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'The guide provides a wealth of advice, explanation, instruction, self-help tips and examples, making this a helpful resource for anyone using technology in conducting their research' - Abstracts of Public Administration, Development, and Environment
This is a great book for this subject matter. I do not teach a course that is solely concerned with online research methods. However, this text will be a useful addition to the supplementary texts for my course.
A very complete textbook. Plain & simple, right to the concept!
Ted J. Gaiser offers a broad overview of different online research approaches. In combination with general introductions, e.g. Flicks "An Introduction to Qualitative Research", this book be used as a guide for a whole lecture or as a collection of great and well-written chapters on specific steps of online research. Each step is not only presented from its theoretical point of view, but further tips and tricks help students to get into the subject and research easily.
Although I adopted this text--and it's certainly adequate as a introduction to online research--I probably will search for an alternative the next time I teach my research methods seminar. To me, the text seemed to lack sufficient depth, and my students did not suggest otherwise.
An excellent introduction to online research though limited in its coverage of the issue of ethics.
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