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Chapter 6 From Archives to the Internet

DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-51-7-2769


Published: September 2015

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Published in: Research Methods for Business and Management 2nd edn

Parent DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-51-7-2735



In this chapter we discuss several qualitative methods commonly used in social research. We begin by looking at the use or archives and oral history resources in business and management research, and we identify some of the strengths and limitations of using these resources to answer research questions. We also examine the use of the Internet as a tool to conduct qualitative research, as well as some of the benefits and challenges of using this medium for data collection. We conclude by looking at the use of social media in qualitative research and by highlighting key ethical considerations when conducting research using these methods.

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  • Keith Gori, Heriot-Watt University (Author)
  • Rodrigo Perez-Vega, Heriot-Watt University (Author)

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Gori, K. & Perez-Vega, R. (2015) "Chapter 6 From Archives to the Internet" In: O'Gorman, K.D. & MacIntosh, R. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/978-1-910158-51-7-2769


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