Emerging tools in qualitative research methods : asynchronous online discussion and the use of WebCT
Giatsi Clausen, Maria
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Giatsi Clausen, M., Nicol, M. & Gill, J. (2006) Emerging tools in qualitative research methods : asynchronous online discussion and the use of WebCT, , , , ,
The use of the Internet as a medium for conducting research is not a new concept and certainly one that is constantly evolving. The online environment represents numerous opportunities for methodological innovations. Online discussions are a permutation- of the traditional focus groups, which have been closely associated to qualitative research and the production of rich, textual data relating to the participants' lives and experiences.