Helene Snee is Lecturer in Sociology at the
University of Manchester. Her research interests include: cultural practices and social divisions; young people and consumption; Web 2.0 and new social media; online research methodologies and ethics; and narrative and representation. Helene is one of the theme leads on the challenges of new social media for qualitative researchers. In this blog, she discusses qualitative blog analysis.
Reference: Hookway, N. (2008) ‘”Entering the blogosphere”: some strategies for using blogs in social research’ Qualitative Research, 8(1) 91-113.
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