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Internet mediated research: a critical reflection upon the practice of using instant messenger for higher educational research interviewing

Hinchcliffe, Vanessa and Gavin, Helen (2008) Internet mediated research: a critical reflection upon the practice of using instant messenger for higher educational research interviewing. Psychology and Society, 1 (1). pp. 91-104.

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Abstract

This paper presents a guide to, and critical reflection upon, using synchronous online
interviewing for Higher Educational research. A description of the practical aspects of
carrying out synchronous online interviews using Instant Messenger (hereafter IM) as
the communication platform, including ethical issues, is provided. Respondent and
researcher reflections upon the quality and utility of IM set out here indicate that IM
was an effective communication platform for higher educational research interviewing.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article was first published in Psychology and Society in November 2008 and is reproduced by kind permission (http://www.psychologyandsociety.ppsis.cam.ac.uk/)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Applied Criminology Centre
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Depositing User: Vanessa Hinchcliffe
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2009 09:05
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2010 16:15
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/3648

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