The Handbook Of Emergent Technologies In Social Research

Hardcover | March 17, 2011

EditorSharlene Nagy Hesse-biber

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New technologies are breaking the boundaries of how social researchers practice their craft, and it has become clear these changes are dramatically altering research design from the way data is collected to what is considered data. Bringing together all the emerging social science researchtechnologies in one place, The Handbook of Emergent Technologies in Social Research offers comprehensive and up-to-date thinking on emerging technologies and addresses their impact on research methods, and in turn how new technologies lead to new research questions and areas of inquiry. The Handbook is organized into five sections, covering internet technologies, emergent data-collection methods, audio/visual, mobile, and geospatial technologies, and technology's impact on studying social life in natural settings, all after taking a look at emergent technologies from a broad,social-research context. Many of the twenty-nine chapters provide a commentary on and summary of specific technologies, like global surveys on the internet, mobile phones, data mining, and remote sensing, with a central focus on the most effective ways to use them. Others discuss the ethical andmoral implications, especially issues of privacy and confidentiality, and collaborations across disciplines and outside the academy. The Handbook of Emergent Technologies in Social Research is indispensable for any social researcher looking to incorporate emerging technologies into their methods andpractice.

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New technologies are breaking the boundaries of how social researchers practice their craft, and it has become clear these changes are dramatically altering research design from the way data is collected to what is considered data. Bringing together all the emerging social science researchtechnologies in one place, The Handbook of Emer...

Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber is Professor of Sociology at Boston College. She is the author or editor of numerous books, including: The Cult of Thinness 2E (OUP 2006), Working Women in America: Split Dreams 2E (OUP 2004), Feminist Perspectives in Social Research (OUP 2004), Approaches to Qualitative Research (OUP 2004), and Feminist App...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:784 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:March 17, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber: Emergent Technologies in Social Research: Pushing against the boundaries of research praxisPart I. Emergent Technologies in a Broad Social Research Context2. Edward J. Hackett: Possible Dreams: Research Technologies and Transformation of the Human Sciences3. David J. Gunkel: To Tell the Truth: The Internet and Emergent Epistemological Challenges in Social Research4. Barbara Herr Harthorn: Methodological Challenges Posed by Emergent Nanotechnologies and Cultural Values5. Goran Collste: Under my Skin: The Ethics of Ambient Computing for Personal Health Monitoring6. Mariann Hardey: Ubiquitous Connectivity: User-generated data and the role of the researcherPart II. The Rise of Internet Technologies and Social Research Practice7. Bella Dicks and Bruce Mason: Clickable data: Hypermedia and social research8. Dhiraj Murthy: Digital Ethnography and Emergent Technologies9. Laura Robinson and Jeremy Schulz: New Fieldsites, New Methods: New Ethnographic Opportunities10. David L. Morgan and Bojana Lobe: Online Focus Groups11. Karim Gherab-Martin: Digital Repositories, Folksonomies and Interdisciplinary Research: New social epistemology toolsPart III. Emergent Data Collection Methods: New forms of data production12. Anne Beaulieu and Mette Terp Hoybye: Studying Mailing Lists: Text, temporality, interaction and materiality at the intersection of email and the web13. Collection and Data Analysis using Emergent Technologies: On-line Data Collection and Data Analysis using Emergent Technologies14. Robert Fitzgerald and John Findlay: Collaborative Research Tools: Using wikis and team learning systems to collectively create new knowled15. Kathryn Moyle: Using Emerging Technologies in Focus Group Interviews16. Gregorio Convertino and John M. Carroll: Toward Experimental Methods in Collaborative Computing Research17. Albertine Visser and Ingrid Mulder: Emergent Technologies for Assessing Social Feelings and Experiences18. Bert Little: Data Mining and Research: Applied Mathematics Reborn19. Nittaya Kerdprasop: Knowledge Mining and Managing: Emergent Tools and Technologies in Web-Based Intelligent Learning EnvironmentsPart IV. Audio-Visual, Mobile, and Geospatial Technologies' Impact on the Social Research Process20. Tom W. Smith and John Sokolowski: The Use of Audio-Visuals in Surveys21. John W. Creswell and Bernard Rogers McCoy: The Use of Mixed Methods Thinking in Documentary Development22. Aline Gubrium and K-C Nat Turner: A New Way of Seeing and Being Seen: Digital Storytelling as an Emergent Method for Social Research and Practice23. Nathan Eagle: Mobile Phones as Sensors for Social Research24. Geert de Haan, Sunil Choenni, Ingrid Mulder, Sandra Kalidien, and Peter van Waart: Fragments of Freedom: Making sense of implicit data sets25. Anne Kellock, Rebecca Lawthom, Judith Sixsmith, Karen Duggan, Ilana Mountian, John T. Haworth, Carolyn Kagan, David P. Brown, John E. Griffiths, Jenny Hawkins, Claire Worley, Christina Purcell, and Asiya Siddiquee: Using Technology and the Experience Sampling Method to Understand Real Life26. Steven J. Steinberg and Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg: The Application of Spatial Analysis Technology in Social Science Research: Tools and Techniques27. Ross S. Purves: Methods, Examples and Pitfalls in the Exploitation of the Geospatial Web28. Chris Fowler, Lindsay O'Neill, and Joy van Helvert: Living Laboratories: Social Research Applications and Evaluation29. Anne Holohan, Jeanette Chin, Vic Callaghan, and Peter Muhlau: The Digital Home: A New Locus of Social Science Research