Challenges in conducting research in a digital discourse

Daniel Rolf*, Jinjin Lu, Thao Lê

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter considers the Internet and the World Wide Web (i.e., the Web) as twoparts of a global tool for research and will discuss the advantages, disadvantages andopportunities offered therein. We will look at examples of how traditional researchmethods have evolved with the advent of the Internet and the new challenges which havearisen. We will end by taking a brief look at some current and future directions and theirassociated challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConducting Research in a Changing and Challenging World
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781626186514
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


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