Internet Communication and Qualitative Research : A Handbook for Researching Online (New Technologies for Social Research series)
Chris Mann, Fiona StewartISBN: 0761966277;
Communication and Qualitative Research is the first textbook to examine the impact of Internet technology on qualitative research methods. Drawing on many pioneering studies using computer-mediated communication (CMC), the authors show how online researchers can employ Internet-based qualitative methods to collect rich, descriptive, contextually-situated data. They discuss the methodological, practical and theoretical considerations associated with such methods as in-depth online interviewing, virtual focus groups, and participant observation in virtual communities. This is a comprehensive and practical guide that: Reviews online researchpractice and basic Internet technology Looks in detail at the skills required by the online researcher Examines the ethical,...
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