Exploring online research methods - Incorporating TRI-ORM

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Title

Hine, C. (2000) Virtual Ethnography. London. Sage.

Link

[External Link - opens in a new window] http://www.sagepub.co.uk/ book.aspx?pid=102217

Synopsis

Cutting though the exaggerated and fanciful beliefs about the new possibilities of `net life', Hine produces a distinctive understanding of the significance of the net and addresses such questions as: what challenges do the new technologies of communication pose for research methods? Does the Internet force us to rethink traditional categories of 'culture' and `society'? In this compelling and thoughtful book, Hine shows that the Internet is both a site for cultural formations and a cultural artefact which is shaped by people's understandings and expectations. The Internet requires a new form of ethnography. The author considers the shape of this new ethnography and guides readers through its application in multiple settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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