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The Sage handbook of online research methods.


The Sage handbook of online research methods.

Ed. by Nigel Fielding et al.

Sage Publications


570 pages




Online research has much to offer, but often the sheer quantity is overwhelming and the data is either not verifiable or simply wrong. This collection of 29 articles gives social researchers practical advice on sifting the wheat from the chaff, concentrating on design, data capture, the Internet survey, virtual ethnography, the Internet as archival resource and the future of social research on the Internet. Articles cover such topics as ethics, legal issues, research design tools, data quality, middleware for distributed data management, analysis of social networks, nonreactive data collection, survey methods and design, interviewing, focus groups, multi-user virtual environments, video analysis, access for secondary analysis, geographical data, data mining, artificial intelligence, longitudinal statistical modeling, qualitative research, empirical sociology, and the relation between online research methods and social theory. Includes a glossary, associated web page, and name and subject indices.

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Date:Nov 1, 2008
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