The Internet is a medium with great consequences for social and economic life. This book is written to help people discern in what ways it has commanded the public imagination, and the methodological issues that arise when one tries to study and understand the social processes occurring within it. The contributors offer original responses in the search for, and critique of, methods with which to study the Internet and the social, political, economic, artistic, and communicative phenomena occurring within and around it.
The bulk of research into the Internet has been essentially administrative, driven largely by the concerns of commercial interests seeking to get a ... And often, if they do use all of these names, they all lead to the same web page.
Author: Steve Jones
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Selected Papers from the Association of Internet Researchers Conference 2005, Volume 4 Mia Consalvo, Caroline Haythornthwaite ... In S. Jones ( Ed . ) , Doing Internet Research ; Critical Issues and Methods for Examining the Net ( pp .
Author: Mia Consalvo
Publisher: Peter Lang
This peer-reviewed collection represents some of the finest research presented at the 2004 Association of Internet Researchers Conference held in Sussex in 2004. Responding to the theme of ubiquity, papers collected here represent a diverse range of inquiries into the development, as well as perceived development, of the Internet. Offering new and important work about blogs, online games, users, norms and access, to name just a few topics, this collection is a must-read for Internet scholars intent on keeping pace with a rapidly expanding field.
vide affordable and sustainable access to the internet and to help the sharing and storing of information within and ... New Media & Society , Jones ' Doing Internet Research , Gackenbach's Psychology and the Internet , and Renninger ...
Author: Kate O'Riordan
Publisher: Peter Lang
Internet Research Skills is a clear, concise guide to effective online research for social science and humanities students. The first half of the book deals with publications online, devoting separate chapters to academic articles, books, official publications and news sources, which form the core secondary sources for social science research. The second half of the book deals with the open web, a vast and confusing realm of materials, many of which have no direct print counterpart. The third edition has been updated throughout and now includes: - coverage of cutting edge online services as well as newly developed approaches to using online materials - a new chapter on organising your research and internet research methods - additional material on the use of social networks for research. - illustrations, examples and short exercises to help you put what you learn into practice. Internet Research Skills is an invaluable guide for undergraduate students carrying out research projects and for postgraduate students working on theses and dissertations.
(1998) Doing Internet Research: Critical Issues and Methods for Examining the Net. London: Sage. Jones, Steve and Johnson-Yale, Camille (2005) 'Professors online: the Internet's impact on college faculty', First Monday, ...
Author: Niall Ó Dochartaigh
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.
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 5(1). Retrieved from http://www.ascusc.org/jcmc/vol5/ issue1/mitra.html Mitra, A., & Cohen, E. (1999). Analyzing the web: Directions and challenges. In S. Jones (Ed.), Doing internet research: ...
Author: Jeremy Hunsinger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Ideal as a course textbook at undergraduate and graduate level in a range of social science disciplines where doing a research project is an integral part of the course. It will also be of great use to postgraduate students who are about to start research for a dissertation, and for experienced academic researchers who are trying to incorporate the Internet into their research practice.
Johns , Cecily ( 1997 ) ' Cataloging Internet resources : an administrative view ' , Journal of Internet Cataloging , 1 ( 1 ) : 17–23 . Jones , Steve ( ed . ) ( 1998 ) Doing Internet Research : Critical Issues and Methods for Examining ...
Author: Niall Ó Dochartaigh
Category: Social Science
Doing Development Research is a comprehensive introduction to research in development studies, that provides thorough training for anyone carrying out research in developing countries. It brings together experts with extensive experience of overseas research, presenting an interdisciplinary guide to the core methodologies. Informed by years of research experience, Doing Development Research draws together many strands of action research and participatory methods, demonstrating their diverse applications and showing how they interrelate. The text provides: · an account of the theoretical approaches that underlie development work · an explanation of the practical issues involved in planning development research · a systematic overview of information and data collecting methods in three sub-sections: · methods of social research and associated forms of analysis · using existing knowledge and records · disseminating findings/research Using clear and uncomplicated language – illustrated with appropriate learning features throughout - the text guides the researcher through the choice of appropriate methods, the implementation of the research, and the communication of the findings to a range of audiences. This is the essential A-Z of development research.
At the site for Zooknic Internet Intelligence (http://www.zooknic.com/Users/) you can find a whole variety of statistics and maps on the geography of the internet. What can country maps tell you, and what do they obscure? 2.
Author: Vandana Desai
Category: Business & Economics
Communication and Qualitative Research is the first textbook to examine the impact of Internet technology on qualitative research methods. Drawing on many pioneering studies using computer-mediated communication (CMC), the authors show how online researchers can employ Internet-based qualitative methods to collect rich, descriptive, contextually-situated data. They discuss the methodological, practical and theoretical considerations associated with such methods as in-depth online interviewing, virtual focus groups, and participant observation in virtual communities. This is a comprehensive and practical guide that: Reviews online research practice and basic Internet technology Looks in detail at the skills required by the online researcher Examines the ethical, confidentiality, security, and legal issues involved in online research Considers the theoretical challenges surrounding data collected in a "virtual venue" Addresses the social and cultural impact of researching online through a discussion of power, gender, and identity issues in the virtual world Internet Communication and Qualitative Research will be an indispensable guide for all students and researchers working in the digital age.
Doing Internet Research : Critical issues and methods for examining the Net . Thousand Oaks , CA , and London : Sage . Jones , S. ( ed . ) ( 1999 ) . Studying the net : Intricacies and issues . In S. Jones ( ed . ) ...
Author: Chris Mann
Category: Social Science
'This in an excellent text on a topic that is becoming increasingly important for students and professionals alike. It is well-researched, written in a clear and accessible style, and will be extremely useful for both novice and experienced researchers' – Patrick White, University of Leicester, UK 'Offering incredibly useful and practical guidance, this book talks through some very recognisable problems whilst giving accessible discussions of complex issues for those new to these topics. With provocative ethical dilemmas and questions posed throughout, it encourages the reader to think critically about ethics processes that are often about interpretation.' - Nathan Hughes, University of Birmingham, UK. Navigating ethical issues throughout your research project can be a confusing and daunting task. But why are ethics so important anyway? Can you anticipate or prepare for ethical dilemmas before they happen? And what can you do if they arise in your research? Doing Ethical Research offers essential advice on how to negotiate ethical considerations at each stage of your project, from the approval application to the final report write-up. In particular, the book: - examines the fundamental importance of ethical research and assessment - explores hot topics of consent, confidentiality and research relationships - includes ethical dilemmas and case studies to show how ethics affect real-life research - gives readers confidence to interpret and critically reflect upon ethical debates Each chapter is packed with clear examples and explanations that are designed to help readers to make their own ethical decisions. It is an essential resource for all researchers, whatever their level or research background.
They correspondingly see less need for protection in terms of conventional research ethics. It is also important to note that Internet research does not represent a net loss in terms of ethics. Internet research offers new research ...
Author: Hannah Farrimond
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: Social Science
As a social space, the web provides researchers both with a tool and an environment to explore the intricacies of everyday life. As a site of mediated interactions and interrelationships, the ‘digital’ has evolved from being a space of information to a space of creation, thus providing new opportunities regarding how, where and, why to conduct social research. Doing Research In and On the Digital aims to deliver on two fronts: first, by detailing how researchers are devising and applying innovative research methods for and within the digital sphere, and, secondly, by discussing the ethical challenges and issues implied and encountered in such approaches. In two core Parts, this collection explores: content collection: methods for harvesting digital data engaging research informants: digital participatory methods and data stories . With contributions from a diverse range of fields such as anthropology, sociology, education, healthcare and psychology, this volume will particularly appeal to post-graduate students and early career researchers who are navigating through new terrain in their digital-mediated research endeavours.
The first question when encountering any web platform is thus whether an API is available. ... to be taken into account when performing Internet research, most of which are process- and context-dependent (Markham and Buchanan, 2012).
Author: Cristina Costa
Category: Social Science