New to online research? This book will give you the foundation you need to confidently design and conduct a project using internet methods. First providing an overview of online qualitative research, it then provides how-to guidance for studying the ways we use diverse technologies to communicate with words and images. It covers a well-established methods, from document research to online interviews, as well as introducing new turns in qualitative research, such as big data. This second edition: Equips you with the skills to make good decisions about methodologies, methods and technologies at every stage of your project.Dedicates three chapters to being an ethical online researcher, covering vital aspects such as respecting partners in research and researcher positionality.Includes over 30 'Research Cameo' examples showing you how to put theory into practice. Written by a scholar-practitioner in e-learning and online academia with 20 years' experience, this book will help students and researchers across the social sciences looking to do qualitative research online. Accompanied by online resources including templates, exercises and further reading, this book will develop your digital literacy and enable you to take advantage of the possibilities of Internet research.
New to online qualitative research? This book equips you with the skills to make good research choices so you can confidently conduct a project using internet methods.
Chapter 1: Using Qualitative Approaches for Research in a Data-Intensive World Part I: Designing Online Qualitative Studies Chapter 2: Choosing Methodologies and Methods for Online Studies Chapter 3: Choosing Information and Communications Technologies for Online Studies Part II: Becoming an Ethical Online Researcher Chapter 4: Designing an Ethical Online Study Chapter 5: Conducting an Ethical Online Study Chapter 6: Researchers' Roles and Positions Part III: Preparing to Collect Data Online Chapter 7: Creating a Sampling Plan Chapter 8: Recruiting, Finding, and Selecting Participants Online Chapter 9: Preparing to Interact with Participants Online Part IV: Collecting Qualitative Data Online Chapter 10: Finding and Collecting Extant Data Online: Using Posts, Archives, or Big Data Chapter 11: Eliciting Data Online: Asking Participants about Their Experiences Chapter 12: Using Enacted Methods Online: Generating Data with Creative and Experiential Methods Part V: Working with Data and Reporting Findings Chapter 13: Organizing, Analyzing, and Interpreting Data Chapter 14: Writing, Reporting, Presenting, and Contributing to the Literature Chapter 15: Online Communications and Online Qualitative Research: Trends and Influences
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