Robert V. Kozinets is a globally recognized expert on social media, marketing, branding and innovation. Besides inventing netnography, he has authored and co-authored over 100 pieces of research on the intersection of technology, media, brands, and consumers.
Robert V. Kozinets has developed social media research methods that are widely used in universities and companies around the world. In 1995, in study of activism and media fan community, he invented netnography. Since that time, he has been refining the approach and applying it to gain a deeper understanding of our current social and communication landscape. Asking questions about technology, commodification, utopia, and desire, his research pushed disciplinary boundaries to open up a more integrative, cultural, moral, and passionate form of studying and theorizing emerging social media ecosystems. He currently holds the Jayne and Hans Hufschmid Chair of Cultural Social Media Research at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
Social media and Internet data offer rich opportunities and vexing challenges for sociocultural research. Explaining and extending prior approaches, Netnography: Redefined is an indispensable guide to the understanding and conduct of Internet ethnography.
With this volume, netnography is upgraded, updated and renewed with the latest netnographic research from media anthropology, geography, education, library sciences, travel and tourism, linguistics, media and cultural studies, sociology, sexuality, addiction research, gaming studies, and nursing, and multiple examples from the worlds of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media sites.
Like its predecessor, Netnography: Redefined includes full, step-by-step procedural guidelines for the accurate and ethical conduct of netnography. Yet this edition adapts netnography to include big data and social media analytics, as well as further incorporating notions of network analysis. It deepens the practice of netnography through participative engagement, introspection, alternative representation, and a new humanist focus.
Netnography: Redefined presents readers with up-to-date guidelines for the most fully realized and distinctive form of online ethnographic research yet developed.
Explaining how to use 'Netnography' to analyze cultures and communities online, this new edition has been fully updated to now include: guidance on combining online and in-person ethnographic methods; more focus on specific kinds of social media; specific examples for a range of social science fields; and a discussion of the transformation of cultural social identities.
Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION
Chapter 2: NETWORKED SOCIALITY
Chapter 3: RESEARCHING NETWORKED SOCIALITY
Chapter 4: NETNOGRAPY REDEFINED
Chapter 5: PLANNING AND PREPARATION
Chapter 6: ETHICS
Chapter 7: DATA COLLECTION
Chapter 8: RESEARCHER PARTICIPATION IN DATA COLLECTION AND CREATION
Chapter 9: DATA ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION
Chapter 10: REPRESENTATION
Chapter 11: HUMANIST NETNOGRAPHY