Consequently, internet researchers have been compelled to reconsider basic
principles and practices of qualitative inquiry, with important critiques of a priori
methodological certainties. This theme comprises a strong thread throughout the
Author: Annette N. Markham
This collection of dialogues is the only textbook of its kind. Internet Inquiry: Conversations About Method takes students into the minds of top internet researchers as they discuss how they have worked through critical challenges as they research online social environments. Editors Annette N. Markham and Nancy K. Baym illustrate that good research choices are not random but are deliberate, studied, and internally consistent. Rather than providing single "how to" answers, this book presents distinctive and divergent viewpoints on how to think about and conduct qualitative internet studies.