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dc.contributor.authorDe Maeyer, Juliette
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-21T20:33:26Z
dc.date.availableNO_RESTRICTIONfr
dc.date.available2017-02-21T20:33:26Z
dc.date.issued2013-08
dc.identifier.urihttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1461444812462851
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1866/16412
dc.subjectHyperlinksfr
dc.subjectHypertextualityfr
dc.subjectHyperlink network analysisfr
dc.subjectLink analysisfr
dc.subjectWeb studiesfr
dc.titleTowards a hyperlinked society : a critical review of link studiesfr
dc.typeArticlefr
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversité de Montréal. Faculté des arts et des sciences. Département de communicationfr
UdeM.statutProfesseur(e) / Professorfr
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1461444812462851
dcterms.abstractThe hyperlink is a fundamental feature of the web. This paper investigates how hyperlinks have been used as research objects in social sciences. Reviewing a body of literature belonging to sociology, political sciences, information sciences, geography or media studies, it particularly reflects on the study of hyperlinks as indicators of other social phenomena. Why are links counted and hyperlink networks measured? How are links interpreted? The paper then focuses on barriers and limitations to the study of links. It addresses the issue of unobtrusiveness, the importance of interpreting links in context, and the possibilities of large-scale, automatic link studies. We finally argue that beyond the apparent diversity and ad hoc methodologies that the reviewed studies propose, a unified framework exists. It combines quantitative link counts, qualitative inquiries and valuation of field expertise to support link interpretation.fr
dcterms.isPartOfurn:ISSN:1461-7315
dcterms.languageengfr
UdeM.VersionRioxxVersion acceptée / Accepted Manuscript
oaire.citationTitleNew media & society
oaire.citationVolume15
oaire.citationIssue5
oaire.citationStartPage737
oaire.citationEndPage751


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