Doing Internet Research

Autore: Steve Jones
Editore: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780761915959
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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.

A Smart Kid S Guide To Doing Internet Research

Autore: David J. Jakubiak
Editore: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1404281169
Grandezza: 67,64 MB
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Teaches basic internet researching skills figuring out if a site is trustworthy to the importance of citing sources.

The Internet Research Handbook

Autore: Niall Ó Dochartaigh
Editore: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761964407
Grandezza: 64,72 MB
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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.

Internet Research Annual

Autore: Mia Consalvo
Editore: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820478579
Grandezza: 22,95 MB
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The Ethics Of Internet Research

Autore: Heidi A. McKee
Editore: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433106606
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Drawing from interviews with Internet researchers from across the globe who work in diverse disciplines and in a wide array of online venues, this book examines ethical issues and questions that Internet researchers may encounter throughout the research process. Although the ethics of Internet research are complex, the aim of the book is to provide a rhetorical, case-based process to aid researchers in ethical decision making. In doing so, the book provides Internet researchers with useful resources and heuristics for engaging in ethical practices, interactions, and problem solving for their research.

Sage Internet Research Methods

Autore: Jason Hughes
Editore: SAGE
ISBN: 1446275930
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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.

International Handbook Of Internet Research

Autore: Jeremy Hunsinger
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402097898
Grandezza: 63,25 MB
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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.

Society Online

Autore: Philip N. Howard
Editore: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761927082
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Within the developed world, much of society experiences political, economic, and cultural life through a set of communication technologies barely older than many citizens. Society Online: The Internet in Context examines how new media technologies have not simply diffused across society, but how they have rapidly and deeply become embedded in our organizations and institutions. Society Online is not exclusively devoted to a particular technology, or specifically the Internet, but to a range of technologies and technological possibilities labeled "new media." Rather than trying to cover every possible topic relating to new communication technologies, this unique text is organized by how these new technologies mediate the community, political, economic, personal, and global spheres of our social lives. Editors Philip N. Howard and Steve Jones explore the multiple research methods that are required to understand the embeddedness of new media.

Internet Research Skills

Autore: Niall Ó Dochartaigh
Editore: SAGE
ISBN: 1446267989
Grandezza: 55,20 MB
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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.

Internet Communication And Qualitative Research

Autore: Chris Mann
Editore: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761966272
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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.

Online Dating As A Strategic Game

Autore: Maurice Kwok-to Choi
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642399851
Grandezza: 48,70 MB
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Based on a study using online ethnography as the major research method, this book explains why and how men in Hong Kong use QQ—an online instant messenger—to “chase” women in mainland China, especially in the neighboring city of Shenzhen. Chasing women through QQ is a reciprocal exchange process during which the resources to be exchanged in the interaction are not negotiated. Rather, the men provide resources to the women, hoping for rewards in return that are not guaranteed. This characteristic of the exchange makes men who chase women through QQ very strategic in their action. They try to maximize the rewards and minimize the costs by adopting myriad strategies, such as constructing an attractive online identity by strategic self-presentation. The role of emotions in the exchange process is also examined. Men learn the emotional norms through the online forum, but sometimes it is difficult for them to control their emotions; some men fall in love when they are not supposed to. As it happens, they have failed to calculate the costs and rewards rationally in that they may provide too many resources to the women without getting enough rewards in return. This book provides original insights into the thought processes, motivations, desires, anxieties and risks of Hong Kong men seeking short-term sexual relations with women on the mainland. These insights are highly relevant to our understanding of the quickly evolving use of social media, a phenomenon of worldwide importance and deep implications.

Ethical Practices And Implications In Distance Learning

Autore: Demiray, Ugur
Editore: IGI Global
ISBN: 159904868X
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"This book provides ethical insight into the world of e-learning through case studies that elucidate the issues through real-world examples"--Provided by publisher.

Internet Research Annual

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Official Netscape Guide To Internet Research

Autore: Tara Calishain
Editore: Ventana Communications Group
ISBN: 9781566046046
Grandezza: 22,88 MB
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The author shows users how to maximize the Internet--using its vast, up-to-the-minute, multimedia research capabilities. This practical, easy-to-follow guide teaches readers online reading and searching skills, so they can find the information they want in the easiest, fastest and most efficient way.

Online Interviewing

Autore: Nalita James
Editore: SAGE
ISBN: 1446244253
Grandezza: 61,44 MB
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Online Interviewing is a short, accessible and highly practical introduction to designing and conducting online interviews in qualitative research. James and Busher focus on helping the reader to understand the methodological and epistemological challenges of carrying out online interviews in the virtual environment. They highlight the many new ethical issues that face researchers in this medium. The authors also encourage an engagement with the critical theoretical issues that must be considered in the conduct of online interviews. The resulting book is a well-reasoned introduction to the challenges and opportunities offered by online interviewing, drawing on a wide range of international sources to support these discussions. This is an ideal first introduction for anyone who is interested in using online methods, and who has an interest in the theory of the method. It will be an invaluable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate level students in the social sciences, and for professional researchers.

Researching Information Systems And Computing

Autore: Briony J Oates
Editore: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412902243
Grandezza: 50,29 MB
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With everything readers need to know about how to execute their research project, this book is written specifically for information systems (IS) and computing students. It introduces key quantitative and qualitative research methods, makes sense of underlying philosophies, and will help readers navigate and assess existing published academic papers. Throughout readers are supported by pedagogical features such as learning objectives, explanations, discussion questions, evaluation guides and suggestions for further reading.

Handbook Of Research On Electronic Surveys And Measurements

Autore: Reynolds, Rodney A.
Editore: IGI Global
ISBN: 1591407931
Grandezza: 71,29 MB
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"This book is the comprehensive reference source for innovative knowledge on electronic surveys. It provides complete coverage of the challenges associated with the use of the Internet to develop online surveys, administer Web-based instruments, and conduct computer-mediated assessments. This combination of how-to information about online research coupled with profiles of specific measures makes it an indispensable reference"--Provided by publisher.

The Handbook Of Internet Studies

Autore: Mia Consalvo
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 144434238X
Grandezza: 25,13 MB
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The Handbook of Internet Studies brings together scholars from a variety of fields to explore the profound shift that has occurred in how we communicate and experience our world as we have moved from the industrial era into the age of digital media. Presents a wide range of original essays by established scholars in everything from online ethics to ways in which indigenous peoples now use the Internet Looks at the role of the internet in modern societies, and the continuing development of internet studies as an academic field Explores Internet studies through history, society, culture, and the future of online media Provides introductory frameworks to ground and orientate the student, while also providing more experienced scholars with a convenient and comprehensive overview of the latest trends and critical directions in the many areas of Internet research

Knowledge Networks The Social Software Perspective

Autore: Lytras, Miltiadis D.
Editore: IGI Global
ISBN: 1599049775
Grandezza: 35,77 MB
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"This book concentrates on strategies that exploit emerging technologies for the knowledge effectiveness in social networks"--Provided by publisher.

Internet Research

Autore: Ned L. Fielden
Editore: McFarland
ISBN: 0786450215
Grandezza: 76,35 MB
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To many people, the use of computers and the Internet as research tools is not a new concept. To others, though, computers are a relatively recent if necessary addition to their research toolkit. A lack of experience presents many difficulties for first-time users and others with limited computer know-how. This work, a second edition to the acclaimed Internet Research: Theory and Practice provides useful information for anyone who wants to broaden the range and scope of their research tools or anyone who wants to increase their knowledge about what is available electronically. The author discusses the following: basic methods of research using Internet protocols, Internet history, techniques for online searching, research theory and suggestions for maximizing results, mechanisms helpful in distinguishing good from bad or mediocre information, and ways for individuals to improve their research skills. Also included is an expanded discussion of Internet search engines and their operation, issues in scholarly communication and other emerging matters, and an enlarged and updated bibliography.