Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 521. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Reviews ‘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 research. …………………… 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: email@example.com Personal Webpage #Find out more about my research at ResearchGate #New book: Digital Social Research, Polity. October 2019. All the other books _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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