Literatur zum Forschungsthema

Die aktuellen Veröffentlichungen zum Thema Methoden(x)

Die aktuellen Veröffentlichungen zum Thema Methoden(x)

The value of big data in digital media research

Mahrt, M., & Scharkow, M. (2013). The value of big data in digital media research. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 57(1), 20-33.
Mahrt, M., & Scharkow, M.
Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 57 (1), (S. 20-33).
2013

This article discusses methodological aspects of Big Data analyses with regard to their applicability and usefulness in digital media research. Based on a review of a diverse selection of literature on online methodology, consequences of using Big Data at different stages of the research process are examined. We argue that researchers need to consider whether the analysis of huge quantities of data is theoretically justified, given that it may be limited in validity and scope, and that small-scale analyses of communication content or user behavior can provide equally meaningful inferences when using proper sampling, measurement, and analytical procedures.

Virtual research methods

Hine, C. (2013). Virtual research methods Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Hine, C.
1616 Seiten, ISBN 978085702740,
Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage 2013

The collection covers perspectives on the Internet as a social space; research models for the Internet and the skills, techniques and approaches needed to conduct research in a virtual environment; innovations in the research process and reflections on these innovations; and the ethical considerations to take into account when doing research on the Internet.

Structural analysis in the social sciences: Mixed-methods social networks research: Design and applications

S. Domínguez & B. Hollstein (Hrsg.) (2014). Structural analysis in the social sciences: Mixed-methods social networks research: Design and applications Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.
S. Domínguez & B. Hollstein (Hrsg.)
384 Seiten, ISBN 9781107631052,
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2014

This edited volume demonstrates the potential of mixed-methods designs for the research of social networks and the utilization of social networks for other research.

Detecting Spillover Effects: Design and Analysis of Multilevel Experiments

Sinclair, B., McConnell, M., & Green, D. P. (2012). Detecting Spillover Effects: Design and Analysis of Multilevel Experiments. American Journal of Political Science, 56(4), 1055–1069.
Sinclair, B., McConnell, M., & Green, D. P.
American Journal of Political Science, 56 (4), (S. 1055–1069).
2012

Interpersonal communication presents experimental researchers with a methodological challenge and a research opportunity. The challenge is that communication among subjects blurs the line between treatment and control conditions.

Internet inquiry: Conversations about method

Markham, A., & Baym, N. K. (2009). Internet inquiry: Conversations about method Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Markham, A., & Baym, N. K.
264 Seiten, ISBN 9781412910019,
Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage 2009

This collection of dialogues is the only textbook of its kind. Internet Inquiry: Conversations About Method takes students into the minds of top internet researchers as they discuss how they have worked through critical challenges as they research online social environments.

Information politics on the web

Rogers, R. (2006). Information politics on the web Boston, MA: MIT.
Rogers, R.
216 Seiten, ISBN 9780262681643,
Boston, MA: MIT 2006

Does the information on the Web offer many alternative accounts of reality, or does it subtly align with an official version? In Information Politics on the Web, Richard Rogers identifies the cultures, techniques, and devices that rank and recommend information on the Web, analyzing not only the political content of Web sites but the politics built into the Web’s infrastructure.

Doing internet research: Critical issues and methods for examining the net

Jones, S. (1998). Doing internet research: Critical issues and methods for examining the net Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Jones, S.
328 Seiten, ISBN 9780761915959,
Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage 1998

Whether or not one believes the hyperbolic claims about the Internet being the biggest thing since the invention of the wheel, the Internet is a medium with great consequences for social and economic life. Doing Internet Research is written to help people discern in what ways it has commanded the public imagination, and the methodological issues that arise when one tries to study and understand the social processes occurring within the Internet.