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Online and Social Media Research Methods


Doing Qualitative Research Online





Download a suggested syllabus for teaching online methods in the context of qualitative research methodologies.


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Social Media Research Methods

This handbook offers a step-by-step guide to overcoming the challenges inherent in research projects that deal with ‘big and broad data’, from the formulation of research questions through to the interpretation of findings. The handbook includes chapters on specific social media platforms such as Twitter, Sina Weibo and Instagram, as well as a series of critical chapters.

Luke Sloan, Cardiff University
Anabel Quan-Haase, University of Western Ontario

Online Research Methods

Online research methods are popular, dynamic and fast-changing. Following on from the great success of the first edition, published in 2008, this new edition offers both updates of existing subject areas and new chapters covering more recent developments, such as social media, big data, data visualization and CAQDAS.

Nigel G. Fielding, University of Surrey
Raymond M. Lee, Royal Holloway University of London
Grant Blank, University of Oxford