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“The text is an excellent example for providing effective and efficient instruction. Learners can easily navigate the various components, and it can be used for self-study. . . . Marvelous depth of coverage on the online interview process. It is at the leading edge of thinking in the field of e-research.”
“[This book] presents a clear, research-based conceptual framework to understand both the process of qualitative data collection using interviews, as well as ethical and practical considerations associated with design and implementation. This is a most comprehensive book addressing the concepts and protocol of qualitative research methods with particular consideration for computer-mediated thinking, connecting, interviewing, and data collection and analysis. . . . This text is more than a “how-to” volume on qualitative interviewing.
“The new edition is timely, and covers relevant areas of using available online media to collect qualitative interviews. Particularly useful as a text to help those who want to do research on global/international participants without being limited by availability of funding for travelling abroad.”
“[This is] a very thoughtful and engaged text on very important 21st century issues. Concepts, even very difficult ones, are explained clearly and gracefully.”
“It provides a one-stop shop for conducting interviews.”
“This book is ahead of its time. It tackles the complicated matter of merging technology with research in a rather lucid manner.”
“The text provides excellent coverage of up-to-date alternatives to the face-to-face interview. . . . It provides a framework for learning and thinking about online methods, and it provides tools for designing and conducting online interviews. It is honest and practical. It sits on the top of the new directions in research in the ever growing digital arena.”
Janet Salmons has remarkably managed to produce a comprehensive guidance manual for new researchers in today’s digital age, which will also appeal to, and be useful for, experienced researchers. She takes qualitative research thoroughly and imaginatively forward into the totally new world where information technology must feature prominently in our researching. In so doing, she builds upon established traditions and practices, and extends and enhances them to exploit the resources of the present day.
I found the practical tips extremely helpful, and I see that not only students or new researchers, but also more experienced scholars, could benefit from it. The author offers recommendations that cover all stages of the research process described in the book, which help one to execute a study.
I found the book’s format user-friendly. Each element of the framework has a dedicated chapter and, at the end of each chapter, there is a checklist of questions to consider when putting the element into practice... I have developed my face-to-face interviewing skills through experience and reflection, and I am looking to develop my online interviewing skills in the same way. Salmons offers a constructive and thoughtful way to do so.
Good modern and easy to follow
This is a very well-organised and helpfully formatted book, affording comprehensive guidance to those new to the online interview as part of their qualitative research methodology. The finely-tuned coverage of ethical matters will be of particular value to students embarking on this type of data collection.
Useful to support dissertation students.
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This is an excellent overview of online research methods using qualitative approaches. While many students will focus on 'traditional' face-to-face methods or even telephone interviews, online research is something that they should be exposed to given the increasing reach and access to the internet in the UK.
An excellent textbook on a methodology of growing importance - recommended for all dissertation students.
This book focuses on an upcoming aspect of research. Interviews on-line includes informative ideas, with some solid advice. A nice addition to anyones collection of research texts. Might stretch some undergrads though.
A useful addition to research texts. This book is reasonably well-written. It focuses on an upcoming aspect of research. Interviews on-line includes informative ideas, with some solid advice. .
Excellent and very helpful work on qualitative internet research. Helps students and new researchers to organize and structure their plans and offers a robust guidance framework during the implementation of their research strategy and especially in the most difficult part which is the data collection through online research interviews.
It is a very good book for my students in doing their project.
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