Studying online interpersonal communication using online forums: epistemological, ethical, and methodological perspectives

Autori/Curatori Davide Cino
Anno di pubblicazione 2022 Fascicolo 2022/127 Lingua Inglese
Numero pagine 19 P. 62-80 Dimensione file 210 KB
DOI 10.3280/SR2022-127004
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With conversational platforms like online forums offering researchers insight- ful deposits of human traces, considering the opportunities and limits of studying online interpersonal communication is crucial for social scientists. Building on lessons learned from a personal research journey, this paper presents the ration- ale behind using natural online data, ethical considerations and practical advice to choose a context of data collection, generate and analyze a proper database. The contribution homes in on epistemological, ethical, and methodological per- spectives to provide scholars with guidance on some strategies to select, read, and scrutinize online interactional data in an ethically informed and methodologically sound fashion.

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Davide Cino, Studying online interpersonal communication using online forums: epistemological, ethical, and methodological perspectives in "SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE " 127/2022, pp 62-80, DOI: 10.3280/SR2022-127004