Deconstructing the term “Fieldwork”

Particularly in digital contexts, the activities of fieldwork must be so radically adjusted, they hardly resemble fieldwork anymore. How much do we have to shave the square peg of ‘participant observation’ to fit it into the round hole of Twitter? And how can I take seriously someone who doesn’t problematize this practice or the outcomes?

Symbolic Interaction, Network Analysis, and Social Media

Symbolic Interaction, Network Analysis, and Social Media Annette Markham Simon Lindgren and I have finally finished a draft of a new article. Forthcoming, after revisions, in Studies in Symbolic Interaction, volume 39 (anticipated 2012). Any comments welcome! ...

Part IV: From Matters of Fact to Matters of Concern

Part IV: From Matters of Fact to Matters of Concern Annette Markham (From network analysis to network sensibilities: Part IV) Part I Part II Part III Part IV here The study of networks is not just the study of how things are connected. It is a way of rethinking what...

Part III: Moving beyond the discrete to study the space of flows

Part III: Moving beyond the discrete to study the space of flows Annette Markham (From network analysis to network sensibilities: Part III) Part I Part II Part III here Moving beyond the discrete to study the space of flows Consider some of the persistent notions that...

Part II: Network Sensibilities as Generative Tool

Part II: Network Sensibilities as Generative Tool Annette Markham (From network analysis to network sensibilities: Part II) Part I Part II here Part III Network Sensibilities as Generative Tool Most directly, network analysis strategies promote visual mapping of key...
From Network Analysis to Network Sensibilities: Part I

From Network Analysis to Network Sensibilities: Part I

From Network Analysis to Network Sensibilities: Part I Annette Markham (First¬† of a four-part essay on my recent thoughts about using a network perspective in qualitative studies of internet-related contexts) Maybe it’s the pretty pictures generated by big data....