Internet Research Methods: A Practical Guide for the Social and Behavioural Sciences / Edition 1

Internet Research Methods: A Practical Guide for the Social and Behavioural Sciences / Edition 1

by Claire Hewson, Peter Yule, Dianna Laurent, Carl Vogel
     
 

ISBN-10: 076195919X

ISBN-13: 9780761959199

Pub. Date: 12/24/2002

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Offering a concise, comprehensive guide to conducting research on the Internet, this book provides a detailed explanation of all the main areas of Internet research. It distinguishes between primary research (using the Internet to recruit participants, to administer the research process and to collect results) and secondary research (using the Internet to access

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Offering a concise, comprehensive guide to conducting research on the Internet, this book provides a detailed explanation of all the main areas of Internet research. It distinguishes between primary research (using the Internet to recruit participants, to administer the research process and to collect results) and secondary research (using the Internet to access available material online).

The book is designed for social science researchers and presents a user-friendly, practical guide that will be invaluable to both students and researchers who wish to incorporate the Internet into their research practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761959199
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/24/2002
Series:
New Technologies for Social Research Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Figures
List of Abbreviations
1Introduction1
2What is the Internet?11
3Is the Internet a Viable Research Tool?26
4Equipment for Internet-Based Research56
5How to Design and Implement an Internet Survey78
6What Can Go Wrong?106
7Case Studies125
8Conclusions139
References146
Index151

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