Doing Qualitative Research Online

Doing Qualitative Research Online is now available for order from SAGE Publications!

Use this book to think through the options and ethical implications for designing and conducting your own online research using extant, elicited or enacted approaches. Or teach it, and update your research methods course materials. The companion site includes syllabi, articles, media and lots of assignment ideas.

 

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Update your methods course!

Qual Online Interviews

Did you receive the new SAGE catalog of texts on research methods? If you are looking for a cutting-edge qualitative text, search no more!

Help your students broaden and update their ideas about qualitative research. Offer learning experiences that help them learn how to reach across the globe– or across town– to collect data with visually-rich, interactive online interviews.

Find teaching materials including syllabi, videos and worksheets here!

 

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Social Research Assoc.: Digital Methods, Consent

In May I will be offering both full-day training sessions (fee) and half-day seminars (free or discounted for SRA Members) with the Social Research Association in the UK and registration information is now online!

The sessions will be interactive, experiential and substantive. They are appropriate for qualitative researchers and those who teach and supervise research.

May 6: Full-day training in Edinburgh: Digital Methods for Qualitative Research. This session is now full!

May 7: Half-day seminar in Edinburgh: Getting to YES in the Digital Age: Informing Participants and Verifying Their Consent. 

May 8: Presenting at the Creative Research Methods conference in London: Seeing the Question, Showing the Answer: Visual Online Interviews.

May 11: Half-day seminar in LondonGetting to YES in the Digital Age: Informing Participants and Verifying Their Consent. will be joined by Matt Williams, founder of COSMOS, the Collaborative Online Social Media Observatory, and the session is chaired by Kandy Woodfield,  NatCen Social Research and New Social Research, New Social Science.

May 12: Full-day training in LondonDigital Methods for Qualitative Research.

The Qualitative E-Research Framework and Typology of Online Visual Methods provide holistic, systems-thinking approaches to considering choices in the context of research design for studies that make use of highly-interactive, visual and mobile communication technologies (Salmons, 2015, 2012).

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Direct Connect: Blogs & Research

Direct Connect: Blogs & Research

I presented “Direct Connect: Blogs & Research,” a webinar as part of the IT4ALL free Spring Blog Fest @ITforALL. You can view the presentation here.

Here is the article I discussed:
Shorter, better, faster, free: Blogging changes the nature of academic research, not just how it is communicated” by Patrick Dunleavy

Here are the blogs I highlighted:

 

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Collaboration Webinar at the Connecting Online Conference

I presented a webinar,  at the free Connecting Online Conference. Click link to access the recording for Designing and Evaluating Collaborative Projects: Three Conceptual Frameworks.

 Resources:

E-Social Constructivism in Context

Description of the session

What is collaboration? We’ll define it as: “an interactive process that engages two or more participants who work together to achieve outcomes they could not accomplish independently” (Salmons, 2014). Collaborative advantage refers to the synergistic outcomes that could not have been achieved by any player acting alone (Huxham & Vangen, 2005). To achieve collaborative advantage, participants need to do more than work together—they need to think together. Achieving collaborative advantage offers the potential for new ideas and innovation, shared ideas and peer learning.

Collaboration online offers many possibilities: we can bridge time and distance, share resources, and engage using verbal, visual or written communications. However, collaboration online also offers many challenges. How do we decide on shared goals and ways to achieve them? What technologies should we use? How do we decide who does what? And for instructors using collaborative projects, how can I know who contributed and how can I evaluate students individually and collectively?

The session will offer practical tips and resources for developing a clear design for the collaborative project, organization of the process and evaluation of the outcomes. Three conceptual frameworks will be introduced: the theory of e-social constructivism (Salmons, 2009), Taxonomy of Online Collaboration and the Typology of Collaborative Assessments (Salmons, 2006, 2007, 2014).

 

 

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Social Research Methods for a Social Age?

Social Research Methods for a Social Age?

Social Media in Social Research is an e-book assembled by the UK NatCen. It brings together short pieces by a global group of scholars, including both qualitative and quantitative approaches.

Hear from some of the authors here: http://youtu.be/GalSXmm4LWs and find the e-book on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1xcOPoo.

I am pleased to be a part of this innovative project! My chapter, “Online Research Ethics: Questions Researchers Ask, Answers Guidelines Provide” is the result of an in-depth qualitative study of our network members’ ethical dilemmas and an analysis of research ethics codes to see whether and how they address social media and online research. I’ve posted a list of codes and resources. Here is a short introduction to my chapter: 

I hope that after you read the book you will join in the network activities. I’ve posted information about coming Tweetchats. The next one is on November 17, on “Ready, set, research!: accessing funds and data.”

 

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New text: Entrepreneurial Women

New text: Entrepreneurial Women

Entrepreneurial Women: New Management and Leadership Models is now available in print, e-book is coming soon. The book is available from the publisher, Amazon and your favorite bookstores.

I contributed a chapter, “Putting the ‘E’ in Entrepreneurship: Women Entrepreneurs in the Digital Age” to this 2-volume set. Learn more, and find a discount coupon Entrepreneurial Women.

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