Archive for September, 2004

Today, a friend and colleague was out on the field all day doing qualitative depth interviews. She met a respondent who had been attending groups everyday for the last three days. So much for strict and disguised recruitment criteria. Dina had written long ago about the problem of what we call ‘professional respondents’. Which is […]


Thinking more on netnography…. adapting ethnographic research techniques to the study of cultures and communities constructed through the Internet A community like ryze is reaching saturation point India-wise…. – Why are Indians such avid ryzers? – What kind of people do we network with? And why? And some questions Edward of livinginindia (or elsewhere on […]


Not a typo, this. Check out a netnographic investigation of online communities here. (Link through antropologi.info) “Netnography,” coined from ‘ethnography on the Internet,’ is an emerging qualitative research methodology adapting ethnographic research techniques to the study of cultures and communities constructed through the Internet. There are links to Robert Kozinets’ site with netnography and much […]