Handbook Of Research On Methods And Techniques For Studying Virtual Communities: Paradigms And Phenomen, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 160960041X
  • ISBN-13: 9781609600419
  • DDC: 303.48
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 900 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released May 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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This book satisfies the need for methodological consideration and tools for data collection, analysis and presentation in virtual communities, covering studies on various types of virtual communities, making this reference a comprehensive source of research for those in the social sciences and humanities.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Introduction to Virtual Communities.
2: Introduction to This Volume.
3: GEEK: Analyzing Online Communities for Expertise Information.
4: Recurrent Interactions, Acts of Communication and Emergent Social Practice in Virtual Community Settings.
5: Toward Diversity in Researching Teaching and Technology Philosophies-in-Practice in e-Learning Communities.
6: Social Networks and Data Mining.
7: Data Mining Techniques for Communities’ Detection in Dynamic Social Networks.
8: A Methodological Approach for Blended Communities: Social Network Analysis and Positioning Network Analysis.
9: Semantic Social Network Analysis A Concrete Case.
10: Using Social Network Analysis to Guide Theoretical Sampling in an Ethnographic Study of a Virtual Community.
11: Tools and Techniques for Analysis and Building of Virtual Communities.
12: Graphically Mapping Electronic Discussions: Understanding Online Conversational Dynamics.
13: A Tool to Study the Evolution of the Domain of a Distributed Community of Practice.
14: Exploring Virtual Communities with the Internet Community Text Analyzer (ICTA).
15: Making the Virtual Real: Using Virtual Learning Communities for Research in Technical Writing.
16: Virtual Communities as Tools to Support Teaching Practicum: Putting Bourdieu on Facebook.
17: Conversation Analysis as a Tool to Understand Online Social Encounters.
18: Data and User Modelling.
19: Modeling the Diversity of User Behavior in Online Communities.
20: Context and Explanation in e-Collaborative Work.
21: Intelligent LMS with an Agent that Learns from Log Data in a Virtual Community.
22: A Computational Model of Social Capital in Virtual Communities.
23: Methods, Measurements and Matrices.
24: A Beginner’s Guide to Geographic Virtual Communities Research.
25: A Theoretical Method of Measuring Virtual Community Health and the Health of their Operating Environment in a Business Setting.
26: Building Web Communities: An Example Methodology.
27: Virtual Geodemographics: Consumer Insight in Online and Offline Spaces.
28: Development of Cellular Phone Software to Prompt Learners to Monitor and Reorganize Division of Labor in Project-Based Learning.
29: Mathematical Retrieval Techniques for Online Mathematics Learning.
30: Online Ethnographic Methods: Towards a Qualitative Understanding of Virtual Community Practices.