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Author Hooley, Tristram Author
Title What Is Online Research? [electronic resource]: Using the Internet for Social Science Research
Publication Info. London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc June 2012
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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOK-DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 176 p. 08.504 x 05.433 in.
Series The 'What Is?' Research Methods Ser.
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Summary Annotation The massive expansion of the internet into every aspect of our lives creates a challenge for social researchers: can they simply transfer their traditional methods and techniques online or do they need to reinvent research methods for the new environment? As online research becomes increasingly prevalent it becomes more important for researchers to have an answer to these questions and an approach to conducting research online. This book is a straightforward, accessible introduction to social research online. It covers the key issues and concerns for social scientists: online surveys, focus groups, interviews, ethnographies and experiments, as well as discussing the implications of social media, and of online research ethics. It provides a detailed, up-to-date glossary and bibliography for those new to the area. Short, clear case studies throughout allow students to see examples of the research in practice. Wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, What is Online Research? shows social scientists of all levels - from undergraduates to established researchers - how to engage in the online environment in appropriate ways, and points the way forward for future research.
Audience College Audience Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Local Subject Social Sciences -- Research
Social Science -- Research
Added Author Wellens, Jane Author
Marriott, John Author
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ISBN 9781849665247
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