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Digital methods for social science: an interdisciplinary guide to research innovation

Contributor(s): Snee, Helene [Editor] | Hine, Christine [Editor] | Morey, Yvette [Editor] | Roberts, Steven [Editor] | Watson, Hayley [Editor].
Publisher: Hampshire Palgrave Macmillan 2016Description: xviii, 234 p.ISBN: 9781137453655.Subject(s): Social sciences - Methodology | Social sciences - Research - Data processing | Internet research | Digital media | Internet researchDDC classification: 300.285 Summary: This timely book inspires researchers to deploy relevant, effective, innovative digital methods. It explores the relationship of such methods to 'mainstream' social science; interdisciplinarity; innovations in digital research tools; the opportunities (and challenges) of digital methods in researching social life; and digital research ethics. http://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137453655
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Table of Contents:

1. Digital Methods as Mainstream Methodology : An Introduction

Part I. Big Data, Thick Data : Social Media Analysis:
2. Methodological Innovation in Precarious Spaces : The Case of Twitter
3. Have We Even Solved the First 'Big Data Challenge?' Practical Issues Concerning Data Collection and Visual Representation for Social Media Analytics
4. 'I'm Always on Facebook!' : Exploring Facebook as a Mainstream Research Tool and Ethnographic Site

Part II. Combining and Comparing Methods
5. Mixing Modes to Widen Research Participation
6. Do We Need Polls? Why Twitter Will Not Replace Opinion Surveys, but Can Complement Them
7. Video Analysis in Digital Literacy Studies : Exploring Innovative Methods

Part III. Developing Innovations in Digital Methods
8. Prototyping Social Sciences: Emplacing Digital Methods
9. Digital Methods and Perpetual Reinvention? Asynchronous Interviewing and Photo Elicitation
10. Digital Stories and Handmade Skills: Explorations in How Digital Methods Can Be Used to Study Transmissions of Skill

Part IV. Digital Research : Challenges and Contentions
11. What's the Matter with MOOCs? Socio-material Methodologies for Educational Research
12. Towards an Innovative Inclusion : Using Digital Methods with Young People
13. Ethics Issues in Digital Methods Research
14. Digital Methods as Mainstream Methodology : Conclusions

This timely book inspires researchers to deploy relevant, effective, innovative digital methods. It explores the relationship of such methods to 'mainstream' social science; interdisciplinarity; innovations in digital research tools; the opportunities (and challenges) of digital methods in researching social life; and digital research ethics.

http://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137453655

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