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  • Contents
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This handbook is the first to provide comprehensive, up-to-the-minute coverage of contemporary and developing Internet and online social research methods, spanning both quantitative and qualitative research applications. The editors have brought together leading names in the field of online research to give a thoroughly up to date, practical coverage, richly illustrated with examples. The chapters cover both methodological and procedural themes, offering readers a sophisticated treatment of the practice and uses of Internet and online research that is grounded in the principles of research methodology. Beginning with an examination of the significance of the Internet as a research medium, the book goes on to cover research design, data capture, online surveys, virtual ethnography, and the internet as an archival resource, and concludes by looking at ...

Sampling Methods for Web and E-mail Surveys
Sampling methods for web and e-mail surveys
Ronald D.Fricker Jr
ABSTRACT

This chapter is a comprehensive overview of sampling methods for web and e-mail (‘Internet-based’) surveys. It first reviews the various sampling methods – both probability and non-probability – and then examines their applicability to Internet-based surveys. Issues ...

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