Qualitative researchers have grappled with how online inquiry shifts research procedures such as gaining access to spaces, communicating with participants, and obtaining informed consent. Drawing on a multimethod approach, Conducting Qualitative Research of Learning in Online Spaces explores how to design and conduct diverse studies in online environments. The book focuses on formal and informal learning practices that occur in evolving online spaces. The text shows researchers how they can draw upon a variety of theoretical frameworks, methodological approaches, and data sources. Examples of qualitative research in online spaces, along with guiding questions, support readers at every phase of the research process.
Chapter 1: What Is Online Learning and How Is It Informed by Qualitative Research
Chapter 2: What Kinds of Online Spaces Exist?
Chapter 3: How Do We Conceptualize Learning in Online Spaces?
Chapter 4: What Does It Mean to Be a Qualitative Researcher of Online Spaces?
Chapter 5: What Methodological Tools Are Available for Data Collection?
Chapter 6: What Tools are Available for Data Analysis?
Chapter 7: What Is Ethical Research?
Chapter 8: How Might Research Change in New Times?