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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 21 new and published books in the subject of Media Research Methods — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Narrative Theory, Literature, and New Media

    Narrative Minds and Virtual Worlds

    Edited by Mari Hatavara, Matti Hyvärinen, Maria Mäkelä, Frans Mäyrä

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Offering an interdisciplinary approach to narrative, this book investigates storyworlds and minds in narratives across media, from literature to digital games and reality TV, from online sadomasochism to oral history databases, and from horror to hallucinations. It addresses two core questions of...

    Published July 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Ethnographic Fieldwork and Digital Culture

    A Beginner's Guide

    By Piia Varis

    Ethnography, as a holistic approach to societies and cultures, can make a substantial contribution to the study of present-day online environments and our digital culture(s). However, the process of doing ethnography online is far from straight-forward. This book aims to give a realistic account...

    Published June 15th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Understanding Counterplay in Video Games

    By Alan F. Meades

    Series: Routledge Advances in Game Studies

    This book offers insight into one of the most problematic and universal issues within multiplayer videogames: antisocial and oppositional play forms such as cheating, player harassment, the use of exploits, illicit game modifications, and system hacking, known collectively as counterplay. Using...

    Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Knowledge and Power in Collaborative Research

    A Reflexive Approach

    Edited by Louise Phillips, Marianne Kristiansen, Marja Vehviläinen, Ewa Gunnarsson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Research Methods

    Collaborative research embraces a multiplicity of practices in which social actors are invited to participate in the research process as co-producers of knowledge. But what is actually meant by “co-production” in collaborative research? Knowledge and Power in Collaborative Research presents a...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  5. Gender, Age, and Digital Games in the Domestic Context

    By Alison Harvey

    Series: Routledge Advances in Game Studies

    Western digital game play has shifted in important ways over the last decade, with a plethora of personal devices affording a range of increasingly diverse play experiences. Despite the celebration of a more inclusive environment of digital game play, very little grounded research has been devoted...

    Published April 8th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Revitalising Audience Research

    Innovations in European Audience Research

    Edited by Frauke Zeller, Cristina Ponte, Brian O'Neill

    Series: Routledge Studies in European Communication Research and Education

    The revitalisation of audience studies is not only about new approaches and methods; it entails a crossing of disciplines and a bridging of long-established boundaries in the field. The aim of this volume is to capture the boundary-crossing processes that have begun to emerge across the discipline...

    Published November 5th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Understanding Communication Research Methods

    A Theoretical and Practical Approach

    By Stephen M. Croucher, Daniel Cronn-Mills

    Comprehensive, innovative, and focused on the undergraduate student, this textbook prepares students to read and conduct research. Using an engaging how-to approach that draws from scholarship, real-life, and popular culture, the book offers students practical reasons why they should care about...

    Published October 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. How Journalism Uses History

    Edited by Martin Conboy

    Series: Journalism Studies

    How Journalism Uses History examines the various ways in which journalism uses history and historical sources in order to better understand the relationships between journalists, historians and journalism scholars. It highlights the ambiguous overlap between the role of the historian and that of...

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Researching Language and Social Media

    A Student Guide

    By Ruth Page, David Barton, Johann Wolfgang Unger, Michele Zappavigna

    Social Media is fast becoming a key area of linguistic research. This highly accessible guidebook leads students through the process of undertaking research in order to explore the language that people use when they communicate on social media sites. This textbook provides: An introduction to...

    Published June 27th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Studies of Video Practices

    Video at Work

    Edited by Mathias Broth, Eric Laurier, Lorenza Mondada

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    The last two decades have seen a rapid increase in the production and consumption of video by both professionals and amateurs. The near ubiquity of devices with video cameras and the rise of sites like YouTube have lead to the growth and transformation of the practices of producing, circulating,...

    Published May 15th 2014 by Routledge