Data Sources from Archives to the Internet

Darren Jubb, Lubaina Zakaria, Keith Gori, Rodrigo Perez Vega

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter presents two broad approaches to the collection of qualitative data in accounting and finance research: historical research, and research using the internet and social media. It first discusses the importance of archival records as a source of data. Following this the chapter considers oral history techniques as well as visual, cultural and ancient sources. The second part of chapter 6 focuses on how the internet and social media can be used as a research tool to gather data. This is followed by a discussion on the practicalities and ethical considerations of conducting online research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Methods for Accounting and Finance
EditorsAudrey Paterson, David Leung, William Jackson, Robert MacIntosh, Kevin O'Gorman
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherGoodfellow Publishers
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781910158906
ISBN (Print)9781910158883, 9781910158890
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2016

Publication series

NameGlobal Management Series
PublisherGoodfellow Publishers


  • Data
  • Archive
  • Internet
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Research Methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)


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