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SAGE publishes updated edition of The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods

April 11, 2017

London, UK. Online research methods are popular, dynamic and fast-changing. Following on from the success of the first edition, published in 2008, The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods, Second Edition offers updates to areas such as computer assisted qualitative data analysis, as well as new chapters on advances in social media, big data, and data visualization.

When The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods was first published, online research was regarded as a new medium of research and treated with caution. Today researchers are accustomed to online methods and skilled in their use. The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods is an essential resource for anyone interested in the contemporary practice of computer-mediated research and scholarship.

Nigel G. Fielding, co-editor of The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods, commented:

“A decade on from the first edition, the terrain occupied by online research methods has changed rapidly, social researchers across a wide range of social science disciplines have become much more familiar with such methods, more adept at their use, and more attuned to the issues and challenges that they pose. Our primary purpose in this Handbook is to explore this terrain by highlighting across a wide range of areas the key facets of online research methods and their implications for practice, as well as looking forward to the future of online social research.”

Find out more about The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods, Second Edition.

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The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods

January 2017                         684 pages

ISBN:   9781473918788        Print Price: £120 

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