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Humanist Archives: Dec. 31, 2019, 11 a.m. Humanist 33.521 - pubs: digital social research

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 521.
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        Date: 2019-12-27 10:19:53+00:00
        From: Giuseppe Alessandro Veltri 
        Subject: Book Announcement: Digital Social Research. Polity, 2019

Digital Social Research. Polity, 2019

More info: http://politybooks.com/bookdetail/?isbn=9781509529308

Preview of the
ToC: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332863568_Digital_Social_Research


‘We need more books like this. With his far-reaching and accessible
overview of the field, Giuseppe A.Veltri makes a very welcome contribution.’

Axel Bruns, Queensland University of Technology, and President of the
Association of Internet Researchers

‘Giuseppe A.Veltri’s innovative approach locates digital methods within
the established canon of social research methodology, without the
hyperbole that often surrounds such discussion. Students will learn
about the essential principles of social scientific research and where
new methods sit in relation to traditional methods.’

Nick Allum, Professor of Research Methodology, University of Essex

‘This is a timely and important book. Its real strength is that it moves
beyond the “how to” to explain the “why”. This is achieved with clear
language that makes the book of value to advanced undergraduates and
postgraduates alike.’

Scott Wright, Associate Professor of Digital Media and Political
Communication, University of Melbourne

Short description

To analyse social and behavioral phenomena in our digitalized world,
it’s necessary to understand the main research opportunities and
challenges specific to online and digital social research. This book
presents an overview of the many techniques that are part of the
fundamental toolbox of the digital social scientist.

Placing online methods within the wider tradition of social research
methods, Giuseppe Veltri discusses the methodological principles and
related frameworks that underlie each technique of digital research.
This useful guide covers methodological issues such as different digital
data types, sampling for big data, construct validity,
and representativeness. It looks at different forms of unobtrusive data
collection methods (web scraping, social media mining) as well as
obtrusive methods (qualitative methods, web surveys, and experiments).
Special attention is given to three key analytical approaches, explored
in more detail: computational approaches to statistical analysis, text
mining, and network analysis.

Digital Social Research Methods will be a welcome and essential resource
for students and researchers across the social sciences and humanities
carrying out digital research or interested in the future of social

Giuseppe A. Veltri, PhD
Associate Professor in Research Methodology & Cognitive Sociology
Department of Sociology and Social Research
University of Trento
via Verdi, 26 I-38122 Trento, Italy
Tel: +39 0461 281415
email: giuseppe.veltri@unitn.it
Personal Webpage
#Find out more about my research at ResearchGate
#New book: Digital Social Research, Polity. October 2019.
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