Advancing Research Methods with New Technologies, 1st Edition

  • Natalie Sappleton
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  • ISBN-10: 1466639199
  • ISBN-13: 9781466639195
  • DDC: 001.4
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 329 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released July 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Advancing digital technologies continue to shape all aspects of our society, with particular impact on the professional research community. These new and exciting developments offer considerable advantages in terms of speed, access connectivity, and economy. Advancing Research Methods with New Technologies examines the applicability and usefulness of new technologies, as well as the pitfalls of these methods in academic research practices. This book serves as a practical guide for designing and conducting research projects for scientists of all disciplines ranging from graduate students to professors and practitioners.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: The Modern Research Environment.
2: History of Technology in Research.
3: The Co-Creation of the City.
4: Sampling, Channels, and Contact Strategies in Internet Survey.
5: The Distinctiveness of Online Research: Descriptive Assemblages, Unobtrusiveness, and Novel Kinds of Data in the Study of Online Advocacy.
6: Quantitative Approaches to Research Using New Technologies.
7: Using Web Surveys for Psychology Experiments: A Case Study in New Media Technology for Research.
8: Measuring Wages Worldwide: Exploring the Potentials and Constraints of Volunteer Web Surveys.
9: Reducing Response Burden for Enterprises Combining Methods for Data Collection on the Internet.
10: Research Intentions are Nothing without Technology: Mixed-Method Web Surveys and the Coberen Wall of Pictures Protocol.
11: Best Practice in Online Survey Research with Sensitive Topics.
12: Qualitative Approaches to Research Using New Technologies.
13: Considering Abductive Thematic Network Analysis with ATLAS-ti 6.2.
14: A Study of Relationships in Online Virtual Environments: Making a Case for Conducting Semi-Structured Interviews with Avatars and What We Can Learn about Their Human Operators.
15: Techniques for Analyzing Blogs and Micro-Blogs.
16: Methods for Analyzing Computer-Mediated Communication in Educational Sciences.
17: Exploring Lived Experience through Ambient Research Methods.
18: Researching Online Dating: Instant Messenger and Email in Consideration.
19: Utilising New Media Technology: Web-Based Diaries for Data Collection with Adult Participants with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
20: Methodological Considerations of Qualitative Email Interviews.
21: Using Multimedia Stimulus Materials in an Electronic Interview to Gain In-Depth Responses from Professionals: A Case Study.
22: The E-Interview in Qualitative Research.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.