Timely, assured and written with the needs of students uppermost, Small-Scale Research is a direct, comprehensive guide for students doing theses, dissertations, papers and projects. It systematically works through the central methods of inquiry and demonstrates the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches. The advice on when and how to use small-scale methods is pragmatic, recognizing that small-scale researchers are usually short on time and resources. Yet behind this pragmatism is the principle that research is, above all, about thinking. Whatever needs to be done in a research project has to be for the purpose of providing research audiences with the best possible answers, in the circumstances, to the research questions. The book argues that it is not enough to apply research methods. Sense-making and claims-making are central to good research practice.
O autor tem sido um observador e participante no desenvolvimento e uso da Internet na África, Ásia, Rússia e Estados Unidos, mas, sobretudo, no Brasil. Ele interagiu com muitos pioneiros da Internet em todo o mundo, que o inspiraram e o educaram sobre ela.
Este livro, completado logo depois da reunião do Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance (NETmundial), realizada em São Paulo, visa proporcionar um pano de fundo que possa ser útil para os participantes deste importante encontro e para os entusiastas da Internet no Brasil e ao redor do mundo.
In Seeking Transformation Through Information Technology, Nagy Hanna and Peter Knight provide a framework for assessing the opportunities, challenges, and prospects for “e-transformation.” Featuring contributions from country experts, the editors and authors provide in-depth case studies of ICT deployment in Brazil, China, Canada, and Sri Lanka, and asses the progress of such efforts. The result is an essential resource for academic researchers, policy analysts, policymakers, and industry leaders interested in the role of ICT in national development, innovation, and economic growth.