A compination of loose and strict thinking..

Many researchers use surveys for investigating virtual communities, on-line behaviors and digital citizens’ attitudes towards various subjects. Although I found surveys a very useful scientific tool for social inquiries, I wonder whether these surveys are grounded on a strong basement.

I thing a pilot qualitative exploration of the desired domain is an indispensable step to ensure a  strong research foundation. Virtual communities and social media are still an unknown and constantly evolving field.

As Gregory Bateson noted it down”As I see it, the advances in scientific thought come from a combination of loose and strict thinking, and this combination is the most precious tool of science.”. New land requires a flexible methodological approach..



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