Sequential Hierarchical Language-Based Approach Distributed Video Analysis in Social Research - Jon Hindmarsh Smartphones - Mika Raento, Antti Oulasvirta and Nathan Eagle An Emerging Tool for Social Scientists VOLUME FOUR: RESEARCH 'ON' AND 'IN' THE INTERNET: INVESTIGATING THE ONLINE WORLD The World of Web 2.0 - Ted Gaiser and Anthony Schreiner Blogs, Wikis and Websites Sociology and, of and in Web 2.0 - David Beer and Roger Burrows Some Initial Considerations New Avenues for Sociological Inquiry - Laura Robinson and Jeremy Schulz Evolving Forms of Ethnographic Practice Interview and Internet Forums - Clive Seale et al A Comparison of Two Sources of Qualitative Data 'Entering the Blogosphere' - Nicholas Hookway Some Strategies for Using Blogs in Social Research The Psychology of Blogging - Laura Gurak and Smiljana Antonijevic You, Me and Everyone in between Weblogs, Traditional Sources Online and Political Participation - Homero Gil De Zuniga, Eulalia Puig-I-Abril and Rojas An Assessment of How the Internet Is Changing the Political Environment Mapping the Norwegian Blogosphere - Hallvard Moe Methodological Challenges in Internationalizing Internet Research Mapping the Australian Networked Public Sphere - Axel Bruns et al Internet Political Discussions in the Arab World - Eisa Al Nashmi et al A Look at Online Forums from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan Online Petitions - Helen Briassoulis New Tools of Secondary Analysis? Ambient Affiliation - Michele Zappavinga The Linguistic Perspective on Twitter Mining the Internet for Linguistic and Social Data - Nelya Koteyko An Analysis of 'Carbon Compounds' in Web Feeds Sociology of Hyperlink Networks of Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Twitter - Chien-leng Hsu and Han Woo Park A Case Study of South Korea 'Piling on Layers of Understanding' - Vanessa Dirksen, Ard Huizing and Bas Smit The Use of Connective Ethnography for the Study of (Online) Work Practices Towards Ethnography of Television on the Internet - Christine Hine A Mobile Strategy for Exploring Mundane Interpretive Activities Backstage with the Knowledge Boys and Girls - Drew Ross Goffman and Distributed Agency in an Organic Online Community Emotional Reflexivity in Contemporary Friendships - Mary Homes Understanding It Using Elias and Facebook Etiquette The Online Support Group as a Community - Wyke Stommel and Tom Koole A Micro-Analysis of the Interaction with a New Member The Presentation of 'Pro-Anorexia' in Online Group Interactions - Jeff Gavin, Karen Rodham and Helen Poyer.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781446241042 20160618
Historically, social researchers have shown a willingness to exploit new technologies to enhance, facilitate and support their various activities. However, arguably no other technological development has influenced the landscape of social research as rapidly and fundamentally as the Internet. This collection avoids both uncritical embrace and wholesale dismissal by considering some of the key literature in the field of Internet research methods. Volume One: Core Issues, Debates and Controversies in Internet Research introduces themes and issues that run across all four volumes such as: epistemology, ontology and methodology in the online world; access, social divisions and the 'digital divide'; and the ethics of online research. Volume Two: Taking Research Online - Internet Survey and Sampling addresses the range of resources, digital archives and Internet-based data sources that exist online from relatively straightforward and practical guides to such material through to more polemical pieces which consider problems relating to the use, access and analysis of online data and resources. Volume Three: Taking Research Online - Qualitative Approaches considers the broad range of approaches to conducting researching via or 'in' the Internet. The focus is on conventional methods that have been 'taken online', and which in doing so, have become transformed in scope and character. Volume Four: Research 'On' and 'In' the Internet - Investigating the Online World follows logically from that which precedes it in exploring how social research has been 'taken online', not simply through the deployment of existing methods and techniques via the Internet, but in researchers' increasing recognition and investigation of the online world as a sphere of human interaction - a socio-cultural arena to be explored 'from the desktop' as it were.
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