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Doing Research In and On the Digital: Research Methods across Fields of Inquiry

Costa, Cristina; Condie, Jenna


Cristina Costa

Jenna Condie


Cristina Costa

Jenna Condie


As a social space, the web provides researchers both with a tool and an environment to explore the intricacies of everyday life. As a site of mediated interactions and interrelationships, the ‘digital’ has evolved from being a space of information to a space of creation, thus providing new opportunities regarding how, where and, why to conduct social research.

Doing Research In and On the Digital aims to deliver on two fronts: first, by detailing how researchers are devising and applying innovative research methods for and within the digital sphere, and, secondly, by discussing the ethical challenges and issues implied and encountered in such approaches.

In two core Parts, this collection explores:

- content collection: methods for harvesting digital data
- engaging research informants: digital participatory methods and data stories .

With contributions from a diverse range of fields such as anthropology, sociology, education, healthcare and psychology, this volume will particularly appeal to post-graduate students and early career researchers who are navigating through new terrain in their digital-mediated research endeavours.


Costa, C., & Condie, J. (2018). C. Costa, & J. Condie (Eds.), Doing Research In and On the Digital: Research Methods across Fields of Inquiry. Milton Park, Abingdon: Routledge

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date Jun 7, 2018
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
ISBN 9781138673915
Keywords digital research, research methods, social media
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