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Cavanagh A. 1999. 'Behaviour in Public?: Ethics in Online Ethnography' Cybersociology Webzine, Issue Six: Research Methodology Online.

Coomber, R. 1997 'Using the Internet for Survey Research' Sociological Research Online. 2 (2).

Garton L, Haythornwaite C, & Wellman B. 1997. 'Studying Online Social Networks' JCMC. 3 (1).

Hammon R. 1998. The Application of Ethnographic Methodology in the Study of Cybersex. University of Liverpool.

Hine C. 1998. Virtual Ethnography. Paper submitted for International Conference: 25-27 March 1998, Bristol, UK.

Illingworth N. 2001. 'The Internet Matters: Exploring the Use of the Internet as a Research Tool' Sociological Research Online. 6 (2).

Jackson M. 1997. 'Assessing the Structure of Communication on the World Wide Web' JCMC. 3 (1).

Newhagen JE, & Rafaeli S. 'Why Communication Researchers Should Study the Internet: A Dialogue' JCMC. 1 (4).

Paccagnella L. 1997. 'Getting the Seats of Your Pants Dirty: Strategies for Ethnographic Research on Virtual Communities' JCMC. 3 (1).

Smith CB. 1997. 'Casting the Net: Surveying an Internet Population' JCMC. 3 (1).

Thomas J. 1996. 'Introduction: A debate about the ethics of fair practices for collecting social science data in cyberspace' The Information Society. 12 (2):107-117.

Thomsen SR, Straubhaar JD, & Bolyard DM. 1998. 'Ethnomethodology and the study of online communities: Exploring the cyber streets' Information Research. 4 (1).

Yun GW, & Trumbo CW. 2000. 'Comparative response to a survey executed by post, e-mail, & web form' JCMC. 6 (1).

Related Sites:

The Association of Internet Researchers is an academic association dedicated to the advancement of the cross-disciplinary field of Internet studies.

John Suler's online hypertext book Contains section on Research Methods in Cyberpsychology

WebSM is a large bibliography on web survey methodology.

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