The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods

Editors: Fielding, Nigel G., Lee, Raymond M., and Blank, Grant
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Sage UK

ISBN: 978-1-47-391878-8
Category: Social Sciences - Research Methods & Study Skills
Image Count: 76
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: June 2017
Table of Contents

This handbook provides comprehensive coverage of contemporary and developing Internet and online social research methods, spanning both quantitative and qualitative research applications.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • Notes on the Editors and Contributors
  • PART I ONLINE RESEARCH METHODS
  • 1 Online Research Methods in the Social Sciences: An Editorial Introduction - Raymond M. Lee, Nigel G. Fielding and Grant Blank
  • PART II DESIGNING ONLINE RESEARCH
  • 2 The Ethics of Online Research - Rebecca Eynon, Jenny Fry and Ralph Schroeder
  • 3 Data Quality in Online Environments - Karsten Boye Rasmussen
  • PART III ONLINE DATA CAPTURE AND DATA COLLECTION
  • 4 Research Design and Tools for Online Research - Claire Hewson
  • 5 Nonreactive Data Collection Online - Dietmar Janetzko
  • 6 What's New? The Applications of Data Mining and Big Data in the Social Sciences - Ayelet Baram-Tsabari, Elad Segev and Aviv J. Sharon
  • 7 Of Instruments and Data: Social Media Uses, Abuses and Analysis - Martin Innes, Colin Roberts, Alun Preece and David Rogers
  • 8 ‘Big Social Science’: Doing Big Data in the Social Sciences - Jonathan Bright
  • PART IV THE ONLINE SURVEY
  • 9 Overview: Online Surveys - Vasja Vehovar and Katja Lozar Manfreda
  • 10 Sampling Methods for Online Surveys - Ronald D. Fricker Jr
  • 11 Online Survey Design - Vera Toepoel
  • 12 Online Survey Software - Lars Kaczmirek
  • 13 Improving the Effectiveness of Online Data Collection by Mixing Survey Modes - Don A. Dillman, Feng Hao and Morgan M. Millar
  • PART V DIGITAL QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
  • 14 Online Social Networks: Concepts for Data Collection and Analysis - Bernie Hogan
  • 15 Scale, Time and Activity Patterns: Advanced Methods for the Analysis of Online Networks - Javier Borge-Holthoefer and Sandra González-Bailón
  • 16 Social Simulation and Online Research Methods - Corinna Elsenbroich
  • 17 Games and Online Research Methods - Harko Verhagen, Magnus Johansson and Wander Jager
  • 18 Data Visualisation as an Emerging Tool for Online Research - Helen Kennedy and William Allen
  • PART VI DIGITAL TEXT ANALYSIS
  • 19 Online Tools for Content Analysis - Roel Popping
  • 20 Sentiment Analysis for Small and Big Data - Mike Thelwall
  • 21 Artificial Intelligence/Expert Systems and Online Research - Edward Brent
  • 22 The Blogosphere - Nicholas Hookway and Helene Snee
  • PART VII VIRTUAL ETHNOGRAPHY
  • 23 Ethnographies of Online Communities and Social Media: Modes, Varieties, Affordances - Christine Hine
  • 24 Online Interviewing - Henrietta O'Connor and Clare Madge
  • 25 Online Focus Groups - Katie M. Abrams with Ted J. Gaiser
  • 26 Tools for Collaboration in Video-based Research - Jon Hindmarsh
  • 27 CAQDAS at a Crossroads: Affordances of Technology in an Online Environment - Christina Silver and Sarah L. Bulloch
  • PART VIII ONLINE SECONDARY ANALYSIS: RESOURCES AND METHODS
  • 28 Online Access to Quantitative Data Resources - Louise Corti and Jo Wathan
  • 29 Secondary Qualitative Analysis Using Online Resources - Patrick Carmichael
  • 30 Finding and Investigating Geographical Data Online - David Martin, Samantha Cockings and Samuel Leung
  • 31 Mapping Spaces: Cartographic Representations of Online Data - Matthew Zook, Ate Poorthuis and Rich Donohue
  • PART IX THE FUTURE OF ONLINE SOCIAL RESEARCH
  • 32 Engaging Remote Marginalized Communities Using Appropriate Online Research Methods - Brian Beaton, David Perley, Chris George and Susan O'Donnell
  • 33 Web- and Phone-Based Data Collection Using Planned Missing Designs - William Revelle, David M. Condon, Joshua Wilt, Jason A. French, Ashley Brown and Lorien G. Elleman
  • 34 Social Cartography and‘Knowing Capitalism’: Critical Reflections on Social Research and the Geo-Spatial Web - Harrison Smith, Michael Hardey†, Mariann Hardey and Roger Burrows
  • 35 Online Environments and the Future of Social Science Research - Michael Fischer, Stephen Lyon and David Zeitlyn
  • 36 Online Research Methods and Social Theory - Grant Blank
  • Name Index
  • Subject Index