(Please add refs for books you think all DigiMobbers can benefit from or links to interesting and useful websites as comments:)

Reporting research (multimodal analysis):

Manovich, Lev. (2007) Cultural Analytics: Analysis and Visualization of Large Cultural Data Sets. CALIT2.

Kress, G. (2010). Multimodality: A social semiotic approach to contemporary communication. (Chapter 4 – A social-semiotic theory of multimodality). London: Routledge.

Kress, G., and Van Leeuwen, T. (1996). “Representation and Interaction: Designing the position of the viewer” Reading Images: The grammar of visual design. London: Routledge.

Walton, M. (2010) Social distance, mobility and place: Global and intimate genres in geo-tagged photographs of Guguletu, South Africa. Paper presented at Designing Interactive Systems 2010 (DIS2010), 26-19 Aug, Aarhus, Denmark.

Ethnographic perspectives in communications research:

Donner, J. (2007). The rules of beeping: Exchanging messages via intentional ‘missed calls’ on mobile phones. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 13(1), article 1.

Blommaert, Jan (2006) Applied ethnopoetics, Narrative Inquiry, 16:1, pp 181-190.

Challenges of visual research

Chalfen, Richard. 1981. “Redundant Imagery: Some Observations on the Use of Snapshots In American Culture.” Journal of American Culture (01911813) 4, no. 1: 106-113.

Chalfen, Richard. ‘It’s only a picture’: sexting, ‘smutty’ snapshots and felony charges. Visual Studies. 24.3 2009. 258-268.

Qualitative methods (revision)

Deacon, David, Michael Pickering, Peter Golding and Graham Murdock (1999) Researching Communications: A Practical Guide to Methods in Media and Cultural Analysis London: Arnold (Chapter 4: Asking Questions – p62-80)

Terre Blanche, Martin, Kevin Durrheim and Kevin Kelly. First steps in qualitative data analysis. In Martin Terre Blanche, Kevin Durrheim & Desmond Painter. (2006). (Eds). Research in Practice: Applied Methods for the Social Sciences. Rondebosch: UCT Press.

Ethnography and virtual ethnography

Geertz, C. ([1973] 1994). Thick description: An interpretive theory of culture. In M. Martin and L.C. McIntyre (eds.), Readings in the Philosophy of Social Science. pp. 213-232. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Hine, Christine. (2009) “How can qualitative internet researchers define the boundaries of their projects?” (with responses by Lori Kendall and danah boyd) Internet Inquiry: Conversations about method. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Hine, Christine M. (2000), Virtual Ethnography, London: Sage. (Chapter 3)

Discourse analysis

Cameron, Deborah. (2001). Working with Spoken Discourse. London: Sage. (Ch 9 – Hidden Agendas? Critical Discourse Analysis)

Van Dijk, Teun. (2001). Critical Discourse Analysis. In D. Tannen, D. Schiffrin & H. Hamilton (Eds.), Handbook of Discourse Analysis. (pp. 352-371). Oxford: Blackwell.

Multimodal analysis

Jewitt, Carey (2009) What is Multimodality? In: The Routledge Handbook of Multimodal Analysis. Routlege, London, pp. 14-27.

Smith, B.A., Tan, S., Podlasov, A., & O’Halloran, K.L. (2009, submitted for publication).Orchestration of meaning In multimodal semiosis and semiotics Social Semiotics.

Burn, A. (2007b). The case of rebellion: Researching multimodal texts. In Lankshear, C, Knobel, M, Leu, D & Coiro, J. (Eds.) Handbook of Research on New Literacies. New York: Laurence Erlbaum.

Audience research

Morely, D, (2006), “Unanswered Questions in Audience Research”, The Communication Review, vol. 9. 1, pp.101 – 121.
Press, A, (2006), “Audience Research in the Post-Audience Age: An Introduction to Barker and Morley”, The Communication Review, vol. 9. 1, pp.93-100.
Starkey, G, (2004), “Estimating Audiences”, Cultural Trends, vol. 13. 49, pp.3-25.
Stokes, J, (2006), How to do media and cultural studies, 3rd edition, Sage Publications Ltd., London, pp.128-153.

Baumgartner, T, (2009), “Tutorial: Calculating Percentile Rank and Percentile Norms Using SPSS”, Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise, vol. 13. 1, pp.227-233.
Lotz, A. Ross, S., (2004), “Toward Ethical Cyberspace Audience Research: Strategies for Using the Internet for Television Audience Studies”, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, vol. 48. 3, pp.501-512.
Millington , B. Wilson, B. , (2010), “Media Consumption and the Contexts of Physical Culture: Methodological Reflections on a ‘Third Generation’ Study of Media Audiences”, Sociology of Sport Journal, vol. 27. 1, pp.30-53.
Reinard, J, (2006), Communication Research Statistics, 1st edition, Sage Publications Ltd., London, pp.503-522.