Exploring online research methods - Incorporating TRI-ORM

Online methodological futures: Further resources

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Open/close heading'Web 2.0'

Anderson, P. (2007) What is Web 2.0? Ideas, technologies and implications for education, JISC Technology and Standards Watch, Feb 2007.

Beer, D., and Burrows, R. (2007) Sociology and, of and in Web2.0: Some initial considerations. Sociological Research Online, 12, 5, article 17.

Bruns, A. (2008) Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life and Beyond: From production to produsage New York. Peter Lang.

Cooke, M. and Buckley, N. (2008) Web 2.0, social networks and the future of market research. International Journal of Market Research 50, 2, 267-292.

Hardey, M. (2007) The City in the Age of Web 2.0: A new synergistic relationship between place and people. Information, Communication and Society, 10, 6, 867-884.

McMillan, S. and Morrison, M. (2006) Coming of age with the internet: A qualitative exploration of how the internet has become an integral part of young people’s lives. New Media Society, 8, 73-95.

O’Reilly, T. 2005. What is web 2.0? Design patterns and business models for the next generation of software.
Available at [External Link - opens in a new window] http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html (accessed March 2009).

OECD (2007) Participative Web and User-Created Content: Web 2.0, Wikis and Social Networking Paris. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Peña-Lopez, I. (2007) The Personal Research Portal: Web 2.0 driven individual commitment with open access, Knowledge Management for Development Journal, 3, 1, 35-48.

Shirky, C. 2008. Here comes everybody: The power of organising without organisations. London. Penguin.

Snee, H. (2008) Web 2.0 as a Social Science research tool, ESRC Government Placement Scheme - The British Library.
Available at [External Link - opens in a new window] http://www.geog.le.ac.uk/orm/futures/Web_2.0_final__v3.pdf (Accessed March 2009).

 

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Open/close headingBlogs

Haas, T. (2005) From ‘‘Public Journalism’’ to the ‘‘Public’s Journalism’’? Rhetoric and reality in the discourse on weblogs, Journalism Studies, 6, 3, 387-396.

Herring, S. C. and Paolillo, J. C. (2006) Gender and genre variation in weblogs. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 10, 4, 439-459.

Hodkinson, P. (2007) Interactive online journals and individualization, New Media and Society, 9, 4, 625-650.

Hookway, N. (2008) Entering the blogosphere: some strategies for using blogs in social research. Qualitative Research, 8, 1, 91-113.

Johnson, T. and Kaye, B. (2004) Wag the Blog: How Reliance on traditional media and the Internet influence credibility perceptions of weblogs among blog users, Journal of Mass Communication Quarterly, 81, 3, 622-642

Lu, H. and Hsiao, K. (2007) Understanding intention to continuously share information on weblogs, Internet Research: Electronic Networking Applications and Policy, 17, 4, 345-361.

Mortensen, T. and Walker, J. (2002) Blogging thoughts: Personal publication as an online research tool, in Morrison, A. (ed.) Researching ICTs in Context, InterMedia Report, Oslo.

Rickman, T. and Cosenza, R. M. (2007) The changing digital dynamics of multichannel marketing: The feasibility of the weblog: text mining approach for fast fashion trending, Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, 11, 4, 604-621.

Stanyer, J. (2006) Online campaign communication and the phenomenon of blogging: An analysis of web logs during the 2005 British general election campaign, Aslib Proceedings: new information perspectives, 58, 5, 404-415.

Stefanone, M. A. and Chyng-Yang, J. Writing for Friends and Family: The Interpersonal Nature of Blogs, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 13, 1, article 7.

Viegas, F. B. (2005) Bloggers’ expectations of privacy and accountability: An initial survey, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 10, 3, article 12.

 

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Open/close headingSocial Networking Sites

Ackland, R. (2009) Social network services as data sources and platforms for e-researching social networks, Social Science Computer Review, 1-12, doi:10.1177/0894439309332291.

Dwyer, C., Hiltz, S. R. and Passerini, K. (2007) Trust and privacy concern within social networking sites: A comparison of Facebook and MySpace. Proceedings of the Thirteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems, Keystone, Colorado August 9–12th 2007.
Available at [External Link - opens in a new window] http://csis.pace.edu/~dwyer/research/DwyerAMCIS2007.pdf (Accessed March 2009).

boyd, d. and Ellison, N. (2007) Social network sites: Definition, history, and scholarship. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 13, 1.

boyd, d. (2007b) Viewing American class divisions through Facebook and MySpace. Apophenia Blog Essay. June 24.
Available at [External Link - opens in a new window] http://www.danah.org/papers/essays/ClassDivisions.html (accessed September 2008)

Ellison, N.,  Steinfield, C. and  Lampe, C. (2007) The benefits of Facebook "friends": Exploring the relationship between college students' use of online social networks and social capital. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 12, 3, article 1.

Gross, R. and Acquisti, A. (2005) Information Revelation and Privacy in Online Social Networks (The Facebook case). Pre-proceedings version. ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES).

Hargittai, E. (2007) Whose space? Differences among users and non-users of social network sites. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 13, 1, article 14.

Hogan, B. (2008) Analyzing social networks via the internet, in Fielding, N., Lee, R. and Blank, G. (Eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods. London. Sage. pp. 141-160.

Lange, P. G. (2007) Publicly private and privately public: Social networking on YouTube. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 13, 1, article 18.

Liu, H. (2007) Social network profiles as taste performances. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 13, 1, article 13.

Thelwall, M. (2009). MySpace comments, Online Information Review, 33, 1, 58-76

Thelwall, M. (2008). Social networks, gender and friending: An analysis of MySpace member profiles, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 59, 8, 1321-1330.

Tufekci, Z. (2008) Grooming, gossip, Facebook and Myspace.  Information, Communication and Society, 11, 4, 544-564.

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Open/close headingMulti-user virtual environments

Bailenson, J. N. and Beall, A. C. (2006) Transformed social interaction: Exploring the digital plasticity of avatars, in Schroeder, R and Axelsson, A. Avatars at Work and Play: Collaboration and Interaction in Shared Virtual Environments. London. Springer. pp. 1-16.

Chesney, T., Chuah, S.-H., and Hoffman, R (2007) Virtual World Experimentation: An Exploratory Study.
Available at [External Link - opens in a new window] http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/economics/cedex/papers/2007-14.pdf (Accessed March 2009).

Schroeder, R. and Bailenson, J. (2008) Research uses of multi-user virtual environments, in Fielding, N., Lee, R. and Blank, G. (Eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods. London. Sage. pp. 327-342.

Simona, I. (2007) Ethnography of online role-playing games: the role of virtual and real contest in the construction of the field. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 8, 3.

Williams, D., Caplan, S. and Xiong, L. (2007) Can You Hear Me Now? The Impact of Voice in an Online Gaming Community. Human Communication Research, 33, 4, 427-449.

Williams, M. (2007) Avatar watching: participant observation in graphical online environments. Qualitative Research, 7, 1, 5-24.

Yee, N. Motivations for play in online games. Cyberpsychology and behaviour, 10, 115-121.

 

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[Open/close heading]Web analytics

Allen, G. N., Burk, D.L. and Ess, C. (2008) Ethical Approaches to Robotic Data Gathering in Academic Research, International Journal of Internet Research Ethics, 1, 1, 9-36.

Bennett, C. (2006) Keeping up with the kids, Young Consumers: Insight and Ideas for Responsible Marketers, 7, 3, 28-32.

Phippen, A. D. (2004) An evaluative methodology for virtual communities using web analytics, Campus-Wide Information Systems, 21, 5, 179-184.

Thelwall, M. (2009). MySpace comments, Online Information Review, 33, 1, 58-76

Thelwall, M. (2008). Social networks, gender and friending: An analysis of MySpace member profiles, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 59, 8, 1321-1330.

Welser, H. T., Smith, M., Fisher, D. and Gleave, E. (2008) Distilling Digital Traces: Computational social science approaches to studying the internet, in Fielding, N., Lee, R. and Blank, G. (Eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods. London. Sage. pp. 116-140.

 

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[Open/close heading]Online ethnography

Beaulieu, A. (2004) Mediating ethnography: objectivity and the making of ethnographies of the internet, Social Epistemology, 18, 2-3, 139-163.

Carter, D. (2006) Living in virtual communities: An ethnography of human relationships in cyberspace, Information, Communication and Society, 8, 2, 148-167

Cora Garcia, A., Standlee, A. I., Bechkoff, J. and Cui, Y. (2009) Ethnographic Approaches to the Internet and Computer-Mediated Communication. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 38, 52-84.

Domínguez, D., Beaulieu, A., Estalella, A., Gómez, E., Schnettler, B. and Read, R. (2007) Virtual ethnography. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 8, 3.

Estalella, A. and Ardèvol, E. (2007) Field ethics: towards situated ethics for ethnographic research on the internet. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 8, 3. 

Fay, M. (2007) Mobile subjects, mobile methods: doing virtual ethnography in a feminist online network. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 8, 3.

Greschke, H. M. (2007) Logging into the field-methodological reflections on ethnographic research in a pluri-local and computer-mediated field. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 8, 3.

Hine, C. (2008) Virtual ethnography: Modes, varieties, affordances, in Fielding, N., Lee, R. and Blank, G. (Eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods. London. Sage. pp. 257-270.

Leander, K. and McKim, K. (2003) Tracing the Everyday 'Sitings' of Adolescents on the Internet: a strategic adaptation of ethnography across online and offline spaces, Education, Communication & Information, 3, 2, 211-240.

Markham, A. N. (2005) The methods, politics and ethics of Rerpresentation in online ethnography, in Denzin, N.K. and Lincoln, Y.S. (Eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research. Thousand Oaks. SAGE. pp. 247-284.

Rybas, N. and Gajjala, R.  (2007) Developing cyberethnographic research methods for understanding digitally mediated identities. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung /Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 8, 3.

Simona, I. (2007) Ethnography of online role-playing games: the role of virtual and real contest in the construction of the field. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 8, 3.

 

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Open/close headingGrid computing

Crouchley, R. and Allan, R. (2008) Longitudinal statistical modelling on the grid, in Fielding, N., Lee, R. and Blank, G. (Eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods. London. Sage. pp. 471-490.

Fielding, N. and Macintyre, M. (2006) Access Grid Nodes in Field Research, Sociological Research Online 11, 2.

Hodgson, S. M. and Clark, T. (2007) Sociological Engagements with Computing: the Advent of E-Science and Some Implications for the Qualitative Research Community, Sociological Research Online 12, 3.

Li, M and Baker, M. (2005) The grid: Core technologies. New York. Wiley.

Woolgar, S. (2003) Social shaping perspectives and e-Social Science: the case for research support. Swindon. ESRC.

 

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Allen, G. N., Burk, D.L. and Ess, C. (2008) Ethical Approaches to Robotic Data Gathering in Academic Research, International Journal of Internet Research Ethics, 1, 1, 9-36.

Charlesworth, C. (2008) Understanding and managing legal issues in internet research, in Fielding, N., Lee, R. and Blank, G. (Eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods. London. Sage. pp. 42-57.

Enyon, R., Fry, J. and Schroeder, R. (2008) The ethics of internet research, in Fielding, N., Lee, R. and Blank, G. (Eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods. London. Sage. pp. 23-41.

Ess, C. (2007) Internet research ethics, in Joinson, A., McKenna, K., Postmes, T. and Reips, U. (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of Internet psychology. Oxford. Oxford University Press. pp. 487-502.

Estalella, A. and Ardèvol, E. (2007) Field ethics: towards situated ethics for ethnographic research on the internet. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 8, 3. 

Hudson, J. M. and Bruckman, A. (2005) Using Empirical Data to Reason about Internet Research Ethics. Proceedings of the Ninth European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work. 18–22 September 2005, Paris.

Madge, C. (2007) Developing a geographers’ agenda for online research ethics. Progress in Human Geography 31, 5, 654-674.

Schroeder, R. (2007) An overview of ethical and social issues in shared virtual environments. Futures: The journal of planning, forecasting and policy, 39, 6, 704-717.

 

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