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Migration Research in a Digitized World (2022)

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August 11, 2022

“This open access book explores implications of the digital revolution for migration scholars’ methodological toolkit. New information and communication technologies hold considerable potential to improve the quality of migration research by originating previously non-viable solutions to a myriad of methodological challenges in this field of study. Combining cutting-edge migration scholarship and methodological expertise, the book addresses a range of crucial issues related to both researcher-designed data collections and the secondary use of ‘big data’, highlighting opportunities as well as challenges and limitations. A valuable source for students and scholars engaged in migration research, the book will also be of keen interest to policymakers.”

Table of Contents

Introduction: Using Innovative Technologies to Tackle Methodological Challenges in Migration Research

Innovation in Migrant Surveys

Innovative Sample Designs for Studies of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons

Targeting on Social Networking Sites as Sampling Strategy for Online Migrant Surveys: The Challenge of Biases and Search for Possible Solutions

Web-Based Respondent-Driven Sampling in Research on Multiple Migrants: Challenges and Opportunities

Computer-Assisted Migration Research: What We Can Learn About Source Questionnaire Design and Translation from the Software Localization Field

Surveying Illiterate Individuals: Are Audio Files in Computer-Assisted Self-Interviews a Useful Supportive Tool?

New Data Sources and Their Potential

Leveraging the Web for Migration Studies: Data Sources and Data Extraction

How Canada’s Data Ecosystem Offers Insights on the Options for Studying Migration in an Unprecedented Era of Information

Assessing Transnational Human Mobility on a Global Scale

Google Trends as a Tool for Public Opinion Research: An Illustration of the Perceived Threats of Immigration

Conclusion: Migration Research in Times of Ubiquitous Digitization



This open access book explores implications of the digital revolution for migration scholars’ methodological toolkit.

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