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Doing Digital Methods Paperback with Interactive eBook

Doing Digital Methods Paperback with Interactive eBook

  • Richard Rogers - University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, University of Amsterdam

March 2019 | SAGE Publications Ltd

Get 12 months FREE access to the Digital Methods Manual (the abridged, interactive eBook that provides handy step-by-step guidance to your phone, tablet, laptop or reading device) when purchasing ISBN: 9781526487995 Paperback and & Interactive eBook*.

Teaching the concrete methods needed to use digital devices, search engines and social media platforms to study some of the most urgent social issues of our time, this is the essential guide to the state of the art in researching the natively digital. With explanation of context and techniques and a rich set of case studies, Richard Rogers teaches you how to:

·         Build a URL list to discover internet censorship

·         Transform Google into a research machine to detect source bias

·         Make Twitter API outputs comprehensible and tell stories

·         Research Instagram to locate ‘hashtag publics’

·         Extract and fruitfully analyze Facebook posts, images and video

·         And much, much more

Designed with a suite of video tutorials and online tools as well as the Digital Methods Manual Interactive eBook, this is the guide to doing digital methods you have been waiting for.

*Interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook included as part of paperback and interactive eBook product. Access not guaranteed on second-hand copies (as access code may have previously been redeemed).

Preface: Before beginning digital methods
Chapter 1 Positioning digital methods
Chapter 2 Starting with query design
Chapter 3 Issuecrawling: Mapping networks on the web
Chapter 4 URL fetching: Internet censorship research
Chapter 5 Website history: Screencast documentaries with the Internet Archive
Chapter 6 Search as research: Repurposing Google
Chapter 7 Cultural points of view: Comparing Wikipedia language versions
Chapter 8 Platform studies: Twitter as story-telling machine
Chapter 9 Memes or virals: Identifying engaging content on Facebook
Chapter 10 Cross-platform analysis: Co-linked, inter-liked and cross-hashtagged content
Chapter 11 Tracker analysis: Detection techniques for data journalism research
Chapter 12: Youtube teardown
Chapter 13 Summarizing digital methods

An essential read for students and scholars keen to learn the techniques of digital methods, while retaining strong emphasis on methodological reflection, critical assessment of ontological and epistemological implications of tools and data, the book is comprehensive and exemplary in its approach and guidance on doing digital methods research.

Stine Lomborg
European Journal of Communication
European Journal of Communication

A clearly written and authoritative guide to digital methods.

Dr Paul Demetriou-Crane
Education, Havering College of FE And HE
June 11, 2019

The book is a commendably practical handbook on digital methods which will provide many sources of inspiration for student projects.

Dr Brett Bligh
Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University
July 15, 2019

This has been so suitable this year in particular and I can imagine going forward it will become essential reading!

Ms Paula Hearsum
School of Arts and Media, Brighton University
July 17, 2020

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ISBN: 9781526487995