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).

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:

 

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).

 

 

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.”

 

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.

Qualitative Online Interviews: Online Book Launch Events

Free webinars, discussions and tweetchats about using e-interviews in research.

Qualitative Online Interviews is now available in May from Sage Publications or your favorite bookseller. A series of online events will celebrate this book launch with far-reaching dialogue and exchange. See a video introduction to the new book and find more information posted on this site, including sample course outlines with assignments and learning activities ready for you to adapt to the needs of your own classes. For a limited time, you can use this Online Interviews Promo discount from Sage for Qualitative Online Interviews and/or Online Interview Research.

Free Synchronous & Asynchronous Events!

  • Online Interviews for Active Online Learning: Free webinar with IT4ALL
     June 7 at 11 AM EST
    http://blog.wiziq.com/start-summer-moodle-mooc-4 Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning, or IT4ALL founder Dr. Nellie Deutsch contributed to Cases in Online Interview Research. IT4ALL offers professional development and exchange for educators who use online technologies.
  • e/merge Africa Events,  July 21-25: Use What You Have: Online, Hybrid and Low-Bandwidth Option  Details TBA. e/merge is an educational technology network that offers professional development and exchange for educators and students throughout Africa.

Learn more and keep in touch!

“This book is ahead of its time. It tackles the complicated matter of merging technology with research in a rather lucid manner.” —David Lee Carlson, Arizona State University

“The text is an excellent example for providing effective and efficient instruction. Learners can easily navigate the various components, and it can be used for self-study. . . . Marvelous depth of coverage on the online interview process. It is at the leading edge of thinking in the field of e-research.” —Anne-Marie Armstrong, Colorado Technical University

“[This is] a very thoughtful and engaged text on very important 21st century issues. Concepts, even very difficult ones, are explained clearly and gracefully.”—Laura J. Hatcher, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Follow me on @einterview, Linked In or Facebook for event announcements. 

Tag Cloud for Qualitative Online Interviews manuscript
Tag Cloud for Qualitative Online Interviews manuscript