In the first quarter of 2021 we are exploring design steps, starting with a January focus on research questions. In February we focused on Choosing Methodology and Methods, and will continue with more posts on these research decisions. For March, the focus is on Designing an Ethical Study.
The UK’s National Center for Research Methods has published a free Wayfinder Guide to Adapting Interview Practices for Covid-19.
The guide references my book Qualitative Online Interviews: Strategies, Design, and Skills (2014). This book was ahead of its time! Qualitative Online Interviews, includes guidance on designing and conducting studies using a wide range of synchronous and asynchronous technologies for interviews, creative and visual methods, and observations.
Cases in Online Interview Research includes contributed examples that use a wide range of technologies, from blogs to videoconferencing to virtual worlds, with analysis of decisions and methods.
Doing Qualitative Research Online goes a step further, with inclusion of methods that use extant, creative and performative ways to use technology in data collection. A new edition of Doing Qualitative Research Online will be available in 2021.
Access e-books and download chapters!
Doing Qualitative Research Online and Cases in Online Interview Research are available on SAGE Research Methods. That means you can access the books in full, and download chapters as PDF files. In addition, see the broad E-Research Reading List, Social Media Research Reading List and the E-Interview Research Reading List. If you would like to access these SAGE e-books, articles, case studies, videos, and datasets, explore SAGE Research Methods through your academic library, or with a free trial.
Videos on YouTube
Find short video explanations for key concepts in these books on YouTube. You can find additional materials on the companion sites for each book.
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Relevant MethodSpace Posts
- Digital Inequalities and the Online Researcher
- Analyzing Video Data: Quantitative
- Collecting Data Online from Documents or Participants
- Documentary Research in the Social Sciences
- “Deep Surfing”: And, Behold, at Last, the Mighty Immersion Journal—Part 4 of 4
- More Ways to Conduct Research Online: Open Access Examples
- Time, Data, Humanity, and the Doing of Netnography—Part 3 of 4 posts
- Reflections on researcher positionality when applying digital research methods
- Learning about Online Interviews from Cases
- Post-field and Post-participation: The Post-confusing way to do Social Media Ethnography—Part 2 of 4 posts
- Facebook Groups as Research Method