Dr. Dominik E. Froehlich, University of Vienna
Dr. Martin Rehm, UNU-Merit & PH Weingarten
Prof. Bart Rienties, Open University
Aim of this edited volume
The main objective of this edited volume for Routledge is to establish an informed theoretical and methodological basis for research using Mixed Methods approaches to Social Network Analysis (MMSNA). This objective is achieved through two main innovations. First, the edited volume strives to provide an integrated and cohesive view of the affordances and limitations of integrating mixed-methods research (Creswell, 2014; Hesse-Biber & Johnson, 2015) with social network analysis. We strive to build a bridge that connects these two research communities that draw theoretically, conceptually, and analytically from each other, but that did not always engage in discussions very directly. Second, the edited volume features a wide range of MMSNA topics, ranging from theoretical and methodological discussions to hands-on “tutorials” of how MMSNA may be actually implemented.
Against this backdrop, we invite chapters that address pertinent questions with respect to MMSNA. Chapters can have a theoretical, methodological or empirical focus, or may be a combination of those three. Your final contribution will then be commented on by established mixed methods researchers.
If you feel unsure about your submission, please get in touch with us to verify the suitability of your project — just drop us a line.
Please submit your brief abstract of 200-500 words by 31.10.2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention MMSNA in the subject. We will evaluate your proposal based on the responsiveness to the call, scientific merit, the likelihood of successful completion within the timeline, and the fit with other submissions.
Publication of the book is planned for 2019.