How we understand and define qualitative data is changing, with implications not only for the techniques of data analysis, but also how data are collected. New devices, technologies and online spaces open up new ways for researchers to approach and collect images, moving images, text and talk. The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Collection systematically explores the approaches, techniques, debates and new frontiers for creating, collecting and producing qualitative data. Bringing together contributions from internationally leading scholars in the field, the handbook offers a state-of-the-art look at key themes across six thematic parts: Part I Charting the Routes Part II Concepts, Contexts, Basics Part III Types of Data and How to Collect Them Part IV Digital and Internet Data Part V Triangulation and Mixed Methods Part VI Collecting Data in Specific Populations

Collecting Data for Analyzing Blogs

Collecting Data for Analyzing Blogs

Wivian Weller Lucélia de Moraes Braga Bassalo Nicolle Pfaff

Introduction

In the field of qualitative research, the last decades have seen a growing interest in collecting and analyzing data from the cyberspace, detected also by the number of new books and articles related to Internet research (see Fielding et al., 2017; Kozinets, 2015). This is due, in part, to a consensus that the impact of the Internet on social life is vast and unquestionable. This impact is noticed in every sphere of daily life, whether public or private, in personal, family, individual and institutional dimensions. Additionally, the Internet, as a worldwide web of interconnected computers, has led ...

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