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Airoldi, Massimo – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
Qualitative researchers struggle to study the transient fields of social network sites like Twitter through conventional ethnographic approaches. This paper suggests that, in order to step further, we should distinguish between the relatively stable 'contextual' fields of bounded online communities and the fluid, 'meta-fields' resulting from the…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Social Media, Internet, Metadata
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Kohrs, Kirsten – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
Multimodal studies posit that meaning is not only communicated through spoken and written words, but also through other modes such as images, gesture, gaze, proximity etc. The widespread availability of high-quality, miniaturised audio and video recording and storing technology has made multimodal data collection cheap and easy. However, the…
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Video Technology, Research Methodology, Semiotics
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Quartiroli, Alessandro; Knight, Sharon M.; Etzel, Edward F.; Monaghan, Molly – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2017
The usefulness of the online Skype system for qualitative data collection has been well documented, but its application in qualitative data analysis has been largely ignored. This article provides insight into the use of Skype in the context of interdisciplinary team research, with a focus on the analytical phase of a qualitative investigation.…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Video Technology, Teamwork, Qualitative Research
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Shordike, Anne; Hocking, Clare; Bunrayong, Wannipa; Vittayakorn, Soisuda; Rattakorn, Phuanjai; Pierce, Doris; Wright-St Clair, Valerie A. – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2017
This international research collaborative undertook what became a decade long process to look at meanings of celebratory food related occupations of elder women across three cultures in New Zealand, Thailand and the United States. Cross-cultural research comes with inherent ethical issues related to cultural lenses, use of instruments and…
Descriptors: Ethics, Cross Cultural Studies, Females, Older Adults
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Nind, Melanie; Armstrong, Alan; Cansdale, Mal; Collis, Anne; Hooper, Clare; Parsons, Sarah; Power, Andrew – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2017
This paper explores the potential of an online TimeBank for inclusive research to address some of the challenges related to the unequal distribution of power and money for researchers within and outside the academy working in collaboration. The problem, the concept of TimeBanking, and the relationship of TimeBanking to inclusive research…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Money Management, Banking, Power Structure
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Meredith, Joanne – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2016
Transcription of audio data is widespread in qualitative research, with transcription of video data also becoming common. Online data is now being collected using screen-capture or video software, which then needs transcribing. This paper draws together literature on transcription of spoken interaction and highlights key transcription principles,…
Descriptors: Transcripts (Written Records), Data, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Software
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McGeeney, Ester – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2015
This paper examines the temporal and ethical affordances of commercial social media platforms, such as Twitter, as tools for engaging in social research and knowledge exchange. Drawing on activity that took place during the "New Frontiers in Qualitative Longitudinal Research" seminar series, the article reports on using Twitter and other…
Descriptors: Social Media, Longitudinal Studies, Computer Mediated Communication, Qualitative Research