Blogs Publications — Snurb, 2 May 2012
Doing Blog Research (Again)

Just to show that we haven’t forgotten about the blog-related aspects of our research work (which have been backgrounded a little by the recent flurry of research around Twitter and crisis communication and/or politics): Jean and I have now published a new book chapter on “Doing Blog Research”, in the Sage collection Research Methods & Methodologies in Education which has been edited by James Arthur, Michael Waring, Robert Coe, and Larry V. Hedges. In spite of the ‘education’ focus of the overall collection, I think our chapter also applies well beyond that field – so hopefully it will be useful to blog researchers out there.

A pre-print of the chapter is available here. And we promise to update you a little more frequently on our blog research in the future, too…

About the Author

Dr Axel Bruns leads the QUT Social Media Research Group. He is an ARC Future Fellow and Professor in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Bruns is the author of Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life and Beyond: From Production to Produsage (2008) and Gatewatching: Collaborative Online News Production (2005), and a co-editor of Twitter and Society, A Companion to New Media Dynamics and Uses of Blogs (2006). He is a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation. His research Website is at snurb.info, and he tweets as @snurb_dot_info.

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