[Air-L] Need New Methods Text
dperkel at ischool.berkeley.edu
Thu Jul 21 09:35:04 PDT 2011
I am not entirely sure what you are looking for in a text book for the
class, but as a supplement to any unit you cover I highly recommend Internet
Inquiry: Conversations about Method, edited by Annette Markham and Nancy
Baym (2009). Each section features a main article and then two responses.
Great fodder for class discussions and reflections on projects.
School of Information, Berkeley Center for New Media
On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 3:43 PM, Ted Coopman <ted.coopman at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am looking for a new (one) comprehensive text for an Internet
> Research Methods course, current title: Inquiry in Internet
> Communication. Here is the catalog description.
> "Examines the internet as both a site of and a tool of communication
> research. Special attention to legal and ethical concerns associated
> with internet communication research."
> This is an upper division 4 unit research methods course. I am
> currently using Hine's "Virtual Methods: Issues in Social Research on
> the Internet" which is fine but the research is a bit dated (ah, the
> hell of "everything is dated once it hits the page" for teaching
> internet/new media anything) and while I use workshops on specific
> research methods (interviewing, surveys, etc.) I am looking for
> something more textbook-like with a structured approach. It needs to
> include both qualitative and quantitative approaches.
> I get them out collecting and coding data for two projects per semester.
> Online resources, a convergence approach that includes other media,
> and a "tool box" theoretical/epistemological approach are a bonus.
> Lately I have noticed a few coming out, but wanted to tap the
> collective expertise of the list for some solid recommendations.
> Feel free to contact me off list, I will (as always) compile and post).
> Ted M. Coopman Ph.D.
> Department of Communication Studies
> San Jose State University
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