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Digital Methods for Social Science : An Interdisciplinary Guide to Research Innovation (Hardcover)
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Social science research requires methods that are responsive to and congruent with contemporary social formations. Digital technologies present a challenge to which social researchers must rise, and in turn offer the chance to access, generate and analyse new information in new ways and address new research questions.In response to this challenge, this interdisciplinary collection considers the quantitative and qualitative analysis of social media, addressing the contemporary concern with 'big data' but also the rich or 'thick data' available. It provides examples of research that has sought to explore digital methods through comparing and combining these with 'offline' or traditional approaches, and presents case studies that are both innovative in their use of new, existing and combined methods but also question the nature of innovation. It also develops some of the key challenges in mainstreaming digital methods, including debates in educational research, research with young people, and the ethical issues that digital and social researchers face.
Number of Pages: 234
Genre: Computers + Internet, Political Science
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Street Date: October 19, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-8228
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