Digital Methods for Social Science

An Interdisciplinary Guide to Research Innovation

Author: Steven Roberts,Helene Snee,Christine Hine,Yvette Morey,Hayley Watson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137453664

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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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.
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Innovative Methods in Media and Communication Research

Author: Sebastian Kubitschko,Anne Kaun

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319407007

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

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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.
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Research Methods and Methodologies in Education

Author: Robert Coe,Michael Waring,Larry V Hedges,James Arthur

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526412640

Category: Education

Page: 400

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The #1 resource for carrying out educational research In order to carry out high-quality educational research, every aspect of the process needs careful consideration. This all-encompassing textbook gives a considered overview of principles that underpin research, key qualitative and quantitative methods for research design, data collection and analysis. New to the Second Edition: Includes new chapter on Ethics Enhanced coverage of qualitative research Thorough reworking's of chapters makes the new edition truly comprehensive
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The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods

Author: Luke Sloan,Anabel Quan-Haase

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473987970

Category: Social Science

Page: 728

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The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods offers a step-by-step guide to overcoming the challenges inherent in research projects that deal with ‘big and broad data’, from the formulation of research questions through to the interpretation of findings. The handbook includes chapters on specific social media platforms such as Twitter, Sina Weibo and Instagram, as well as a series of critical chapters. The holistic approach is organised into the following sections: Conceptualising & Designing Social Media Research Collection & Storage Qualitative Approaches to Social Media Data Quantitative Approaches to Social Media Data Diverse Approaches to Social Media Data Analytical Tools Social Media Platforms This handbook is the single most comprehensive resource for any scholar or graduate student embarking on a social media project.
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The Handbook of Emergent Technologies in Social Research

Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199706259

Category: Social Science

Page: 720

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Emergent technologies are pushing the boundaries of how both qualitative and quantitative researchers practice their craft, and it has become clear these changes are dramatically altering research design, from the questions researchers ask and the ways they collect data, to what they even consider data. Gathering a broad range of new developments in one place, The Handbook of Emergent Technologies in Social Research offers comprehensive, up-to-date thinking on technological innovations. In addition to addressing how to effectively apply new technologies-such as the internet, mobile technologies, geospatial technologies (GPS), and the incorporation of computer-assisted software programs (CAQDAS) to qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods approaches to research projects-many chapters provide in-depth examples of practices within both disciplinary and interdisciplinary environments and outside the academic world in multi-media laboratories and research institutes. Not only an authoritative view of cutting-edge technologies and their applications, the Handbook examines the costs and benefits of utilizing new technologies on the research process, the potential misuse of these techniques for methods practices, and the ethical and moral dimensions of emergent technologies, especially with regard to issues of surveillance and privacy. The Handbook of Emergent Technologies in Social Research is an essential resource for research methods courses in various fields, including the social sciences, education, communications, computer science, and health services, and an indispensable guide for social researchers looking to incorporate emerging technologies into their methods and practice.
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Handbuch Kindheits- und Jugendforschung

Author: Heinz-Hermann Krüger,Cathleen Grunert

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783322851543

Category: Social Science

Page: 20

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Die bislang eher unverbunden nebeneinanderstehenden Bereiche der Kindheits- und Jugendforschung werden in diesem Handbuch erstmals miteinander verknüpft und deren bisherige Forschungserträge bilanzierend zusammengefasst. Dabei werden die Ansätze und Ergebnisse der zentralen an der Kindheits- und Jugendforschung beteiligten Fachdisziplinen, der Erziehungswissenschaft, der Psychologie, der Soziologie u.a. berücksichtigt. Die Bandbreite der Themenstellung reicht von verschiedenen theoretischen Konzepten, methodischen Verfahren und maßgeblichen Ergebnissen der Kindheits- und Jugendforschung in quantitativer, qualitativer, kulturvergleichender und historischer Hinsicht.
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Die Grenzen des Wachstums

Bericht des Club of Rome zur Lage der Menschheit

Author: Dennis Meadows,Donella H. Meadows

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economic history

Page: 183

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Heritage and Archaeology in the Digital Age

Acquisition, Curation, and Dissemination of Spatial Cultural Heritage Data

Author: Matthew L. Vincent,Víctor Manuel López-Menchero Bendicho,Marinos Ioannides,Thomas E. Levy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319653709

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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This book examines how computer-based programs can be used to acquire ‘big’ digital cultural heritage data, curate, and disseminate it over the Internet and in 3D visualization platforms with the ultimate goal of creating long-lasting “digital heritage repositories.’ The organization of the book reflects the essence of new technologies applied to cultural heritage and archaeology. Each of these stages bring their own challenges and considerations that need to be dealt with. The authors in each section present case studies and overviews of how each of these aspects might be dealt with. While technology is rapidly changing, the principles laid out in these chapters should serve as a guide for many years to come. The influence of the digital world on archaeology and cultural heritage will continue to shape these disciplines as advances in these technologies facilitate new lines of research. serif">The book is divided into three sections covering acquisition, curation, and dissemination (the major life cycles of cultural heritage data). Acquisition is one of the fundamental challenges for practitioners in heritage and archaeology, and the chapters in this section provide a template that highlights the principles for present and future work that will provide sustainable models for digital documentation. Following acquisition, the next section highlights how equally important curation is as the future of digital documentation depends on it. Preservation of digital data requires preservation that can guarantee a future for generations to come. The final section focuses on dissemination as it is what pushes the data beyond the shelves of storage and allows the public to experience the past through these new technologies, but also opens new lines of investigation by giving access to these data to researchers around the globe. Digital technology promises significant changes in how we approach social sciences, cultural heritage, and archaeology. However, researchers must consider not only the acquisition and curation, but also the dissemination of these data to their colleagues and the public. Throughout the book, many of the authors have highlighted the usefulness of Structure from Motion (SfM) work for cultural heritage documentation; others the utility and excitement of crowdsourcing as a ‘citizen scientist’ tool to engage not only trained students and researchers, but also the public in the cyber-archaeology endeavor. Both innovative tools facilitate the curation of digital cultural heritage and its dissemination. Together with all the chapters in this volume, the authors will help archaeologists, researchers interested in the digital humanities and scholars who focus on digital cultural heritage to assess where the field is and where it is going.
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Anthropology News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropological linguistics

Page: N.A

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Documentation Abstracts

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Information storage and retrieval systems

Page: N.A

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Die Gesellschaft der Daten

Über die digitale Transformation der sozialen Ordnung

Author: Florian Süssenguth

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839427649

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

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Big Data, Social Media, Computational Journalism, Industrie 4.0 - hinter all diesen Chiffren blitzen die Anzeichen des Beginns einer umgreifenden Veränderung der Gesellschaft durch die Möglichkeiten digitaler Datenverarbeitung auf. Welchen Stellenwert hat das zukunftsoffene Experimentieren mit diesen neuen Daten, in deren Gesellschaft wir uns in jedem Moment befinden und die alle unsere Praktiken durchdringen? Und wie ist dies angemessen wissenschaftlich zu beschreiben? Perspektivenreich zeigen die Autorinnen und Autoren des Bandes, darunter Bruno Latour, Karin Knorr Cetina, Christoph Bieber, Christoph Neuberger und Karl-Heinz Ladeur, die Möglichkeiten auf, das theoretische und empirische Inventar der Gesellschaftswissenschaften am Gegenstand der Digitalisierung zu schärfen.
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Materiale Analysen

Methodenfragen in Projekten

Author: Nicole Burzan,Ronald Hitzler,Heiko Kirschner

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658126140

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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In den Beiträgen dieses Bandes zeigen namhafte Autorinnen und Autoren mittels methodologischer Reflexionen, ausgearbeiteter Forschungsdesigns und detaillierter Studien an konkreten Beispielen aus der eigenen Forschung, dass methodisch analysierte Materialien für begründete sozialwissenschaftliche Einsichten unverzichtbar sind und dass materiale Analysen den Einsatz von – zunehmend technologisch avancierten – Varianten quantitativer, qualitativer und interpretativer Datenerhebungs- und Auswertungsverfahren im Hinblick auf heterogene Forschungsinteressen an sozialen Zusammenhängen voraussetzen.
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Visuelle Medien

Author: Jörg Helbig,Arno Russegger,Rainer Winter

Publisher: Herbert von Halem Verlag

ISBN: 3869621141

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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Visuelle Kultur ist zu einem wichtigen interdisziplinären Forschungsfeld geworden. Die Dominanz der Bilder und ihre globale Zirkulation in der Gegenwart haben in der Wissenschaft zu einer Hinwendung zum Bildlichen geführt, dessen Bedeutung und Relevanz herausgestellt und analysiert wird. Erforscht wird vor allem die kulturelle Konstruktion des Visuellen. Wie wird durch kulturelle Bildpraxen Bedeutung in einer zunehmend visuellen Welt geschaffen und übermittelt? Vor diesem Hintergrund versammelt der vorliegende Band unterschiedliche Zugänge, die an verschiedenen Medien zeigen, wie komplex das Verhältnis von Wirklichkeit und visueller Vermittlung und wie zentral es für das Verständnis unserer Welt ist.
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