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Virtual Research Methods

Four-Volume Set

Christine Hine Hardcover

University of Surrey ISBN: 9780857027405 $995.00 $895.00

1616 Pages

The new social contexts formed via the Internet, and the new forms of data made available by the increasing use of diverse forms of computer mediated communication, have challenged researchers to develop approaches which do them justice. At the same time, there has been concern that established principles should be preserved, and that the connection between virtual research methods and more conventional research approaches should not be rejected out of hand. Despite a number of handbooks and textbooks published in recent years there is still a dearth of authoritative works which offer comprehensive coverage of the virtual research methods available to social researchers. In particular, there is none which thoroughly explores the full range of virtual research methods and their antecedents, and which explores the methodological and epistemological ramifications of their development. This multivolume reference collection fills this gap. The collection covers perspectives on the Internet as a social space; research models for the Internet and the skills, techniques and approaches needed to conduct research in a virtual environment; innovations in the research process and reflections on these innovations; and the ethical considerations to take into account when doing research on the Internet.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
VOLUME ONE PART ONE: PERSPECTIVES ON INTERNET AS SOCIAL SPACE Reducing Social Context Cues Electronic Mail in Organizational Communication The Emergence of Online Community Virtual Communities as Communities Net Surfers Don't Ride Alone Constructing Identity Online Identity Exploration and Self-Presentation Grooming, Gossip, Facebook and MySpace Privacy, Trust and Self-Disclosure Globalization, Networking, Urbanization Reflections on the Spatial Dynamics of the Information Age Minding the Digital Gap

Lee Sproull and Sara Kiesler Nancy Baym Barry Wellman and Milena Gulia Kaveri Subrahmanyam and David mahel ZeynepTufekci Adam Joinson et al Manuel Castells Eszter Hargittai

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Why Understanding Digital Inequality Fizz in the Field Toward a Basis for an Emergent Internet Studies PART TWO: RESEARCH SITES AND RESEARCH MODELS FOR THE INTERNET Conclusions Internet as Culture and Cultural Artefact From Culture to Connection Internet Community Studies A Typology of Ethnographic Scales for Virtual Worlds Love at First Sight? Visual Images and Virtual Encounters with Bodies The Field Site as a Network A Strategy for Locating Ethnographic Research The Ethnography of New Media Worlds? Following the Case of Global Poker Localizing the Internet beyond Communities and Networks Websites as Visual and Multimodal Cultural Expressions Opportunities and Issues of Online Hybrid Media Research VOLUME TWO PART ONE : SKILLS, TECHNIQUES AND APPROACHES 1: MODES OF ETHNOGRAPHIC ENGAGEMENT Ethnographic Approaches to the Internet and Computer-Mediated Communication Digital Ethnography An Examination of the Use of New Technologies for Social Research Life in Virtual Worlds (American Behavioral Scientist 43(3): 436-449 [SAGE]) 'Piling on Layers of Understanding' The Use of Connective Ethnography for the Study of (Online) Work Practices Mixed Methods for Mixed Reality Understanding Users' Avatar Activities in Virtual Worlds Co-Construction and Field Creation Website Development as both an Instrument and Relationship in Action Research Towards Ethnography of Television on the Internet A Mobile Strategy for Exploring Mundane Interpretive Activities Inside the 'Pro-Ana' Community A Covert Online Participant Observation PART TWO: SKILLS, TECHNIQUES AND APPROACHES 2: REASEARCH RELATIONSHIPS Qualitative Interviewing in Internet Studies Playing with the Media, Playing with the Method Reflecting on the Experience of Interviewing Online

Steve Jones

Daniel Miller and Don Christine Hine Allison Cavanagh Tom Boellstorff Nicole Constable Jenna Burrell John Farnsworth and Terry Austrin John Postill Luc Pauwels

Angela Cora Garcia et al Dhiraj Murthy T.L.Taylor Vanessa Dirksen, Ard Huizing and Bas Smit

David Feldon and Yasmin Kafai Maximilian Forte

Christine Hine Sarah Brotsky and David Giles

Michelle Kazmer and Bo Xie Mark Davis et al

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Perspectives from the Internet and HIV Study in London E-Mail Interviewing in Qualitative Research A Methodological Discussion Credibility, Authenticity and Voice Dilemmas in Online Interviewing Online with the E-Mums Exploring the Internet as a Medium for Research In the Flesh or Online? Exploring Qualitative Research Methodologies Online Dating and Mating The Use of the Internet to Meet Sexual Partners Online Focus Groups as a Tool to Collect Data in Hard-to-Include Populations Examples from Paediatric Oncology Doing Synchronous Online Focus Groups with Young People Methodological Reflections Researching Online Populations The Use of Online Focus Groups for Social Research A Daily Web Diary of the Sexual Experiences of Men Who Have Sex with Men Comparisons with a Retrospective Recall Survey Virtual Fieldwork Using Access Grid VOLUME THREE PART ONE: SKILLS, TECHNIQUES AND APPROACHES 3: CORPUS-BASED APROACHES TO FOUND DATA The YouTube Indian Portrayals of Native Americans on a Viral Video Site 'Am I Normal?' Teenagers, Sexual Health and the Internet Interviews and Internet Forums A Comparison of Two Sources of Qualitative Data 'Entering the Blogosphere' Some Strategies for Using Blogs in Social Research Content Analysis of the World Wide Web Opportunities and Challenges Time to Get Wired Using Web-Based Corpora in Critical Discourse Analysis Website History and the Website as an Object of Study PART TWO: SKILLS, TECHNIQUES AND APPROACHES 4: NETWORK ANALYSIS Bibliometrics to Webometrics Tunes That Bind? Sociology of Hyperlink Networks of Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Twitter A Case Study of South Korea Landscaping Climate Change

Lokman Meho Nalita James and Hugh Busher Clare Madge and Henrietta O'Connor Wendy Seymour Danielle Couch and Pranee Liamputtong Kiek Tates et al

Fiona Fox, Marianne Morris and Nichola Rumsey Kate Stewart and Matthew Williams Keith Horvath, Blair Beadnell and Anne Bowen Nigel Fielding

Maria Kopacz and Bessie Lee Lawton Kevin Harvey et al Clive Seale et al Nicholas Hookway Christopher Weare and Wan-Ying Lin Gerlinde Mautner Niels Br gger

Mike Thelwall Nancy Baym and Andrew Ledbetter Chien-Leng Hsu and Han Woo Park Richard Rogers and Noortje Marres

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A Mapping Technique for Understanding Science and Technology Debates on the World Wide Web Online Collective Identity Robert Ackland and Mathieu O'Neil The Case of the Environmental Movement PART THREE: SKILLS, TECHNIQUES AND APPROACHES 5: EXPERIMENTS, SURVEYS AND SAMPLING Conducting Internet Research with the Transgender Population Michael Miner et al Reaching Broad Samples and Collecting Valid Data Surveying the Experience of Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer Elizabeth Reed, Peter Simmonds and Jessica Corner Comparing Face-to-Face and Online Recruitment The Influence of the Design of Web Survey Questionnaires on the Quality Stphane Ganassali of Responses Using Questionnaire Design to Fight Non-Response Bias in Web Surveys Paula Vicente and Elizabeth Reis Comparing Response Rates from Web and Mail Surveys Tse-Hua Shih and Xitao Fan A Meta-Analysis The Web Experimental Psychology Lab Ulf-Dietrich Reips Five Years of Data Collection on the Internet Conducting True Experiments on the Web Ulf-Dietrich Reips and John Krantz VOLUME FOUR PART ONE: INNOVATIONS IN THE RESEARCH PROCESS Scholarly Communication 2.0 Diego Ponte and Judith Simon Exploring Researchers' Opinions on Web 2.0 for Scientific Knowledge Creation, Evaluation and Dissemination Using Web 2.0 Tools for Qualitative Analysis Silvana di Gregorio An Exploration Scholarly Blogging Alexander Halavais Moving toward the Visible College Field Notes in Public Nina Wakeford and Kris Cohen Using Blogs for Research E-Sciences as Research Technologies Ralph Schroeder Reconfiguring Disciplines, Globalizing Knowledge PART TWO: ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS Ethical Issues in Qualitative Research on Internet Communities Gunther Eysenbach and James Till Ethics of Internet Research Elizabeth Bassett and Kate O'Riordan Contesting the Human Subjects Research Model Researching Personal Information on the Public Web David Wilkinson and Mike Thelwall Methods and Ethics 'But the Data Is Already Public' Michael Zimmer On the Ethics of Research in Facebook 'Go away' James Hudson and Amy Bruckman Participant Objections to Being Studied and the Ethics of Chatroom Research Ethic as Method, Method as Ethic Annette Markham A Case for Reflexivity in Qualitative ICT Research

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A Case for Reflexivity in Qualitative ICT Research PART THREE: REFLECTIONS ON INNOVATION How the Internet Is Changing the Implementation of Traditional Research Methods, People's Daily Lives and the Way in Which Developmental Scientists C The Challenge of Changing Audiences or, What Is the Audience Researcher to Do in the Age of the Internet New Avenues for Sociological Inquiry Evolving Forms of Ethnographic Practice The Growth of Internet Research Methods and the Reluctant Sociologist Mediating Ethnography Objectivity and the Making of Ethnographies of the Internet Presidential Address Navigating the Rapids of Change Some Observations on Survey Methodology in the Early 21st Century Internet Research The Question of Method: A Keynote Address from the 'YouTube and the 2008 Election Cycle in the United States' Conference Mobile Methods and the Empirical

Jaap Denissen, Linus Neumann and Maarten van Zalk Sonia Livingstone Laura Robinson and Jeremy Schulz Dan Farrell and James Petersen Anne Beaulieu Don Dillman

Richard Rogers

Monika B scher and John Urry

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