Conversations About Method
- Annette N. Markham - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
- Nancy K. Baym - University of Kansas, USA
Key Features and Benefits
- Presents each chapter in the form of a question in order to provoke explicit consideration of key issues
- Illustrates choices made within larger disciplinary contexts to help students blend approaches, think broadly, and conduct internet research with the benefit of multiplicity
- Offers a range of perspectives in each chapter to vividly demonstrate that there are many ways to answer methodological challenges well
- Includes contributors from multiple disciplines and across the globe
- Provides a highly reflexive writing style that allows readers to see processes that are rarely visible in finished research reports
This edited volume is an excellent supplementary text for a variety of advanced undergraduate and graduate courses such as Internet Research, Research Methods, Qualitative Research Methods, and Computer-Mediated Communication in the departments of communication, media studies, sociology, and anthropology. It will assist new scholars as well as seasoned practitioners in this arena make informed choices in how they conduct inquiry.
The volume is a great introduction to some of the core and common issues that come up when researchers start using internet inquiry as a methodological strategy.
One of the best overviews of the particularities of internet research I have seen, that is clear and accessible to students of all levels.
Very interesting book but not really suited for a Masters course.
I would still recommend it as supplemental reading.
In my opinion, one of the best texts available for those undertaking internet research from undergraduate through to postgraduate study. Excellent
A useful resource for people considering using the Internet in their research
This will be an invaluable resource for the appropriate methods section of the course. Clearly written and accessible for undergraduates.