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Chapter 6 Data Sources from Archives to the Internet

DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-88-3-3235

ISBN: 978-1-910158-88-3

Published: September 2016

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Published in: Research Methods for Accounting and Finance

Parent DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-88-3-3090



This chapter presents two broad approaches to the collection of qualitative data in accounting and finance research: historical research, and research using the internet and social media. It first discusses the importance of archival records as a source of data. Following this the chapter considers oral history techniques as well as visual, cultural and ancient sources. The second part of chapter 6 focuses on how the internet and social media can be used as a research tool to gather data. This is followed by a discussion on the practicalities and ethical considerations of conducting online research.

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  • Darren Jubb, Heriot-Watt University (Author)
  • Lubaina Zakaria, Heriot-Watt University (Author)
  • Keith Gori, Heriot-Watt University (Author)
  • Rodrigo Perez-Vega, Heriot-Watt University (Author)

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Jubb, D., Zakaria, L., Gori, K. & Perez-Vega, R. (2016) "Chapter 6 Data Sources from Archives to the Internet" In: Paterson, A., Leung, D., Jackson, W.(., MacIntosh, R. & O'Gorman, K.D. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/978-1-910158-88-3-3235


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