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The SAGE handbook of online research methods

The SAGE handbook of online research methods

Fielding, Nigel, editor; Blank, Grant, editor; Lee, Raymond M., 1946- editor

This handbook provides comprehensive coverage of contemporary and developing Internet and online social research methods, spanning both quantitative and qualitative research applications

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English.
Second edition.
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Published Los Angeles: SAGE Reference, [2017]
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Nigel G. Fielding, Raymond M. Lee and Grant Blank
ISBN: 1473959306, 9781473959309
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Previous edition: 2008.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xxvii, 655 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 26 cm
Subject: Social sciences Research.; Libraries and Museums.; Internet research.
Alternative Title: Handbook of online research methods; Online research methods
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. UK: Dawsonera.


  2. ONLINE RESEARCH METHODSChapter 01: Online Research Methods in ther Social Sciences: An Editorial Introduction
  3. Raymond M. Lee, Nigel G. Fielding, and Grant BlankSECTION TWO
  4. DESIGNING ONLINE RESEARCHChapter 02: The Ethics of Online Research
  5. Rebecca Eynon, Jenny Fry and Ralph SchroederChapter 03: Data Quality in Online Environments
  6. Karsten Boye Rasmussen SECTION THREE
  7. ONLINE DATA CAPTURE AND DATA COLLECTIONChapter 04: Research Design and Tools for Online Research
  8. Claire HewsonChapter 05: Nonreactive Data Collection Online
  9. Dietmar JanetzkoChapter 06: What's New? The Applications of Data Mining and Big Data in the Social Sciences
  10. Ayelet Baram-Tsabari, Elad Segev and Aviv J. SharonChapter 07: Of Instruments and Data: Social Media Uses, Abuses and Analysis
  11. Martin Innes, Colin Roberts, Alun Preece and David RogersChapter 08: "Big Social Science": Doing Big Data in the Social Sciences
  12. Jonathan BrightSECTION FOUR
  13. THE ONLINE SURVEYChapter 09: Overview: Online Surveys
  14. Vasja Vehovar and Katja Lozar ManfredaChapter 10: Sampling Methods for Online Surveys
  15. Ronald D. Fricker, JrChapter 11: Online Survey Design
  16. Vera ToepoelChapter 12: Online Survey Software
  17. Lars KaczmirekChapter 13: Improving the Effectiveness of Online Data Collection by Mixing Survey Modes
  18. Don A. Dillman, Feng Hao and Morgan M. MillarSECTION FIVE
  19. DIGITAL QUANTITATIVE ANALYSISChapter 14: Online Social Networks: Concepts for data collection and analysis
  20. Bernie HoganChapter 15: Scale, Time, and Activity Patterns: Advanced Methods for the Analysis of Online Networks
  21. Javier Borge-Holthoefer & Sandra González-BailónChapter 16: Social Simulation and Online Research Methods
  22. Corinna ElsenbroichChapter 17: Games and Online Research Methods
  23. Harko Verhagen, Magnus Johansson, Wander Jager Chapter 18: Data visualisation as an emerging tool for online research
  24. Helen Kennedy and William AllenSECTION SIX
  25. DIGITAL TEXT ANALYSISChapter 19: Online Tools for Content Analysis
  26. Roel PoppingChapter 20: Sentiment Analysis for Small and Big Data
  27. Mike ThelwallChapter 21: Artificial Intelligence/Expert Systems and Online Research
  28. Edward BrentChapter 22: The Blogosphere
  29. Nicholas Hookway and Helene SneeSECTION SEVEN
  30. VIRTUAL ETHNOGRAPHYChapter 23: Ethnographies of Online Communities and Social Media: Modes, Varieties, Affordances
  31. Christine HineChapter 24: Online Interviewing
  32. Henrietta O'Connor and Clare MadgeChapter 25: Online Focus Groups
  33. Katie M. Abrams and Ted J. GaiserChapter 26: Tools for collaboration in video-based research
  34. Jon HindmarshChapter 27: CAQDAS at a crossroads: affordances of technology in an online environment
  35. Christina Silver & Sarah L BullochSECTION EIGHT
  36. ONLINE SECONDARY ANALYSIS: RESOURCES AND METHODSChapter 28: Online access to quantitative data resources
  37. Louise Corti and Jo WathanChapter 29: Secondary Qualitative Analysis Using Online Resources
  38. Patrick CarmichaelChapter 30: Finding and Investigating Geographical Data Online
  39. David Martin, Samantha Cockings and Samuel LeungChapter 31: Mapping Spaces: Cartographic Representations of Online Data
  40. Matthew Zook, Ate Poorthuis and Rich DonohueSECTION NINE
  41. THE FUTURE OF ONLINE SOCIAL RESEARCHChapter 32: Engaging Remote Marginalized Communities Using Appropriate Online Research Methods
  42. Brian Beaton, David Perley, Chris George, Susan O'DonnellChapter 33: Web and phone based data collection using planned missing designs
  43. William Revelle, David M. Condon, Joshua Wilt, Jason A. French, Ashley Brown and Lorien G. EllemanChapter 34: Social Cartography and 'Knowing Capitalism': Critical Reflections on Social Research and the Geo-Spatial Web
  44. Harrison Smith, Michael Hardey, Mariann Hardey and Roger BurrowsChapter 35: Online Environments and the Future of Social Science Research
  45. Michael Fischer, Stephen Lyon and David ZeitlynChapter 36: Online Research Methods and Social Theory
  46. Grant Blank


Online Research Methods are exploding in variety and importance. This new SAGE Handbook provides a much-needed comprehensive treatment of this dynamic and exciting field. From big data, semantic mining, AI, simulations, and visualizations to online focus groups,interviewing, ethnography, video-based research, and  much more besides, this volume has everything you need for a broad and deep exploration of the new world of research online.