Reading List

General

Exploring online research methods (2006)

Week 1

For background informaton about the online pedagogy that we are using on the course you may want to look at:

Salmon, G. (2002) E-tivities: a key to active online learning.  Routledge, London. ISBN: 9780749436865

Week 2

Exploring online research methods in a virtual training environment (2006), Privacy including the public private debate

Chen, S. S. , Hall, G. J. and Johns, M. D. (2004) Research paparazzi in cyberspace: The voices of the researched, in Johns, M. D., Chen, S. S. and Hall, G. J. (Eds.) (2004) Online Social Research: Methods, Issues, and Ethics. New York. Peter Lang. pp.157-175. ISBN: 0820461016

Gross, R and Acquisti, A (2005). Information Revelation and Privacy in Online Social Networks (The Facebook case). Pre-proceedings version. ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES)

Hargittai, E. (2007). Whose space? Differences among users and non-users of social network sites. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 13(1), article 14. http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol13/issue1/hargittai.html

Kapoor, Nishikant, Joseph Konstan, & Loren Terveen. (2005). How Peer Photos Influence Member Participation in Online Communities. Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005, April 2–7, 2005, Portland, Oregon, USA. http://www.grouplens.org/papers/pdf/lbr-590-kapoor.pdf

Mann, C and Stewart, F. (2000). Internet communication and qualitative research : a handbook for researching online. London. Sage Publications. ISBN: 0761966277

Paccagnella L (1997) Getting the seat of your pants dirty: strategies for ethnographic research on virtual communities Journal of Computer Mediated Communication 3, 1 (http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol3/issue1/paccagnella.html) Accessed June 2001

Week 3

Ballard and Prine (2002) Citizens' Perceptions of Community Policing: comparing internet and mail survey responses. Social Science Computer Review, 20 pp. 485-493

Cameron, K. A., Salazar, L.F., Bernhardt, J. M., Burgess-Whitman, N., Wingood, G. M. and DiClemente, R.M. (2005) Adolescents’ experience with sex on the web: results from online focus groups Journal of Adolescence 28 (4) pp 535–540

Comber , R. (1997) Using the internet for survey research.  Sociological Research Online, 2 (2)

James, N. (2007) The use of email interviewing as a qualitative method of inquiry in educational research, British Educational Research Journal, 33 pp.963- 976 (N.B Athens Authentication may be required)

James, N. and Busher, H. (2006) Credibility, authenticity and voice: dilemmas in online interviewing. Qualitative Research  6 (3) pp. 403–420

Livingstone, S. and Bober M. (2004) UK Children Go Online: surveying the experiences of young people and their parents. London: LSE Research Online

O'Connor, H. and Madge C. (2001) Cyber-mothers: online synchronous interviewing using conferencing software.  Sociological Research Online, 5 (4)

Stewart F., Eckermann E. and Zhou, K. (1998)Using the Internet in qualitative public health research: A comparison of Chinese and Australian young women's perceptions of tobacco use

Stewart, K and Williams M. (2005) Researching online populations: the use of online focus groups for social Qualitative Research 5 (4) pp 395-416

Williams, M. (2007) Avatar watching: participant observation in graphical online environments Qualitative Research. 7 (1)  pp. 5 - 24.

Week 4

Exploring online research methods in a virtual training environment (2006), Questionaire module (especially sections 2, 3 and 4)

Exploring online research methods in a virtual training environment (2006), Interviews module (especially sections 2,3 and 4).

Bosnjak, M. and Tuten, T. L. (2001) Classifying response behaviors in web-based surveys, Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, 6, 3.  

Bampton, Roberta & Cowton, Christopher J. (2002, May). The E-Interview [27 paragraphs].Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research [On-line Journal], 3(2).

Rezabek, Roger (2000, January). Online focus groups: Electronic discussions for research [67 paragraphs]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research [On-line Journal], 1(1).

Week 5

Cameron, K. A., Salazar, L.F., Bernhardt, J. M., Burgess-Whitman, N., Wingood, G. M. and DiClemente, R.M. (2005) Adolescents’ experience with sex on the web: results from online focus groups Journal of Adolescence 28 (4) pp 535–540

Chen, P. and Hinton, S. (1999) Realtime Interviewing Using the World Wide Web, Sociological Research Online, 4(3)

Davis, M., Golding, G., Hart, G., Sherr, L. and Elford, J. (2004) Reflecting on the experience of interviewing online: perspectives from the Internet and HIV study in London, Aids Care, 16 (8) 944 - 952

Hughes, J. and Lang, K. (2004) Issues in Online Focus Groups: Lessons learned from an empirical study of peer-to-peer filesharing system users.  Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, 2(2) 95-110

Schneider, S., Kerwin, J., Frechtling, J. and Vivari, B. (2002) Characteristics of the discussion in online and face-to-face focus groupsSocial Science Computer Review, 20(1) 31-42

Stewart, K and Williams M. (2005) Researching online populations: the use of online focus groups for social Qualitative Research 5 (4) pp 395-416

Sweet, C (1999). Designing and Conducting Virtual Focus Groups. Quirk's Marketing Research Review, 0548

Sweet, C. (2001) Designing and conducting virtual focus groupsQualitative Market Research: An International Journal 4(3) 130 -135

 

You may also find it helpful to refer to the following sections of the ORM website:

Interviews module

Week 6

Ellison, N., Heino, R., & Gibbs, J. (2006). Managing impressions online: Self-presentation processes in the online dating environment. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 11(2), article 2. http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol11/issue2/ellison.html

Reips, U.-D. (2002) Standards for Internet-based experimenting. Experimental Psychology,

49 (4), 243-256

Leander, K. and McKim, K. (2003)  Tracing the Everyday 'Sitings' of Adolescents on the Internet: a strategic adaptation of ethnography across online and offline spaces.  Education, Communication & Information, 3(2) 211 - 240

For further information on online experiments you may be interested in looking at Gardner, K. J. (n.d.). Online Psychology Research UK. http://www.onlinepsychresearch.co.uk/ as it provides an excellent starting point for the literature on the subject.

Schulte-Mecklenbeck M. and Huber, O. (2003) Information search in the laboratory and on the Web: With or without an experimenter, Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers 35 (2), 227-23

Jagger, E. (2005) Is thirty the new sixty? Dating, age and gender in a postmodern consumer societySociology 39 (1) 89 - 106

Whitty, M. (2005) The Realness of Cybercheating: Men's and Women's Representations of Unfaithful Internet Relationships Social Science Computer Review 23(1) 57- 67

Lawson, H. and Leck, K (2006) Dynamics of Internet Dating, Social Science Computer Review 24(2)  189-208

Week 7

Exploring online research methods in a virtual training environment (2006), Ethics Module 

Bruckman, A. (2002) Ethical Guidelines for Research online 
http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~asb/ethics/.

Economic and Social Research Council (2005) Research Ethics Framework. http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ ESRCInfoCentre/Images/ ESRC_Re_Ethics_Frame_tcm6-11291.pdf.

Ess, C. and AoIR Ethics Working Committee (2002) Ethical decision-making and internet research: recommendations form the AoIR ethics working committee. http://www.aoir.org/reports/ethics.pdf.

Eysenbach, G. and Till, J. (2001) Ethical issues in qualitative research on internet communities, British Medical Journal, 323, 7321, 1103-1105.

British Psychological Society (2002) Guidelines for ethical practice in psychological research online. http://www.bps.org.uk/downloadfile.cfm?file_uuid=2b3429b3-1143-dfd0-7e5a-4be3fdd763cc&ext=pdf

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