Observing deviancy online

Sugiura, Lisa, Pope, Catherine, Weal, Mark J. and Webber, Craig (2012) Observing deviancy online At Digital Research 2012, United Kingdom. 10 - 12 Sep 2012. 4 pp.


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There is a plethora of data readily available to researchers on the Web, how to access and collect it though can be problematic, with each method having various validity, sampling and ethical issues to consider. The aim of this research has been to evaluate methodologies for understanding deviancy online. This research is conducted in the context of questions surrounding the potentially deviant practice of individuals who circumnavigate authorised channels by purchasing prescription only medicine online, Illegitimate rather than illegal behaviour. The aim being to establish methodologies for obtaining useful data about deviancy online via an investigation into the different methods of data collection from web forums

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Venue - Dates: Digital Research 2012, United Kingdom, 2012-09-10 - 2012-09-12
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Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Organisations: Faculty of Health Sciences, Electronics & Computer Science, Social Sciences
ePrint ID: 344878
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10 September 2012Published
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2012 09:23
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 16:24
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/344878

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