3. New Media, Old Methods – Internet Methodologies and the Online/Offline Divide

  1. Mia Consalvo2 and
  2. Charles Ess3
  1. Klaus Bruhn Jensen

Published Online: 27 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314861.ch3

The Handbook of Internet Studies

The Handbook of Internet Studies

How to Cite

Jensen, K. B. (2011) New Media, Old Methods – Internet Methodologies and the Online/Offline Divide, in The Handbook of Internet Studies (eds M. Consalvo and C. Ess), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314861.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Ohio University, USA

  2. 3

    Drury University, Springfield, Missouri, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 1 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185882

Online ISBN: 9781444314861

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Keywords:

  • new media, old methods - internet methodologies and online/offline divide;
  • Mills' the fantasy, of The Sociological Imagination - key to research methodologies;
  • new medium of Internet, enabling research - consequences and implications;
  • common notions of convergence and mediatization - similar formats and shared platforms;
  • Mills and Lazarsfeld's issues - how people exercise their agency vis-à-vis the Internet;
  • industrialized West, and Internet's role - as the most widely shared cultural forum;
  • after the great divides - notions of Internet as cyberspace, a place apart;
  • Internet, resource for communication - co-constructing a shared reality of social ends and means;
  • performativity, close links - between communication and action;
  • double hermeneutics - digital marriage of a massive information archive with high-speed communications

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Media of Three Degrees

  • After the Great Divides

  • Methodologies versus Methods

  • Availability, Accessibility, and Performativity

  • Remediated Methods

  • The Double Hermeneutics of the Internet

  • Conclusion

  • References