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.

Mapping Spaces: Cartographic Representations of Online Data

Mapping Spaces: Cartographic Representations of Online Data

Matthew Zook Ate Poorthuis Rich Donohue


This chapter provides a broad overview of the principles of cartographic design and outlines a workflow for mapping online data containing geographic coordinates. Although this review does not go into detail about software and code – after all, the exact flavors of code are in constant flux – it does emphasize the key building blocks and logics behind map-making that remain constant. Ultimately, maps are defined by the message they communicate and the insight they provide, not the specific techniques used to create them. Maps created from code, rather than pen and ink, are a relatively ...

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