Internet Research Skills is a clear, concise guide to effective online research for social science 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 new edition has been updated throughout so that it includes coverage of cutting edge online services as well as newly developed approaches to using online materials. Each chapter contains a number of illustrations, examples and short exercises to help you put what you learn into practice. The new edition has been fully updated and now contains: - a new chapter on organising your research - a new chapter on Internet research methodologies - additional material on the use of social networks for research - expanded discussion of copyright and ethics. This concise and accessible introduction to Internet research skills will be a perfect guide for undergraduate students carrying out research projects and for postgraduate students working on theses and dissertations.
'O Dochartaigh has produced an exceptionally useful resource for finding material that a student, undergraduate or postgraduate, might need to find in the course of their studies. The clarity with which it is written and the obvious enthusiasm of the author makes the book an interesting read. A fine achievement' -Dr Christopher Wibberley, Faculty of Health, Psychology & Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 17th May 2012
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 17.2 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.395