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I have a book titled Web Social Science (SAGE) which will be in the
bookstores by July. I hope you might consider it for your teaching :-)
. There is quite a lot in there about social networks.
If you would like more information, please contact me. Below is the
book blurb and also a link to the page on the SAGE website.
This book provides readers with a comprehensive guide to the theory and
practice of Web Social Science. It demonstrates how the Web is being
used to collect social research data, such as online surveys and
interviews, as well as digital trace data from social media
environments, such as Facebook and Twitter. It also illuminates how the
advent of the Web has led to traditional social science concepts and
approaches being combined with those from other scientific disciplines,
leading to new insights into social, political and economic behaviour.
Situating social sciences in the Digital Age, this book gives you the
- Gain an understanding of the fundamental changes to society, politics
and the economy that have resulted from the advent of the Web
- Learn about relevant data, tools and research methods for conducting
research using web data
- Learn how how web data are providing new insights into long-standing
social science research questions
- Understand how social science can facilitate an understanding of life
in the Digital Age
Original and timely, this book will be of immense value for students and
researchers throughout the social sciences. It will also be an important
resource for students and researchers from information science, computer
science and engineering who want to learn about how social scientists
are thinking about and researching the Web.
Dr Robert Ackland
Associate Professor, Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute, The Australian National University
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Information about the Master of Social Research
(Social Science of the Internet specialisation):
CRICOS No: 061772F
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