Doing research in and on the digital: research methods across fields of inquiry

 

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We are halfway there with co-editing a book called “Doing research in and on the digital: research methods across fields of inquiry” (Routledge), which aims to deliver on two fronts: 1) by detailing how researchers across fields are devising and applying innovative research methods for and within the digital sphere and 2) by discussing the ethical challenges and critical issues implied in such approaches.

Many of the chapters are in and ready to go. Chapters cover the intricacies of carrying out research in and on the ‘digital’, such as conducting qualitative research on Facebook, using participatory methods such as digital storytelling, and how Smartphone technologies and Apps can be utilised for psychological research studies.

However, we are still looking for more, particularly chapters that address participatory methods in online spaces, and those that add to the theoretical debates around using big data in social research. We are also actively seeking contributions from researchers from countries other than the UK, US and Australia. If you are interested, or know someone who would be, please contact us Dr Cristina Costa (University of Strathclyde, UK) cristina.costa@strath.ac.uk and Dr Jenna Condie (Western Sydney University, Australia) j.condie@westernsydney.edu.au or forward on a link to this post. 

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