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Imitation Game

Evans, Robert ORCID:, Collins, Harry ORCID: and Weinel, Martin 2019. Imitation Game. Atkinson, Paul, Delamont, Sara, Cernat, Alexandru, Sakshaug, Joseph and Williams, Richard, eds. SAGE Research Methods Foundations, Sage, pp. 1-23.

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The Imitation Game is a new research method that is comparable in its generality and potential to methods such as the survey or interview. It is a way of exploring what one can know about the lives and experiences of others when one does not or cannot physically share their lives or experiences. This entry sets out the concepts that inform the Imitation Game method before describing in some detail how the most basic version of the Game can be played. Having laid out these foundations, the entry examines the different kinds of data that Imitation Games can generate and how the method can be adapted to suit different research questions and interests. The entry concludes by highlighting some of the most promising ways in which the method has been used so far and suggesting some directions and challenges for future research.

Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Centre for the Study of Knowledge Expertise and Science (KES)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Publisher: Sage
ISBN: 9781529747959
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 10:08

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