Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research by Donatella della Porta

By Donatella della Porta

Social circulation reviews have grown tremendously within the previous couple of many years, spreading from sociology and political technological know-how to different fields of data, as diverse as geography, historical past, anthropology, psychology, economics, legislation and others. With the turning out to be curiosity within the box, there was additionally an expanding want for methodological advice for empirical examine. This quantity addresses this desire by way of introducing the most equipment of information assortment and information research as they've been utilized in earlier examine on social pursuits.

Unlike different volumes, the publication deals a pragmatic, how-to process and never easily a evaluate of the methodological literature. every one writer writes on a mode they're very conversant in, having used it broadly of their personal paintings. and every bankruptcy provides particular discussions on each level of study: from study layout to facts assortment and using the knowledge collected. all through, learn dilemmas and offerings are offered, illustrated, and mentioned. the quantity bargains a necessary aspect of references for an individual project learn on social movements.

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London: Sage. Doerr, Nicole and Milman, Noa (2014). ), Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 418–45. Fillieule, Olivier and Blanchard, Philippe (2008). “INdividual SUrveys in Rallies (INSURA). ,” University of Lausanne: Political Science Working Paper Series, No. ch/iepi>. Accessed March 27, 2014. Hammerseley, Martyn (1992). What’s Wrong With Ethnography? London: Routledge. Hutter, Swen (2014). ), Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research.

Although a few recent books address the topic, at least partially, the most recent handbooks on social movement studies do not take into account the issue of online methods per se. The chapter thus aims to fill this gap in the literature. While social movement studies have not devoted enough attention to online meth­ ods, there are plenty of publications in the social sciences that provide useful insights when reflecting on online methods for studying social movements. , digital ethnography), while others address both quantitative and qualitative online methods.

Oxford Handbook of Social Movement Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press. della Porta, Donatella and Keating, Michael (2008a). “How Many Approaches in the Social Sciences? An Epistemological Introduction,” in Donatella della Porta and Michael Keating (eds), Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 19–39. della Porta, Donatella and Keating, Michael (2008b). “Introduction,” in Donatella della Porta and Michael Keating (eds), Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences.

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