Cases in Online Interview Research

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SAGE Publications, Nov 8, 2011 - Social Science - 349 pages
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In an era of constrained research budgets, online interviewing opens up immense possibilities: a researcher can literally conduct a global study without ever leaving home. But more than a decade after these technologies started to become available, there are still few studies on how to utilize online interviews in research. This book provides 10 cases of research conducted using online interviews, with data collected through text-based, videoconferencing, multichannel meetings, and immersive 3-D environments. Each case is followed by two commentaries: one from another expert contributor, the second from Janet Salmons, as editor.

 

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Contents

Foreword
xv
Preface
xvii
About the Editor
xxxvii
About the Contributors
xxxix
Acknowledgments
xlix
Chapter 1 Designing and Conducting Research With Online Interviews
1
Part I Interview Research With Social Media Tools
31
Chapter 2 Blog Like an Egyptian
37
Videoconference Text Meeting Tools EMail And FaceToFace Interviews
215
Putting the Action Into Online Research
219
The Climate and Health Literacy Project
239
Chapter 10 Implementing Technology in Blended Learning Courses
261
Comparing Methods for Exploring Womens Experiences of Breastfeeding Long Term
277
Part IV Reflection on EInterview Research
303
Creating EInterview Methods While Conducting Research
305
Appendix
323

The Challenges and Benefits of Online Interviews in the Social Networking Space
69
Part II Interview Research Virtual Worlds
105
An Application of Best Practices
109
A Case Study
131
Conducting Qualitative Research in Virtual Worlds Using InDepth Interviews
159
Glossary
333
References
339
Index
341
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About the author (2011)

Since 1999, Janet Salmons has served on the graduate faculty of the Capella University School of Business, where she enjoys working with emerging researchers as a dissertation mentor. She was honored with the Harold Abel Distinguished Faculty Award for 2011-2012 and the Steven Shank Recognition for Teaching in 2012 and 2013. She is an independent researcher, writer and consultant through her company, Vision2Lead, Inc.. Dr. Salmons edited the Cases in Online Interview Research (2012) and wrote Online Interviews in Real Time (2010) for SAGE Publications, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. Dr. Salmons received a B.S. in Adult and Community Education from Cornell University; an M.A. in Social Policy Studies from Empire State College, a distance-learning institution in the SUNY system; and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies (meshing educational, technology, and leadership studies) at the Union Institute and University. She lives and works in Boulder, Colorado.

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