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Using the Internet for Political Research

Using the Internet for Political Research

Practical Tips and Hints

  • Author: Heather Dawson
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 178063059X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 188
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This book is a practical guide to using the Internet for political science research. The growth of the Internet means that an increasing amount of political information is becoming available on the web; however, it can often be difficult for users to locate high quality resources. This book shows the reader how to develop effective Internet searching strategies and indicates what is available online. It covers some of the key political science areas, including elections, parliamentary information and political parties, showing how to successively locate and evaluate Internet resources. The book covers political research mainly in the UK, and the USA. Provides a subject specific approach to Internet research Includes chapters on key topics such as elections, parliaments, prime ministers and presidents Contains case studies of typical searches

Politics on the Internet

Politics on the Internet

A Student Guide

  • Author: Steve Buckler,David P. Dolowitz
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415267700
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 114
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The Internet is revolutionizing the way we live and interact with the world and is also changing the way we study. When it comes to politics we are faced with an immense volume of information which is often overwhelming, but properly harnessed can be inspiring and enlightening. This indispensable new text equips the reader with the key skills needed to cut through the mass of material the web offers and use its real power. Today's students and scholars need new coherent strategies to approach their interests and get the best out of information technology, this superb book builds and strengthens these skills. With a clear, concise and focused structure, this book: guides the reader to the best online politics sites and sources breaks the web down into manageable forms ideal for study deals with key issues such as plagiarism and newsgroups empowers study methods and builds confidence advises on how to quickly get the best search results. Twenty-first century scholarship is presenting the academic community with new challenges and opportunities. This book analyzes the technology at every student's fingertips and is a welcome gateway to the range of sources available. This is the ideal guide to the maze of online resources now available and will save students and scholars literally hours of time, opening up the best resource in contemporary politics and delivering the skills needed to master it. This book will be of great interest to all students of politics and the media.

Typing Politics

Typing Politics

The Role of Blogs in American Politics

  • Author: Richard Davis
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199888337
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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The power of political blogs in American politics is now evident to anyone who follows it. In Typing Politics, Richard Davis provides a comprehensive yet concise assessment of the growing role played by political blogs and their relationship with the mainstream media. Through a detailed content analysis of the most popular political blogs--Daily Kos, Instapundit, Michelle Malkin, and Wonkette--he shows the degree to which blogs influence the traditional news media. Specifically, he compares the content of these blogs to four leading newspapers noted for their political coverage: The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Times. He explains how political journalists at these papers use blogs to inform their reportage and analyzes general attitudes about the role of blogs in journalism. Drawing on a national survey of political blog readers, Davis concludes with a novel assessment of the blog audience. Compact, accessible, and well-researched, Typing Politics will be an invaluable contribution to the literature on a phenomenon that has reshaped the landscape of political communication.

National Governments and Control of the Internet

National Governments and Control of the Internet

A Digital Challenge

  • Author: Giampiero Giacomello
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113432393X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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In recent years, Internet control has become one of the major indicators to assess the balance between freedom and security in democracies. This book explores and compares why, and to what extent, national governments decide to control the Internet and how this impacts on crucial socio-economic activities and fundamental civil rights. The author provides detailed studies on the US, Germany, Italy and further case studies on Brazil, Canada, India, the Netherlands, South Africa and Switzerland, to address topics such national security, freedom of expression and privacy.

News on the Internet

News on the Internet

Information and Citizenship in the 21st Century

  • Author: David Tewksbury,Jason Rittenberg
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199939306
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 208
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Online news sites play an ever-pervasive role in the daily gathering and flow of political information. Media has always played an intermediary role in the way that citizens receive and process news, but, with the speed of information transmission, the segmentation of news sources, and the rise of citizen journalism, issues of authority, audience, and even the definition of "news" have shifted and become blurred. News on the Internet synthesizes research on developing and current patterns of online news provision with the literature on traditional, offline media to create a conceptual map for understanding the way that public affairs and news are presented and consumed on the internet. Tewksbury and Rittenberg look at the dual role of the internet as a source of authoritative news and as a vehicle for citizens in contemporary democracies to create and share political information. Throughout, they address the tension between the benefits of internet news provision, specifically increased citizen engagement, and the negative, perhaps counterintuitive, effects: the fragmentation of knowledge and polarization of opinion in contemporary democracies. News on the Internet focuses on these points of conflict and contradiction in the online news environment and offers conclusions and predictions for how these phenomena will develop in the future.

Routledge Handbook of Internet Politics

Routledge Handbook of Internet Politics

  • Author: Philip N. Howard
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 0415780586
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 512
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The politics of the internet has entered the social science mainstream. From debates about its impact on parties and election campaigns following momentous presidential contests in the United States, to concerns over international security, privacy and surveillance in the post-9/11, post-7/7 environment; from the rise of blogging as a threat to the traditional model of journalism, to controversies at the international level over how and if the internet should be governed by an entity such as the United Nations; from the new repertoires of collective action open to citizens, to the massive programs of public management reform taking place in the name of e-government, internet politics and policy are continually in the headlines. The Routledge Handbook of Internet Politics is a collection of over thirty chapters dealing with the most significant scholarly debates in this rapidly growing field of study. Organized in four broad sections: Institutions, Behavior, Identities, and Law and Policy, the Handbook summarizes and criticizes contemporary debates while pointing out new departures. A comprehensive set of resources, it provides linkages to established theories of media and politics, political communication, governance, deliberative democracy and social movements, all within an interdisciplinary context. The contributors form a strong international cast of established and junior scholars. This is the first publication of its kind in this field; a helpful companion to students and scholars of politics, international relations, communication studies and sociology.

Tweeting to Power

Tweeting to Power

The Social Media Revolution in American Politics

  • Author: Jason Gainous,Kevin M. Wagner
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199965099
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 190
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Using theory and data, Gainous and Wagner illustrate how online social media is bypassing traditional media and creating new forums for the exchange of political information and campaigning.

Using the Internet for Social Science Research and Practice

Using the Internet for Social Science Research and Practice

  • Author: Edward P. Kardas,Tommy M. Milford
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780534513887
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 221
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Using this current book, students will find all the information they need to get up and running on the Internet in no time at all. Whether one's area of interest lies in psychology, sociology, social work, anthropology, political science, history, or geography, this book will demonstrate how the Internet can be a vital tool for research.

Handbook of Research on Digital Media and Advertising: User Generated Content Consumption

Handbook of Research on Digital Media and Advertising: User Generated Content Consumption

User Generated Content Consumption

  • Author: Eastin, Matthew S.
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1605667935
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 768
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"This book bridges the gap between professional and academic perceptions of advertising in new media environments, defining the evolution of consumerism within the context of media change and establishing the practical issues related to consumer power shifts from supplier to user"--Provided by publisher.

Handbook of Research on Political Activism in the Information Age

Handbook of Research on Political Activism in the Information Age

  • Author: Solo, Ashu M. G.
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1466660678
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 498
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Technology, and particularly the Internet, has caused many changes in the realm of politics. Mainstream media no longer has a monopoly on political commentary as social media, blogs, and user-generated video streaming sites have emerged as an outlet for citizens and political activists to openly voice their opinions, organize political demonstrations, and network online. The Handbook of Research on Political Activism in the Information Age includes progressive research from more than 39 international experts at universities and research institutions across 15 different countries. Each of the 25 scholarly chapter contributions focus on topics pertaining to the application of information technology, engineering, and mathematics to political activism. Through its analysis of the methods for political activism in the information age, the effectiveness of these methods, as well as emerging analytical tools, this book is designed for use by researchers, activists, political scientists, engineers, computer scientists, journalists, professors, students and professionals working in the fields of politics, e-government, media and communications, and Internet marketing.