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Online Research Methods in Urban and Planning Studies

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Online Research Methods in Urban and Planning Studies: Design and Outcomes provides an overview of online research methods in urban and planning studies, exploring and discussing new digital tools and Web-based research methods, as well as the scholarly, legal, and ethical challenges associated with their use. Chapters from academics and professionals give an informed overview of groundbreaking online resources, review their strengths and shortcomings, and provide practical guidance on how to apply these new methods, online tools, and evolving data acquisition techniques.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Chapter 1: Research Methods for Urban Planning in the Digital Age
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AND ONLINE RESEARCH METHODS
    4. ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN URBAN AND PLANNING ONLINE RESEARCH
    5. CONCLUSION
  8. Chapter 2: Infrastructure for Survey Data Processing in Urban and Planning Studies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. Survey Data Processing
    4. Organizing the Data Resources to Support Data Collection
    5. Documenting the Survey
    6. Data Dissemination
    7. Modern Data Capture
    8. Why the Evolution to the RDBMS Approach has been Slow
    9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    10. CONCLUSION
  9. Chapter 3: Volunteer Panel Web Surveys in Urban Planning
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Background
    4. volunteer panel Web survey approach
    5. Future Research Directions
    6. Conclusion
  10. Chapter 4: Online Qualitative Interviews
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. Online Research Venues
    4. Modes of Online Interviews
    5. Human Subject Protections
    6. Conclusion
  11. Chapter 5: Towards a method for research interviews using e-mail
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. TOWARDS A METHOD FOR E-MAIL INTERVIEWS
    5. CRITIQUE OF A METHOD FOR E-MAIL INTERVIEWS
    6. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 6: The story of Ethnochat
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. state-of-the-art
    4. methodological experience: Reflections on My IM Interviews
    5. Ethnochat4
    6. Conclusion
  13. Chapter 7: Video-Enhanced Self-Administered Computer Interviews
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Audio-Visual Computer Interviews for special target groups
    4. Effects of Audio-Visual Computer Interviews on Response Behaviour
    5. Research on Video-Enhanced Self-Administered Computer Interviews
    6. Conclusion
  14. Chapter 8: Unveiling Space by using Participatory Photo Interview
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. The participatory photo interview
    4. Reading the photographs – approaches to analyzing photo content and meaning
    5. Practical advice for success with photo interviews
    6. Conclusion
  15. Chapter 9: Brainstorming in Virtual Teams
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. TEAM CREATIVITY
    4. VARIABLES THAT AFFECT VT BRAINSTORMING PERFORMANCE
    5. GROUP STRUCTURE
    6. GROUP CLIMATE
    7. Conclusion
  16. Chapter 10: The use of Electronic Brainstorming for Collecting Ideas in Scientific Research Teams
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FROM VERBAL BRAINSTORMING TO ELECTRONIC BRAINSTORMING: WHAT DOES RESEARCH TELL US?
    4. FROM VERBAL TO ELECTRONIC BRAINSTORMING AS A METHOD FOR GATHERING IDEAS IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH TEAMS
    5. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 11: The Delphi Technique
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DISTINCT FEATURES OF THE DELPHI
    4. THE DELPHI STUDY PROCESS
    5. FORMS OF THE DELPHI TECHNIQUE
    6. STRENGTHS AND SHORTCOMINGS OF THE DELPHI TECHNIQUE
    7. COMPUTER BASED APPLICATION OF THE DELPHI PROCESS
    8. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 12: Designing Online Laddering Studies
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. Two Laddering Methods: Hard and Soft Laddering
    5. Using Soft and Hard Laddering Online – The iPod® Case Study
    6. Limitations of Online Soft and Hard Laddering
    7. Future Research Directions
    8. Conclusion
  19. Chapter 13: Search Conferences and Future Search Conferences
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. A CASE STUDY OF A FACE-TO-FACE FUTURE SEARCH CONFERENCE: ‘BENDIGO +25’; INVOLVING CITIZENS TO PLAN THE FUTURE OF A REGIONAL CITY
    5. POSSIBLE SOFTWARE/TOOLS THAT COULD ALLOW A SEARCH CONFERENCE TO BE RUN ON-LINE
    6. COMPARISON BETWEEN CARRYING OUT A SEARCH CONFERENCE FACE-TO-FACE AND ON-LINE
    7. CONCLUSION
  20. Chapter 14: Netnography
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE GENESIS OF NETNOGRAPHY
    4. METHOD
    5. RESULTS (SINGLE CASE ANALYSES)
    6. DISCUSSION (CROSS-CASE ANALYSIS)
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
  21. Chapter 15: Citizens on YouTube
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTIOn
    3. youtube: broadcasting citizens
    4. YouTube Case Study: Flash Mobs
    5. FuTURE rESEARCH dIRECTIONS
    6. Conclusion
  22. Chapter 16: Online Opportunities for Mobile and Visual Research
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. Introduction
    3. Background
    4. Mobility of methods
    5. VISUALIZING THE MOBILE AND MOBILIZING THE VISUAL
    6. CAPTURING, INTERPRETING, AND RE-INTERPRETING THE MOVING IMAGE
    7. COMBINING ONLINE, MOBILE, AND VISUAL
    8. ONLINE, MOBILE, AND VISUAL APPLICATIONS
    9. Conclusion
  23. Chapter 17: Using Digital Tools in Qualitative Research
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. SUPPORTING A DIGITAL PROCESS
    5. SELECTING THE RIGHT DIGITAL TOOLS
    6. HAVING IT ALL IN THE BAG
    7. CONSIDERING WORKFLOW
    8. RECOMMENDATIONS
    9. A CASE IN SUPPORT OF THE POINT
    10. WORKING IN THE FIELD
    11. CONCLUSION
  24. Chapter 18: Empirical Research Methods in Virtual Worlds
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND: Virtual Worlds - Real People
    4. TYPES OF DATA COLLECTION
    5. TWO RESEARCH METHODS
    6. CONCLUSION
  25. Chapter 19: Monitoring Pedestrian Spatio-Temporal Behaviour using Semi-Automated Shadowing
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. Background: EXPERIENCES IN PEDESTRIAN SPATIO-TEMPORAL BEHAVIOUR RESEARCH
    4. Semi-automated shadowing
    5. FuTURE rESEARCH dIRECTIONS
    6. Conclusion
  26. Chapter 20: Mobile Phones as a Lens into Slum Dynamics
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DEVELOPING AN UNDERSTANDING OF SLUM DYNAMICS
    4. Urban Planning and Policy Applications
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  27. Chapter 21: Archiving Audio and Video Interviews
    1. Abstract
    2. A brief introduction into the history of oral history in Germany
    3. Archiving oral history interviews
    4. Experiences with an online archive
    5. Perspectives and potentials
  28. Chapter 22: Addressing Legal Issues in Online Research, Publication and Archiving
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LAW AND THE ONLINE RESEARCHER
    4. RESEARCH PRACTICES AND PROCESSES
    5. CONCLUSION
  29. Chapter 23: Ethical Considerations in Online Research Methods
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. Introduction
    3. Online research design
    4. Online data collection methods
    5. Online data analysis methods
    6. Online communication of research outcomes
    7. Solutions and recommendations
    8. Future research directions
    9. Conclusion
  30. Compilation of References
  31. About the Contributors
  32. Index