Researching Online

Researching Online

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By (author) David Dolowitz, By (author) Steve Buckler, By (author) Fionnghuala Sweeney


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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 248 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 211mm x 15mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 8 July 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Gordonsville
  • ISBN 10: 1403997225
  • ISBN 13: 9781403997227
  • Sales rank: 415,307

Product description

This book offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to the use of internet technology in research. It provides full accounts of the different ways in which online resources can help with research projects in any area of the social sciences or humanities along with useful hints and tips as to how you can make the internet work for you.

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Author information

DAVID DOLOWITZ is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics, University of Liverpool, UK. He specializes in comparative public and social policy. STEVE BUCKLER is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK. FIONNGHUALA SWEENEY is Director of Studies and Lecturer in Comparative American Studies at the University of Liverpool, UK.

Review quote

'I would recommend this book to first year students in particular because I think that it would be helpful to them and there is nothing else that does quite the same job.' - Wyn Grant, University of Warwick

Table of contents

Introduction What is the Internet and What are the Most Useful Research Tools? Topic Development Research Methods Search Strategies, Engines and Directories Research Ethics Key Sources of Online Information Using the Internet to Generate Individualised Data Sets Is your Study Amenable to Online Interpretation? Data Analysis Writing up your Research Paper or Dissertation Plagiarism and Citation Conclusion Glossary Appendices Index