Internet Research Skills

Author: Niall Ó Dochartaigh

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446267989

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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Internet Research Skills is a clear, concise guide to effective online research for social science and humanities students. The first half of the book deals with publications online, devoting separate chapters to academic articles, books, official publications and news sources, which form the core secondary sources for social science research. The second half of the book deals with the open web, a vast and confusing realm of materials, many of which have no direct print counterpart. The third edition has been updated throughout and now includes: - coverage of cutting edge online services as well as newly developed approaches to using online materials - a new chapter on organising your research and internet research methods - additional material on the use of social networks for research. - illustrations, examples and short exercises to help you put what you learn into practice. Internet Research Skills is an invaluable guide for undergraduate students carrying out research projects and for postgraduate students working on theses and dissertations.

Internet Research Skills

Author: Niall Ó Dochartaigh

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446281191

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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Internet Research Skills is a clear, concise guide to effective online research for social science and humanities students. The first half of the book deals with publications online, devoting separate chapters to academic articles, books, official publications and news sources, which form the core secondary sources for social science research. The second half of the book deals with the open web, a vast and confusing realm of materials, many of which have no direct print counterpart. The third edition has been updated throughout and now includes: - coverage of cutting edge online services as well as newly developed approaches to using online materials - a new chapter on organising your research and internet research methods - additional material on the use of social networks for research. - illustrations, examples and short exercises to help you put what you learn into practice. Internet Research Skills is an invaluable guide for undergraduate students carrying out research projects and for postgraduate students working on theses and dissertations.

Internet Research Skills

How To Do Your Literature Search and Find Research Information Online

Author: Dr Niall O Dochartaigh

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446203999

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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Internet Research Skills is a clear and concise guide to the effective use of the Internet for students in the social sciences. The open web is becoming central to student research practice, not least because of its accessibility, and this clear text describes search strategies and outlines the critical skills necessary to deal with such diverse and disorganized materials. This book covers all of the essential aspects of Internet research, with each chapter containing a number of illustrations, inset boxes, and short exercises.

Future Ready Internet Research Skills

Author: Lyric Green,Ann Graham Gaines

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0766087697

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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The Internet has a wealth of information. And there are many quick ways to get answers. But, students must know how to perform real research on the Internet. Using clear and concise text with descriptive examples, this book shows readers how to perform their own research and teaches them skills for citing their sources as well as figuring out which ones seem reliable. Full-color photos, quick facts, and sidebars help students understand Internet research better, while the glossary reinforces new vocabulary. A Further Reading section inspires further research.

Internet for Nursing Research

A Guide to Strategies, Skills, and Resources

Author: Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN,Kristen S. Montgomery, PhD, RN, IBCLC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826197728

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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This book is a resource for using the internet as a tool in all aspects of nursing research--conducting it, teaching it, and using it. From searching online databases to creating surveys and recruiting research subjects online, the internet opens new possibilities in the research process, as well as new problems. Experienced researchers describe internet-based research methods, information on online methods for teaching research, and accessing the research of others. The appendixes include samples of existing research projects that use internet-based methodologies, as well as a listing of online resources for researchers.

Internet Research

Theory and Practice, 2d ed.

Author: Ned L. Fielden

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786450215

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 215

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To many people, the use of computers and the Internet as research tools is not a new concept. To others, though, computers are a relatively recent if necessary addition to their research toolkit. A lack of experience presents many difficulties for first-time users and others with limited computer know-how. This work, a second edition to the acclaimed Internet Research: Theory and Practice provides useful information for anyone who wants to broaden the range and scope of their research tools or anyone who wants to increase their knowledge about what is available electronically. The author discusses the following: basic methods of research using Internet protocols, Internet history, techniques for online searching, research theory and suggestions for maximizing results, mechanisms helpful in distinguishing good from bad or mediocre information, and ways for individuals to improve their research skills. Also included is an expanded discussion of Internet search engines and their operation, issues in scholarly communication and other emerging matters, and an enlarged and updated bibliography.

Qualitative Research Skills for Social Work

Theory and Practice

Author: Malcolm Carey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351907360

Category: Reference

Page: 272

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Malcolm Carey provides social work students, academics and practitioners with a practical guide to completion of a small-scale qualitative research project or dissertation. This clear text takes the reader through the process of beginning and developing a research problem or question, defining their objectives and undertaking empirical or literature-based research that involves data collection, analysis, writing up and dissemination. The book also highlights and details potential obstacles, essential techniques and methods, types of theory and methodology used, and presents case studies and ongoing debates involved in qualitative social work research. It suggests ways by which sometimes difficult processes (such as the literature review, interviews with practitioners, etc.) can be made easier to complete and explores traditional methods such as the focus group or interview alongside less conventional methodologies such as participative, narrative, discourse or ICT-related approaches. Recent investigation has highlighted the lack of research skills held by many social workers in practice. This book overcomes these problems by providing an essential and easily accessible guidebook to qualitative research methods for social work students and practitioners as well as being of interest to tutors who teach research methods to social work students or supervise dissertations.

It's a Matter of Fact

Teaching Students Research Skills in Today's Information-Packed World

Author: Angie Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351400045

Category: Education

Page: 132

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In this new book from Routledge and MiddleWeb, author Angie Miller shows how you can turn your students into informed citizens by teaching them how to research effectively. In today’s information-saturated world research skills have moved beyond fact-finding, into fact-sifting, fact-sorting, and fact-assessing. Miller shows you how to help students check sources, take good notes, make use of information, and synthesize and present information across the subject areas. She also shows how to make research a daily practice, not a one-time essay or project. With examples and online handouts you can use immediately, this practical book is a valuable resource for educators seeking to engage students in their work and encourage them toward higher level thinking.

What is Online Research?

Using the Internet for Social Science Research

Author: Tristram Hooley,Jane Wellens,John Marriott

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1849665249

Category: Social Science

Page: 161

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What is Online Research? is a straightforward, accessible introduction to social research online. The book covers the key issues and concerns, with sections on design,ethics and good practice.It will be key reading for social scientists of all levels.

Library Skills and Internet Research

Author: Precious Mckenzie

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1627179240

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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What is one of the first things you think of when your teacher assigns a big project? It’s probably how you will gather all the information you need to get a good grade! The first two places to look are the library and the Internet. This book teaches you

SAGE Internet Research Methods

Author: Jason Hughes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446275930

Category: Reference

Page: 1680

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Historically, social researchers have shown a willingness to exploit new technologies to enhance, facilitate and support their various activities. However, arguably no other technological development has influenced the landscape of social research as rapidly and fundamentally as the Internet. This collection avoids both uncritical embrace and wholesale dismissal by considering some of the key literature in the field of Internet research methods. Volume One: Core Issues, Debates and Controversies in Internet Research introduces themes and issues that run across all four volumes such as: epistemology, ontology and methodology in the online world; access, social divisions and the 'digital divide'; and the ethics of online research. Volume Two: Taking Research Online - Internet Survey and Sampling addresses the range of resources, digital archives and Internet-based data sources that exist online from relatively straightforward and practical guides to such material through to more polemical pieces which consider problems relating to the use, access and analysis of online data and resources. Volume Three: Taking Research Online - Qualitative Approaches considers the broad range of approaches to conducting researching via or 'in' the Internet. The focus is on conventional methods that have been 'taken online', and which in doing so, have become transformed in scope and character. Volume Four: Research 'On' and 'In' the Internet - Investigating the Online World follows logically from that which precedes it in exploring how social research has been 'taken online', not simply through the deployment of existing methods and techniques via the Internet, but in researchers' increasing recognition and investigation of the online world as a sphere of human interaction - a socio-cultural arena to be explored 'from the desktop' as it were.

International Handbook of Internet Research

Author: Jeremy Hunsinger,Lisbeth Klastrup,Matthew M. Allen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402097898

Category: Computers

Page: 622

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Internet research spans many disciplines. From the computer or information s- ences, through engineering, and to social sciences, humanities and the arts, almost all of our disciplines have made contributions to internet research, whether in the effort to understand the effect of the internet on their area of study, or to investigate the social and political changes related to the internet, or to design and develop so- ware and hardware for the network. The possibility and extent of contributions of internet research vary across disciplines, as do the purposes, methods, and outcomes. Even the epistemological underpinnings differ widely. The internet, then, does not have a discipline of study for itself: It is a ?eld for research (Baym, 2005), an open environment that simultaneously supports many approaches and techniques not otherwise commensurable with each other. There are, of course, some inhibitions that limit explorations in this ?eld: research ethics, disciplinary conventions, local and national norms, customs, laws, borders, and so on. Yet these limits on the int- net as a ?eld for research have not prevented the rapid expansion and exploration of the internet. After nearly two decades of research and scholarship, the limits are a positive contribution, providing bases for discussion and interrogation of the contexts of our research, making internet research better for all. These ‘limits,’ challenges that constrain the theoretically limitless space for internet research, create boundaries that give de?nition to the ?eld and provide us with a particular topography that enables research and investigation.

Harnessing the Power of Google: What Every Researcher Should Know

Author: Christopher C. Brown

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 144085713X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 134

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This informative and practical book teaches how to get better and faster results from Internet searches and methods for maximizing the potential of the world's most popular search engine. • Shows users how get to the specific information they need more quickly through the most effective use of Google Web, Google Scholar, and Google Books • Teaches power-searching techniques that are unknown to most Internet users • Includes sidebars that demonstrate specific applications of the "Three Googles" to academic research questions • Written by an active reference technology librarian with three decades of experience, and who helps undergraduate and graduate students in areas such as public policy, international studies, statistics, and government information on a daily basis

Children, Risk and Safety on the Internet

Research and Policy Challenges in Comparative Perspective

Author: Sonia M. Livingstone,Leslie Haddon,Anke Gorzig

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847428827

Category: Computers

Page: 382

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With increasingly younger children using the Internet on their own, there is a growing need for research that examines both the risks and opportunities young children face on the web. Such information is critical for determining the ways in which children can navigate this wonderful—and dangerous— world. With expert contributions from a diverse range of disciplines and a cross-national breadth, Children, Risk and Safety on the Internet examines the many online opportunities children have for learning, creativity, and communication and how they can safely access them amid the dangers of cyberbullying, pornography, and privacy invasion. Based on an impressive, in-depth survey of twenty-five thousand children carried out by the EU Kids Online network, this book presents wholly new findings that offer important counters to both the optimistic and pessimistic arguments surrounding child safety on the Internet. It finds compelling evidence that children are gaining important digital skills as well as strong strategies and social support for dealing with the Internet's fast-changing terrain. At the same time, it identifies the many struggles children face, pinpointing important areas where harm can follow from risky online encounters. With a simultaneous breadth and depth of evidence and analysis, Children, Risk and Safety on the Internet provides comprehensive and important information for anyone interested in safe and positive digital experiences for our youth.

Networked

The New Social Operating System

Author: Lee Rainie,Barry Wellman

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262300400

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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Daily life is connected life, its rhythms driven by endless email pings and responses, the chimes and beeps of continually arriving text messages, tweets and retweets, Facebook updates, pictures and videos to post and discuss. Our perpetual connectedness gives us endless opportunities to be part of the give-and-take of networking. Some worry that this new environment makes us isolated and lonely. But in Networked, Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman show how the large, loosely knit social circles of networked individuals expand opportunities for learning, problem solving, decision making, and personal interaction. The new social operating system of "networked individualism" liberates us from the restrictions of tightly knit groups; it also requires us to develop networking skills and strategies, work on maintaining ties, and balance multiple overlapping networks. Rainie and Wellman outline the "triple revolution" that has brought on this transformation: the rise of social networking, the capacity of the Internet to empower individuals, and the always-on connectivity of mobile devices. Drawing on extensive evidence, they examine how the move to networked individualism has expanded personal relationships beyond households and neighborhoods; transformed work into less hierarchical, more team-driven enterprises; encouraged individuals to create and share content; and changed the way people obtain information. Rainie and Wellman guide us through the challenges and opportunities of living in the evolving world of networked individuals.

The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods

Author: Nigel G Fielding,Raymond M Lee,Grant Blank

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473959306

Category: Reference

Page: 684

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Online research methods are popular, dynamic and fast-changing. Following on from the great success of the first edition, published in 2008, The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods, Second Edition offers both updates of existing subject areas and new chapters covering more recent developments, such as social media, big data, data visualization and CAQDAS. Bringing together the leading names in both qualitative and quantitative online research, this new edition is organised into nine sections: 1. Online Research Methods 2. Designing Online Research 3. Online Data Capture and Data Collection 4. The Online Survey 5. Digital Quantitative Analysis 6. Digital Text Analysis 7. Virtual Ethnography 8. Online Secondary Analysis: Resources and Methods 9. The Future of Online Social Research The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods, Second Edition is an essential resource for anyone interested in the contemporary practice of computer-mediated research and scholarship.

Researching Online For Dummies

Author: Reva Basch,Mary Ellen Bates

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780764505461

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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Whether you're beginning a college thesis or searching for a new toaster, Researching Online For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is your key to finding the information you need -- online and anytime. This book helps you develop a multitiered research strategy using keywords and index terms to dive deep into the sources found on the Web... * Explore the mental tools and online resources successful researchers rely on every day. * Take a look at the online world that goes beyond the Internet. * Familiarize yourself with search engines, indexes, quick reference aids, and other online professional services you can access from your computer. * See how Boolean searching and other power-search tips and techniques can greatly aid your research. * Apply these search techniques to real-life research situations. * Get acquainted with some of the best -- and best-hidden -- resources in important subject areas, such as news, business, technology, and government information. Researching Online For Dummies, 2nd Edition, also offers a 30-page directory dedicated to describing selected research sites, services, and other useful online resources. The book's bonus CD-ROM includes search engine help files from Northern Light and Lycos as well as demo versions of Copernic, BullsEye, and WebWhacker.

Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age

New Challenges, Cases, and Contexts

Author: Michael Zimmer,Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda

Publisher: Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9781433142666

Category: Internet research

Page: 346

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Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age: New Challenges, Cases, and Contexts directly engages with the discussions and debates surrounding the Internet, and stimulates new ways to think about - and work towards resolving - the novel ethical dilemmas we face as internet and social media-based research continues to evolve.