Digital Research Confidential: The Secrets of Studying by Eszter Hargittai,Christian Sandvig

By Eszter Hargittai,Christian Sandvig

The realm of the electronic deals either new tools of study and new gadgets of analysis. as the electronic atmosphere for scholarship is consistently evolving, researchers needs to occasionally improvise, switch their plans, and adapt. those info are usually skipped over of analysis write-ups, leaving rookies to the sphere annoyed while their techniques don't paintings as anticipated. Digital learn private offers students an opportunity to profit from their fellow researchers' errors -- and their successes. The booklet -- a follow-up to Eszter Hargittai's greatly learn Research Confidential -- offers behind-the-scenes, nuts-and-bolts tales of electronic examine initiatives, written by means of demonstrated and emerging students. They speak about such demanding situations as archiving, net crawling, crowdsourcing, and confidentiality. they don't minimize from specifics, describing such learn hiccups as an ethnographic interview so emotionally draining that in a while the researcher retreated to a rest room to cry, and the probably easy learn query approximately Wikipedia that mushroomed into years of labor on thousands of knowledge issues. Digital learn private will be a vital source for students in each field.ContributorsMegan Sapnar Ankerson, danah boyd, Amy Bruckman, Casey Fiesler, Brooke Foucault Welles, Darren Gergle, Eric Gilbert, Eszter Hargittai, Brent Hecht, Aron Hsiao, Karrie Karahalios, Paul Leonardi, Kurt Luther, Virág Molnár, Christian Sandvig, Aaron Shaw, Michelle Shumate, Matthew Weber

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