Virtual Methods: Issues in Social Research on the Internet

Synopsis

Virtual Methods provides 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.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Christine Hine
  • Adam N. Joinson
  • Joëlle Kivits
  • Shani Orgad
  • Teela Sanders
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2005