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In this way we determine a netnography’s axiological representation orientation as either “critical”, meant to disrupt, or “complementary”, meant to assist in decision making. Netnography is an online research method originating in netnograpjy which is applied to understanding social interaction in contemporary digital communications contexts. These types of netnography are defined by distinctive axiologies and foci.

Doing Ethnographic Research Online. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The need to understand the cultural meaning of online communities e.

The use of the method spread from marketing research and consumer research to a range of other disciplines, including educationlibrary and information scienceshospitalitytourismcomputer sciencepsychologysociologyanthropologygeographyurban studiesleisure and game studiesand human sexuality and addiction research. Distinct from data mining and content analysis, netnography as a method emphasizes the cultural contextualizing of online data.

Quantifying Quality and Qualifying Quantity Vol. What is acceptable or positive in one culture might be the total opposite in others. One of the examples of gold mine is a genuine comment written by a person with a very strong emotions towards the brand, either it is positive or negative.

Compared to surveysexperiments, focus groupsand personal interviewsnetnography can be less obtrusive. Retrieved from ” https: The methodological framework between them are not typically different, since Netnography mainly use online qualitative techniques and use online quantitative research as a supplement occasionally, while digital ethnography combines both quantitative e.


I recommend skimming through the whole thing once and then skipping to the chapters you might need to consult as you need them.

The difference between netnography and digital ethnography could be seen in several ways, but the most obvious one is the research motivation and methodology determined by the purpose. To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately, you may Download the file to your hard drive.

People participating in these online communities often share in-depth insights on themselves, their lifestyles, and the reasons behind the choices they make as consumers brands, products etc.

As research practice, netnography has 12 roughly temporal, nonexclusive and often interacting process levels Kozinets, Not to mention context. It is conducted using observations in a context that is not fabricated by the researcher. P and Kudenko, D. In a major departure from traditional methods, netnography uses cultural information that is not given specifically, and in confidence, to the researcher.

The limitations of netnography draw from the need for researcher interpretive skill, and the lack of informant identifiers present in the online context that can lead to difficulty generalizing results to groups outside the sample. Ethical concerns over netnography turn on early concerns about whether online forums are to be considered a private or a public site, and about what constitutes informed consent in cyberspace see Kkzinets Though netnography is developed from ethnography and applied in the online settings, it is more than the application of qualitative research in the form of traditional ethnographic techniques in an online context.

Although the online landscape mediates social representation and renders problematic the issue of informant identity, netnography seems perfectly amenable to treating behavior or the social act as the ultimate unit of analysis, rather than the individual person.


Below are listed five different types of online community from a netnographic analysis by Nenography see Kozinets ref.


It is also a challenging approach involving work to tackle unpredictable and abundant data Kozinets, Skip to main content.

Other editions – Kkzinets all Netnography: Using the same examples, to find the reason behind perception of brand or the reason behind a brand loyalty, a netnographer needs to comb through the comments section, to find the gold mine.

Researchers wishing to generalize the findings of a netnography of a particular online group to other groups must apply careful evaluations of similarity and consider using multiple methods for research triangulation. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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A netnography can be deemed “global” if its focus is on a larger and more general system, or we can think of it as “local” if it narrows its scope to particular iterations of that more general system.

In order to visualize how a netnography is defined one should Imagine a simple 2X2 figure. Research ethics may be one of the most important differences between traditional ethnography and netnography. The data then will be analysed using content analysissemiotic visual analysis, interviews online and in personsocial network analysis and the use of big data analytic tools and techniques Kozinets Find this data, analyse it, and this small but in-depth data could be the answer to the research question.

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