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Research methods and global online communities: a case study

Maddox, Alexia 2015, Research methods and global online communities: a case study, Routledge, Abingdon, Eng..

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Title Research methods and global online communities: a case study
Author(s) Maddox, AlexiaORCID iD for Maddox, Alexia orcid.org/0000-0002-5618-5476
Publication date 2015
Total pages 261
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication Abingdon, Eng.
Keyword(s) Humanities
Cultural studies
Reference & information science
Library & information science
Social sciences
Sociology & social policy
Race & ethnic policy
Communities
Globalization
Social networking
Political science
Social Science
Summary This book brings into focus the technologically augmented nature of global online communities, advancing research methods that reveal the imprint of emergent social forms and characterise digital frontiers of social engagement. Drawing on insights from across the social sciences, it presents a case study of people with passions for reptiles and amphibians to illustrate for next generation researchers how to conduct community research in the real world. Richly illustrated with ethnographic research, together with extensive survey and interview material drawn from around the world, Research Methods and Global Online Communities explores the changing nature of communities that form around common interests and are embedded in a digital architecture rather than place. In doing so, this book transcends the digital dualism of online/offline models of community and engages with debates on the social impacts of the internet and the adaptive nature of community. As such, it will appeal to social scientists interested in innovative approaches to characterising digital communities through mixed-methods research practice.
ISBN 1472434587
9781472434586
Language eng
Field of Research 0 Not Applicable
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Copyright notice ©2015, Alexia Maddox
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