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Using Online Questionnaires, Synchronous and Asynchronous Interviews in Social Science Research. Session Outline. In this session we will: cover qualitative and quantitative online research; discuss your experience of online research and offer you some innovative case studies;
Guidance offered on:
Funded by ESRC Research Methods Programme (Phase 2).
Website located at www.geog.le.ac.uk/ORM.
‘smile and dress ‘…in a similar way to those you
will be interviewing’ (Robson, 1993:236)
‘Your appearance, speech, and behaviour must be acceptable
to your research participants’ (Glesne and Peshkin, 1992:95).
Hello everyone. I'm Clare and I have a daughter called Isabelle who
is nearly 2 . I work in the geography department of Leicester
University on a 3-day contract and Isabelle is in a local community
nursery on those days. I am 35 years old, white and my partner is a
psychiatric nurse. I don't use the Internet very often because I am so
busy at work and I don't have computer access at home.
Hen and Clare: Hi Julia, Jane and Jo, welcome to the chat - could
you tell us a bit more about yourselves?
Hi, I am 34 on Sunday (!!) with a daughter, Anabelle aged 10 months. I am a full time mother and am loving avery minute of it.
Hi, I'm Jane, I'm 29 years old, 30 in September. I'm a new mum, with a daughter , Joy who was born on March 15th, so coming up for 3 months now. I'm a stay at home mum, and about to go crazy at times, as she's had colic, and screams like mad.. I love being a mum!!
Hello everyone! I am 33 years old, married and have a 21 month old daughter who I'm sure is starting the terrible twos early! I work part time (reluctantly) but love being a mum.
‘Without visual clues about gender, age, ethnicity and social status conversations open up in directions which might otherwise be avoided. Participants in these communities often express themselves with little inhibition and dialogues flourish and develop quickly’
‘…if the research question involves an online social phenomenon, a potential strength of the method is to be researching in the location of interest’ (Gaiser, 1997:136).
‘…cheap entry costs and glowing attractiveness of Internet fieldwork do not result in shoddy `cowboy’ research.’
Detailed breakdown on the Website Overview sheet.
Tim Vorley (University of Leicester), A Critical Geography of UK Biotechnology
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