[Humanist] 25.820 ethnographic/qualitative research online

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  [1]   From:    "N.Jankowski" <n.jankowski at xs4all.nl>                     (79)
        Subject: RE: [Humanist] 25.818 ethnographic/qualitative research
                online?

  [2]   From:    jeremy hunsinger <jhuns at vt.edu>                           (27)
        Subject: ethnographic/qualitative research online?

  [3]   From:    Lynne Siemens <siemensl at uvic.ca>                          (15)
        Subject: RE: [Humanist] 25.818 future of
                workstations?ethnographic/qualitative research online?


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        Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 07:50:06 +0100
        From: "N.Jankowski" <n.jankowski at xs4all.nl>
        Subject: RE: [Humanist] 25.818 ethnographic/qualitative research online?

Regarding literature on qualitative research in online settings, there is a
small library of available material, dating back to the early days of
Internet research (see, e.g., the Jones volumes from the second half of the
1990s). Some of this literature is addressed in a chapter that seems to
touch on the substantive area of the query, community on- and offline, and
that reference is noted below. A touchstone in this area, albeit highly
contested, is Hine's volume about virtual ethnography. More recent is an
collection edited by two scholars, Markham and Baym,  that contributed
significantly to the interpretative approach to understanding community.

Nick Jankowski

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Nicholas W. Jankowski
The e-Humanities Group, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
ehumanities.nl/
E: nickjan at xs4all.nl
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References
Markham, A. N. & Baym, N. K. (2009). Internet inquiry: Conversations about
method. London: SAGE.
Hine, C. (2000). Virtual ethnography. London: SAGE.
Jankowski, N. W. (2006). "Creating community with media: History, theories
and scientific investigations." In L. A. Lievrouw & S. Livingstone (eds.)
The Handbook of New Media. Updated student ed. London: SAGE.

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        Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 08:54:47 +0000
        From: Simon Moreton <S.R.Moreton at exeter.ac.uk>
        Subject: Looking for Literature: methods for
conductingethnographic/qualitative work online

Dear all,

Apologies for cross posting.

We are currently searching for literature that considers methods for
conducting ethnographic/qualitative work online. This includes work on
ethics, approaches, methodological issues and examples of work that engages
with online communities, such as chatrooms or discussion fora, and social
media platforms such as Facebook. If anyone on this list could recommend any
work on this topic we would be most grateful.

The review is for an AHRC-funded Connecting Communities Scoping Study
entitled 'Crafting communities: connecting 'online' and 'offline' making
practices'. The remit of the project is to conduct a literature review and
fieldwork to explore the relationship between everyday creative practices
and the use of digital technologies among craft practitioners. 
It also interrogates experiences of connectivity, and how (dis)connection
affects the contours and experiences of everyday life.

We will compile and circulate a bibliography in due course. Any suggestions
greatly appreciated!

Best wishes

Dr Simon Moreton, Dr Nicola Thomas, Dr Roberta Comunian, Dr Caroline
Chapain.

--
Dr Simon Moreton

Associate Research Fellow
School of Geography
College of Life&  Environmental Sciences University of Exeter
EX4 4RJ

http://geography.exeter.ac.uk/




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        Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 06:01:02 -0400
        From: jeremy hunsinger <jhuns at vt.edu>
        Subject: ethnographic/qualitative research online?
        In-Reply-To: <20120315062826.A814A27632B at woodward.joyent.us>

The association of internet researchers is one home for ethnographic/qualitative research online
http://aoir.org
and the conferences:
http://aoir.org/2000
http://aoir.org/2001/
http://aoir.org/2002
http://aoir.org/2003
http://aoir.org/2004
http://aoir.org/conferences/past/ir-6-2005/
http://aoir.org/conferences/past/ir-7-2006/
http://aoir.org/conferences/past/ir-8-2007/
http://ir9.aoir.org/
http://ir10.aoir.org/
http://ir11.aoir.org/
http://ir12.aoir.org
http://ir13.aoir.org

and those 13 conference are really just a drop in the bucket

there are the books:
http://www.springer.com/computer/general+issues/book/978-1-4020-9788-1
3 annuals 
http://www.peterlang.com/index.cfm?event=cmp.ccc.seitenstruktur.detailseiten&seitentyp=produkt&pk=45898&concordeid=66840

http://www.amazon.ca/Internet-Inquiry-Conversations-About-Method/dp/1412910013  

and now an annual journal special issue with iCS

the research ethics groups:
http://aoir.org/documents/
http://internetresearchethics.org/
http://ijire.net/



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        Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 07:23:12 -0700
        From: Lynne Siemens <siemensl at uvic.ca>
        Subject: RE: [Humanist] 25.818 future of workstations?ethnographic/qualitative	research online?
        In-Reply-To: <20120315062826.A814A27632B at woodward.joyent.us>

Dear Simon, you might be interested in a new book coming out from SAGE.

It is entitled Netnography: Doing Ethnographic Research Online.  More information can be found at http://www.sagepub.com/books/Book233748.

Cheers

Lynne

Lynne Siemens
Assistant Professor
Masters of Community Development (publicadmin.uvic.ca/macd)
School of Public Administration
University of Victoria
Telephone: (250) 721-8069
Fax: (250) 721-8849
Email: siemensl at uvic.ca 


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