Book Chapter or Conference Paper Title

The Internet and the future of social science research

Document Type

Book Chapter

Book Title or Conference Proceedings Title

The Sage handbook of online research methods

Department

Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, London

ISBN

9781412922937

Editor

Nigel G. Fielding, Raymond M. Lee & Grant Blank

Series

The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods

Publisher

SAGE Publications

City

London

Abstract

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 ofInternetand 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 ofInternetand 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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