Welcome to Web Social Science!

Web Social Science

This is the website for Web Social Science: Concepts, Data and Tools for Social Scientists in the Digital Age , a textbook written by Rob Ackland, who is an Associate Professor in School of Sociology and the Centre for Social Research & Methods at the Australian National University.

Web Social Science was written under contract with SAGE Publications, and was published in July 2013. To purchase copies of the book, please visit the following pages:


This website is still under development, but will eventually provide corrections, additions and other materials. Please check back and if you would like to get more information on Web Social Science, please email: robert.ackland @ anu.edu.au.