Cases in Online Interview Research

Cases in Online Interview Research

By: Janet E. Salmons (editor)Paperback

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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 meeting, and immersive 3-D environments. Each case is followed by two commentaries: one from another expert contributor, the second from Janet Salmons as editor. A open-access companion website provides sample syllabi, assignment ideas, links to other work by the book's contributors, and guidelines for utilizing the book's E-Interview Research Framework.

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About Author

Janet Salmons is an independent researcher, writer and consultant through her company,Vision2Lead, Inc. Dr. Salmons wrote Doing Qualitative Research Online, Qualitative Online interviews, Online Interviews in Real Time (2010) and edited the Cases in Online Interview Research (2012) for SAGE Publications, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. Dr. Salmons has extensive experience teaching, mentoring, and facilitating online. She previously served on the graduate faculty of the Capella University School of Business, and was honored with the Harold Abel Distinguished Faculty Award for 2011-2012 and the Steven Shank Recognition for Teaching in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. 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.


Chapter 1. Designing and Conducting Research With Online Interviews - Janet Salmons Part I. Interview Research With Social Media Tools Chapter 2. Case: Blog Like an Egyptian - Sally Bishai Chapter 3. Case: Stranger in a Strange Land: The Challenges and Benefits of Online Interviews in the Social Networking Space - Allison Deegan Part II. Interview Research in Virtual Worlds Chapter 4. Case: Interviewing in Virtual Worlds: An Application of Best Practices - Jonathan Cabiria Chapter 5. Case: Beneficial Interview Effects in Virtual Worlds: A Case Study - Ann Randall Chapter 6. Case: Learning to Work In-World: Conducting Qualitative Research in Virtual Worlds Using In-Depth Interviews - Taryn Stanko and Jonathon Richter Chapter 7. Case: Guides and Visitors: Capturing Stories in Virtual-World and Interactive Web Experiences - Patricia Wall, Jonas Karlsson, Zahra Langford, Tong Sun, Wei Peng, Eric Bier, Christian Overland, Mike Butman, Suzanne Fischer and Lisa Korzetz Part III. Hybrid On- and Offline Interviews: Videoconference, Text, Meeting Tools, E-Mail, and Face-To-Face Interviews Chapter 8. Case: Transitioning from F2F to Online Instruction: Putting the Action Into Online Research - Wendy L. Kraglund-Gauthier Chapter 9. Case: Integrated Interdisciplinary Online Interviews in Science and Health: The Climate and Health Literacy Project - Lynn Wilson Chapter 10. Case: Implementing Technology in Blended Learning Courses - Nellie Deutsch Chapter 11. Case: Online Asynchronous and Face-to-Face Interviewing: Comparing Methods for Exploring Women's Experiences of Breastfeeding Long Term - Sally Dowling Part IV. Reflections on E-Interview Research Chapter 12. Building the Bike While Riding It: Creating E-Interview Methods While Conducting Research A Meta-Synthesis of the Cases - Janet Salmons

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/01/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781412991803
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9781412991803
  • weight: 544
  • ISBN10: 1412991803

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