Call for book reviewers: Special issue IJSRM on Digital qualitative methods in social research
As part of a special edition for the International Journal of Social Research Methodology (IJSRM) (https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tsrm20/current)- an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to exploring methodological developments in international contexts, we are seeking author(s) of a book review essay. The special issue is on Digital qualitative methods in social research and seeks to explore how qualitative research is being undertaken in, on and with the digital.
Whilst there has been a growing awareness and literature of the ethical parameters around doing research online (c.f. (Eysenbach & Till, 2001; Rodham & Gavin, 2006) and of the means for conducting particular types of online work, such as ‘netnography’ (Kozinets, 2002; Langer & Beckman, 2005) or online surveys (Sue & Ritter, 2011; Evans & Mathur, 2005) qualitative digital methods as a whole remains an area which is expanding, growing and evolving alongside the technologies and platforms with which it engages. Those engaging in digital work are often navigating new paths, utilising reflexive practice to understand the intersection of qualitative work and digital settings and it is these experiences and practices that this special edition seeks to explore.
As part of this special issue we would like to commission a review essay of the following texts:
- Marres, N. (2017). Digital sociology: The reinvention of social research. London: John Wiley & Sons
- Salmons, J. (2016). Doing qualitative research online. London: Sage
The review essay would look at the links between these texts and examine how they move forward the state of the art of digital qualitative research. Ideally this review would be between 4000-6000 words in length.
If you are interested in conducting this review essay for the special issue, please outline your reasons for wanting to conduct it, and your experience in relation to digital qualitative methods in no more than 300 words. We will then assess these and select the most appropriate candidate to conduct this review.
Please send the 300 words and author(s) details to the special issue editors: Dr Chris Till C.Till@leedsbeckett.ac.uk and Dr Esmée Hanna firstname.lastname@example.org by the 16th of November 2018.
If you have any questions, please contact us on the email address above. We welcome submissions from academics at all career stages and would provide support to any PhD students/Early career researchers to conduct this review essay if they are successful.