The Essential Guide to Qualitative Social Media Research
- Robert V Kozinets - University of Southern California, USA
Netnography is an adaptation of ethnography for the online world, pioneered by Robert Kozinets, and is concerned with the study of online cultures and communities as distinct social phenomena, rather than isolated content. In this landmark third edition, Netnography: The Essential Guide provides the theoretical and methodological groundwork as well as the practical applications, helping students both understand and do netnographic research projects of their own.
Packed with enhanced learning features throughout, linking concepts to structured activities in a step by step way, the book is also now accompanied by a striking new visual design and further case studies, offering the essential student resource to conducting online ethnographic research. Real world examples provided demonstrate netnography in practice across the social sciences, in media and cultural studies, anthropology, education, nursing, travel and tourism, and others.
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Netnography is a must-read for anyone engaged in or contemplating qualitative research on social media. Online behavior is at once a psychological, social, and technological phenomena, and qualitative approaches require both rigor and context, which Robert V. Kozinets offers in abundance. Both history and methodology are meticulously detailed in what ought to be a guidebook for social media researchers.
If anyone had any doubt that this is the golden age for research, Rob Kozinets has made the case and provided the field guide that shows why this is so. Netnography is a fun locution for a big set of ideas about how to exploit new research methods to explore the biggest social, political and economic issues of our time.
Robert Kozinets knows his stuff: over the past 25 years, he has almost single-handedly established netnography as a methodological framework for qualitative Internet research. This third edition of his essential guide to netnographic research practices provides a very welcome update to the framework, taking in even more of the complex and ever-changing landscape of current social media platforms and their uses, and offering a wealth of ideas for working with qualitative social media data. Whether they’re already calling themselves netnographers or have yet to discover the field, this book will inspire and enable many more researchers to investigate social media practices from a qualitative perspective.
Netnography introduces researchers to the complex social system of people, spaces, and tool interactions existing in social media. Netnographic practices detail ways of understanding and engaging with communities considering the necessary ethics of digital qualitative research. The newest edition includes contemporary examples to support critical methodologies for understanding digital interactions.
An excellent update text for all your digital research needs.
Informative and a nice read, my students will find this really helpful
excellent introduction to the field
For students to understand the qualitative method of netnography especially for the analysis of social media.
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Netnography has opened up ways in which students can study online communities.