Virtual methods: issues in social research on the Internet
Virtual Methodsprovides concrete advice for all stages of the research process. Anyone planning a research project involving the Internet will find this book an essential guide. Can offline and online observations be combined? Are online interviews able to produce high quality data? How does a researcher sort through the vast mass of material available? From hyperlink analysis to the sex industry online, case studies sensitively highlight the difficulties researchers face, point out the opportunities to be seized, and offer practical solutions.
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Internet Behaviour and the Design of Virtual Methods
Online Interviewing and the Research Relationship
Moving from Online to Offline
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