Doing Qualitative Research Online
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Doing Qualitative Research Online

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© 2016 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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Qualitative researchers can now connect with participants online to collect deep, rich data and generate new understandings of contemporary research phenomena. Doing Qualitative Research Online gives students and researchers the practical and scholarly foundations needed to gain digital research literacies essential for designing and conducting studies based on qualitative data collected online. The book will take a broad view of methodologies, methods and ethics, covering:

  • Ethical issues in research design and ethical relationships with participants
  • Designing online qualitative studies
  • Collecting qualitative data online through interviews, observations, participatory and arts-based research and a wide range of posts and documents.
  • Analyzing data and reporting findings

Written by a scholar-practitioner in e-learning and online academia with 15 years’ experience, this book will help all those new to online research by providing a range of examples and illustrations from published research. The text and accompanying materials will offer discussion and assignment ideas for ease of adoption. 

 
Chapter 1: Using Qualitative Approaches for Research in a Data-Intensive World
 
SECTION I: DESIGNING ONLINE QUALITATIVE STUDIES
 
Chapter 2: Choosing Methodologies and Methods for Online Studies
 
Chapter 3: Choosing Information and Communications Technologies for Online Studies
 
SECTION II: BECOMING AN ETHICAL ONLINE RESEARCHER
 
Chapter 4: Designing an Ethical Online Study
 
Chapter 5: Conducting an Ethical Online Study
 
SECTION III: COLLECTING QUALITATIVE DATA ONLINE
 
Chapter 6: Preparing to Collect Data Online
 
Chapter 7: Collecting Extant Data Online
 
Chapter 8: Eliciting Data Online
 
Chapter 9: Using Enacted Methods Online
 
SECTION IV: ANALYZING DATA AND REPORTING FINDINGS
 
Chapter 10: Organizing, Analyzing and Interpreting Findings
 
Chapter 11: Writing, Reporting and Contributing to the Literature

Supplements

An excellent book covering an under utilized data source. It deals well with all aspects of Research Online and as such, it should be read by those considering undertaking research in this domain.

Mr David Wooff
Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University
April 29, 2016

Students undertaking tourism based research often adopt online approaches. This book enables students to identify strategies for effective data collection.

Mrs Angela K Midgley
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND IT, Weston College
October 21, 2015

1. clear structured: clearly defined and named methods
2. volume is well-written, in a style which makes it comprehensible also to persons not explicitly familiar with the field

Professor Kerstin Radde-Antweiler
Accounting , Institut für Religionswissenschaft & Religionspädgogik
March 8, 2016

This is an excellent reference and guide book to help students conducting qualitative research using online tools and data sources.

Dr Jyoti Belur
Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, University College London
March 8, 2016

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