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Volume 7 Issue 1 (2012)
Introduction – The Processes of Methodological Innovation Narrative Accounts and Reflections - Maria Xenitidou and Nigel Gilbert
1 Innovation in online data collection for scientific research:
The Dutch MESS project - Marcel Das
2 Ethics and interdisciplinarity in computational social science - Fabio Giglietto and Luca Rossi
3 Marketing Netnography: Prom/ot(ulgat)ing a New Research Method - Robert V. Kozinets
4 The Making of Water Cooler Logic’s Stakeholder Ethnography
Composting as a metaphor for innovation - Helga Wild
5 A Method to My Madness: What Counts as Innovation in Social Science? - Mike Agar
Volume 6 Issue 3 (2011)

Crossing Boundaries - Special Themed Issue of Methodological Innovations Online

Introduction – Jennifer Mason and Katherine Davies

1. Traversing Boundaries: strategies for researching multi-dimensional realities

1.1 Interactions that Matter: Researching Critical Associations – Katherine Davies and Brian Heaphy
1.2 Telling Multi-Dimensional Family Histories: Making the Past Meaningful – Anne-Marie Kramer

2. Pushing Boundaries: ‘other’ worlds and ways of knowing
2.1 Ways of Knowing: Crossing Species Boundaries – Carol Smart
2.2 ‘Common-sense’ research: Senses, emotions and embodiment in researching stag tourism in Eastern Europe - Thomas Thurnell-Read
2.3 In Between External and Internal Worlds: Imagination in Transitional Space – Wendy Hollway
2.4 Crossing Spiritual Boundaries: encountering, articulating and representing otherworlds - Sara MacKian

3: Challenging and Undoing Boundaries: beyond conventional dualisms
3.1 Facet Methodology: The Case for an Inventive Research Orientation – Jennifer Mason
3.2 From Methodology to Methodography: A Study of Qualitative and Quantitative Reasoning in Practice - Christian Greiffenhagen, Michael Mair, and Wes Sharrock
3.3 Actor-Network Theory and Methodology: social research in a more-than-human world – Richie Nimmo
Volume 6 Issue 2 (2011)
1. Introduction - Barry Cooper and Judith Glaesser
2. Use of Clustering Methods to Understand More about the Case - Allison B. Dymnicki and David B. Henry
3. Social Network Analysis and Qualitative Comparative Analysis: Their mutual benefit for the explanation of policy network structures - Manuel Fischera
4. Selecting cases for in-depth study from a survey dataset: an application of Ragin’s configurational methods1 - Judith Glaesser & Barry Cooper
5. Conditional hypotheses in comparative social science: mixed-method approaches to middle-sized data analysis - Johan Hellström
6. Crisp-Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (csQCA), Contradictions and Consistency Benchmarks for Model Specification - Axel Marx and Adrian Dusa
7. Exploring when maternal interest is sufficient for high attainment in mathematics: A configurational analysis using longitudinal data - Stephanie Thomson

Volume 6 Issue 1 (2011)
1. Editorial - John Scott
2. Viewpoint – Measures, Markets and Information - Harry Collins
3. Viewpoint – Impact as Translation - Wendy Purcell
4. Viewpoint – From Public Impact to Public Value - John Brewer
5. Viewpoint – The Impact of ‘Impact’ on UK Social Science - John Holmwood
6. Stepping out of the Ivory Tower: A Sociological Engagement in ‘The Cult Wars' - Eileen Barker
7. The Impact of Research on Policy in the Drugs Field - Susanne MacGregor
8. Impacting Methodological Innovation in a Local Government Context – Data Sharing Rewards and Barriers - Andy Phippen, Awais Raza, Lynne Butel and Rebekah Southern

General Articles
9. Reconstructing the Temporal-Relational Context: Trans-Action Patterns of Caregivers of an Ill Relative with Alzheimer’s Disease - Normand Carpentier
10. Three Approaches to Estimate Latent Interaction Effects: Intention and Perceived Behavioral Control in the Theory of Planned Behavior - Holger Steinmetz, Eldad Davidov and Peter Schmidt
11. The Internet and Semantic Structure: A Re-examination - Jack B. Arnold
Volume 5 Issue 2 (2010)
Preface to Volume 5, Issue 2 (2010) Préface du Volume 5, n° 2 (2010) - Malcolm Williams Cardiff University
1. Survey methods for hard-to-reach populations: introduction to the special issue - Maryse Marpsat and Nicolas Razafindratsima
1a. Les méthodes d’enquêtes auprès des populations difficiles à joindre : introduction au numéro spécial - Maryse Marpsat and Nicolas Razafindratsima
2. Construction and field application of an indirect sampling method (time-location sampling): an example of surveys carried out on homeless persons and drug users in France - Martine Quaglia and Géraldine Vivier
2a. Construction et application sur le terrain d’une méthode d’échantillonnage indirect (Time-Location Sampling) : L’exemple des enquêtes auprès des personnes sans domicile et d’usagers de drogues en France - Martine Quaglia and Géraldine Vivier
3. Design, sampling, organising the field for a TLS survey and new developments: Coquelicot, a survey of drug users - Marie Jauffret-Roustide and Yann Le Strat
3a. Conception, échantillonnage, organisation du terrain d’une enquête TLS et nouveaux développements : Coquelicot, une enquête auprès d’usagers de drogues - Marie Jauffret-Roustide and Yann Le Strat
4. Sampling hard-to-reach populations with respondent driven sampling - Lisa G. Johnston and Keith Sabin
4a. Échantillonnage déterminé selon les répondants pour les populations difficiles à joindre - Lisa G. Johnston and Keith Sabin
5. Can we measure homelessness?A critical evaluation of ‘Capture–Recapture - Malcolm Williams
5a. Pouvons-nous mesurer la population sans domicile ? Une évaluation critique de la "Capture–Recapture" - Malcolm Williams
6. Time-Space Sampling and Respondent-Driven Sampling with Hard-To-Reach Populations - Salaam Semaan
6a. Échantillonnage espace-temps et échantillonnage déterminé selon les répondants des populations difficiles à joindre - Salaam Semaan
7. Quantitative surveys in hard-to-reach populations: the experience of the ‘Observatoire français des drogues et des toxicomanies’ - Agnès Cadet-Taïrou, Catherine Reynaud-Maurupt, Jean-Michel Costes, Christophe Palle
8. Enquêtes quantitatives auprès des populations difficiles à joindre : l’expérience de l’Observatoire français des drogues et des toxicomanies - Agnès Cadet-Taïrou, Catherine Reynaud-Maurupt, Jean-Michel Costes, Christophe Palle
Volume 5 Issue 1 (2010)
1. Contrasting variable-analytic and case-based approaches to the analysis of survey datasets: exploring how achievement varies by ability across configurations of social class and sex - Barry Cooper and Judith Glaesser
2.. Contours in Reflexivity: Commitment, Criteria and Change - Tim May
3. Unprepared for the Worst: Risks of Harm for Qualitative Researchers - Michael Bloor, Ben Fincham and Helen Sampson
4. Are ‘Qualitative’ and ‘Quantitative’ Useful Terms for Describing Research? - Michael Wood and Christine Welch
5. Asymmetries of Knowledge: Mediated Ethnography and ICT for Development - Casper Bruun Jensen
6. Comparing Multiple Social Networks Using Mutiple Dimensional Scaling - John Stevens
Volume 4 Issue 2 (2009)
1. Why Critical Realism Fails to Justify Critical Social Research - Martyn Hammersley
2.. The Effects of the Initial Mode of Contact on the Response Rate and
Data Quality in an Internet-Based College Satisfaction Survey
- Frederick Wiseman
3. Value in the Visual: On Public Injecting, Visual Methods and their Potential for Informing Policy (and Change) - Stephen Parkin & Ross Coomber
4. Researching family relationships: a qualitative mixed methods approach - Jacqui Gabb
5. OM matters: the interaction effects between indel and substitution costs - Ivano Bison
Volume 4 Issue 1 (2009)
1. Social Network Analysis: Introduction to Special Edition - Nick Crossley, Christina Prell, and John Scott.
2.. Linking Social Capital to Small-worlds: A look at local and network-level processes and structure.- Christina Prell
3. Gender clustering in friendship networks: some sociological implications. - Deirdre  Kirke
4. Measures and Meanings: Exploring the Ego-Net of Helen Kirkpatrick Watts, Militant Suffragette - Gemma Edwards and Nick Crossley
5. Formalising Symbolic Interactionism. - Wouter de Nooy PDF
6. Brokerage roles between cliques: a secondary clique analysis. - Elisa Bellotti
Volume 3 Issue 1 (2008)
1. The Dictatorship of the Problem: Choosing Research Methods - W. Paul Vogt
2.. Quantitative versus Qualitative Is a Distraction: Variations on a Theme by Brewer and Hunter (2006)1.- W. Paul Vogt
3. Combining approaches to qualitative data analysis: synthesising the mechanical
(CAQDAS) with the thematic (a voice-centred relational approach). - Julia Frost
4. Embracing a human political economy: A critique of ‘abstraction’ within studies
of the ACP-EU Cotonou Partnership Agreement - Mark Langan
5. Similarity and Difference: The Ethnographer, the Subject, and Objectivity. - Kate Williams and James Treadwell PDF
Volume 2 Issue 3 (2008)
1. Causality as Conundrum: The Case of Qualitative Inquiry - Martyn Hamersley
2.. A Comparison of Item Non-Response in Web and Pen-and-Paper Surveys of Sexual Behaviour.- Alison R Evans, Jonathan Elford, Graham Bolding, and Richard D Wiggins
3. Methodological Reflections on Closing Qualitative Interviews with Women Drug Users - Charlotte N. E. Thompkins, Laura Sheard, and Joanne Neale
4. Researching Religion on the WWW: Identifying an Object of Study for Hinduism - Heinz Scheifinger
5. Researching Cultural Capital: Complexities in Mixing Methods. - Elizabeth D. Silva and David Wright PDF
Volume 2 Issue 2 (2007)
1. Critical Realist Explorations in Methodology - Wendy Olsen
2.. A Comparative Analysis of Farmers' Suicides in Andhra Pradesh, India - Namrata Chindarkar
3. Languages, Nations and Identities - Bob Carter and Alison Sealey
4. Nursing Practice and Organisational Change Within the NHS: A Critical Realist Methodological Approach to the Analysis of Discursive Data - Iain Crinson
5. Measuring Subjective Well-Being From A Realist Viewpoint - Daniel F. Neff and Wendy K. Olsen PDF
Volume 2 Issue 1 (2007)
1. Editorial
2.. Parsimonious Methodology - Kees Aarts
3. Writing Ourselves in Sociology - Barbara Katz Rothman
4. A Discussion of Aarts and Katz Rothman and Geoff Payne
5. Charting Intellectual Fields: Sampling Methods - Rachel Torr
6. Crossing levels: The potential for numerical taxonomy and fuzzy set approaches to study multi-level longitudinal change - Emma Uprichard
Volume 1 Issue 2 (2006)
1. Editorial - Louise Corti
2.. A Proposal for Archiving Context for Secondary Analysis - Libby Bishop
3. The Contexts of Context:Broadening Perspectives in the (Re)use of Qualitative Data1 - Niamh Moore
4. Ethnography and Data Re-use: Issues of Context and Hypertext - Bella Dicks, Bruce Mason, Matt Williams and Amanda Coffey
5. Making the Long View: Perspectives on context from a qualitative longitudinal (QL) study - S. Henderson, J. Holland, and R. Thomson
6. ‘Whatever You Say, Say Nothing’: The Issue of ‘Macro-Context’ in the Construction of a Catalogue and Archive of Qualitative Material on the Northern Ireland Conflict - Peter McLoughlin and Robert Miller
7. Secondary Analysis of Dennis Marsden Mothers Alone - Tanya Evans and Pat Thane
8. Community Experiences of the 2001 Foot and Mouth Disease Epidemic in North
Cumbria: An Archiving Story - Cathy Bailey, Josephine Baxter, Maggie Mort
and Ian Convery
Volume 1 Issue 1 (2006)
1. Editorial
2.. Is Qualitative Research Becoming McDonaldized? - Alan Bryman and Alan Beardsworth
3. Excorsing Hidden Positovist Demons - Harold Kincaid
4. The Missing Middle in Methodology: Occupational Cultures and Institutional Conditions - Tim May
5. Mixed Methods as Methodological Innovations: Problems and Prospects - Steve Miller
6. Interdisciplinary Tension and the Importance of Method in Fear of Crime Research: A Discussion Piece - Dr Jonathan Jackson Dr Stephen Farrall and Emily Gray



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