A Guide to Conducting Online Research


Los Angeles; London: SAGE, 2009.

Co-authored by Ted Gaiser, Sociology, and Anthony Schreiner, Senior Unix/Linux Systems Administrator, Biology.

A Guide to Conducting Online Research is designed to support students, academics, and practitioner researchers in using technology as part of their research.

The book begins by looking at what questions to ask and how to prepare to conduct online research, then concentrates on particular technologies and how to employ them effectively, before concluding with a discussion of the peculiarities of conducting research in the online environment. Practical advice is offered on common issues and problems.

Guide to Conducting Online Research


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See also Ted's article, Online Focus Groups in The Sage Handbook of Online Research Methods.

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