Innovations in Digital Research Methods

Author: Peter Halfpenny
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473926955
Format: PDF, Docs
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Vast amounts of digital data are now generated daily by people as they go about their lives, yet social researchers are struggling to exploit it. At the same time, the challenges faced by society in the 21st century are growing ever more complex, and demands research that is bigger in scale, more collaborative and multi-disciplinary than ever before. This cutting-edge volume provides an accessible introduction to innovative digital social research tools and methods that harness this ‘data deluge’ and successfully tackle key research challenges. Contributions from leading international researchers cover topics such as: Qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research Data management Social media and social network analysis Modeling and simulation Survey methods Visualizing social data Ethics and e-research The future of social research in the digital age This vibrant introduction to innovative digital research methods is essential reading for anyone conducting social research today.

Handbook of Research on Digital Information Technologies Innovations Methods and Ethical Issues

Author: Hansson, Thomas
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1599049716
Format: PDF, ePub
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"This book provides a collection of successful designs, defined as communicative relation-building solutions, for individuals and collectives of interlocutors. It includes a longitudinal perspective of past mistakes, current trends and future opportunities, and is a must-have for beginners in the field as well as qualified professionals exploring the full potential of human interactions"--Provided by publisher.

Digital Methods for Social Science

Author: Steven Roberts
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137453664
Format: PDF
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This timely book inspires researchers to deploy relevant, effective, innovative digital methods. It explores the relationship of such methods to 'mainstream' social science; interdisciplinarity; innovations in digital research tools; the opportunities (and challenges) of digital methods in researching social life; and digital research ethics.

Digital Sociology

Author: Noortje Marres
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745684823
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This provocative new introduction to the field of digital sociology offers a critical overview of interdisciplinary debates about new ways of knowing society that are emerging today at the interface of computing, media, social research and social life. Digital Sociology introduces key concepts, methods and understandings that currently inform the development of specifically digital forms of social enquiry. Marres assesses the relevance and usefulness of digital methods, data and techniques for the study of sociological phenomena and evaluates the major claim that computation makes possible a new ‘science of society’. As Marres argues, the digital does much more than inspire innovation in social research: it forces us to engage anew with fundamental sociological questions. We must learn to appreciate that the digital has the capacity to throw into crisis existing knowledge frameworks and is likely to reconfigure wider relations. This timely engagement with a key transformation of our age will be indispensable reading for undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in digital sociology, digital media, computing and society.

Contemporary Research Methods and Data Analytics in the News Industry

Author: Gibbs, William J.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466685816
Format: PDF
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The advent of digital technologies has changed the news and publishing industries drastically. While shrinking newsrooms may be a concern for many, journalists and publishing professionals are working to reorient their skills and capabilities to employ technology for the purpose of better understanding and engaging with their audiences. Contemporary Research Methods and Data Analytics in the News Industry highlights the research behind the innovations and emerging practices being implemented within the journalism industry. This crucial, industry-shattering publication focuses on key topics in social media and video streaming as a new form of media communication as well the application of big data and data analytics for collecting information and drawing conclusions about the current and future state of print and digital news. Due to significant insight surrounding the latest applications and technologies affecting the news industry, this publication is a must-have resource for journalists, analysts, news media professionals, social media strategists, researchers, television news producers, and upper-level students in journalism and media studies. This timely industry resource includes key topics on the changing scope of the news and publishing industries including, but not limited to, big data, broadcast journalism, computational journalism, computer-mediated communication, data scraping, digital media, news media, social media, text mining, and user experience.

Digital Business Leadership

Author: Ralf T. Kreutzer
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658119144
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Dieses Buch beschreibt die Grundlagen der Digitalisierung und die damit einhergehenden betriebswirtschaftlichen Chancen und Risiken. Fach- und Führungskräfte erhalten praktikable Handlungsempfehlungen, um die Herausforderungen der digitalen Transformation zu bewältigen und langfristig erfolgreich als Digital Leader handeln zu können. Dazu werden acht wesentliche Handlungsfelder zum Aufbau einer Digital Business Leadership systematisch erarbeitet. Anhand nachvollziehbarer Unternehmensbeispiele von Digital Business Leadern werden die relevanten Vorgehensmodelle, Managementprinzipien und Methoden erörtert. Deren Überführung in den Unternehmensalltag wird durch ein Kapitel zum Change-Management unterstützt.

Online Research Methods in Urban and Planning Studies Design and Outcomes

Author: Silva, Carlos Nunes
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466600756
Format: PDF, Docs
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"This book provides an overview of online research methods in urban and planning studies, exploring and discussing new digital tools and Web-based research methods, as well as the scholarly, legal, and ethical challenges associated with their use"--Provided by publisher.

Innovative Methods in Media and Communication Research

Author: Sebastian Kubitschko
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319407007
Format: PDF
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This collection reflects the need for suitable methods to answer emerging questions that result from the ever-changing media environment. As media technologies and infrastructures become inseparably interwoven with social constellations, scholars from varying disciplines increasingly investigate their characteristics, functioning, relevance and impact – facing new methodological challenges as well as opportunities. Innovative Methods in Media and Communication Research engages with the substantial need to rethink established methods to research acute changes in the media environment. The book gathers chapters dedicated to the multifacetedness and liveliness of emerging methods – from lifelogging and ethnography to digital methods and visualization – while embedding them in the rich history of interdisciplinary empirical research. Innovation here is a call for widening and rethinking research methods to stimulate a sophisticated debate on and exploration of contemporary methodological approaches for scholars at various levels of academic life. Accompanied by introductory sections of prominent scholars, the majority of empirical studies gathered in this volume are accomplished through early-career scholars who strive to advance cutting-edge and in parts even provocative approaches for the study of media and communication. The book's four sections on Materiality, Technology, Experience and Visualization are introduced by Saskia Sassen, Noortje Marres, Sarah Pink and Lev Manovich.