Next event: Online Interview Research: Designing, Doing, Teaching

Online Interview Research: Designing, Doing, Teaching, led by Dr. Janet Salmons runs from 21 July to 25 July. In addition to an asynchronous discussion forum, Dr. Salmons will offer two online meetings which will be recorded. Please notice on request of the presenter the online live meetings have been postponed until further notice. But please, do come to the seminar’s landing page here to explore resources and take in the discussion!

Increasingly, we communicate online and use social media platforms for personal and family, social and cultural, business and educational purposes. Interviewers can use these technologies to interact with participants anywhere. Online interviews can be used to collect data for qualitative studies, but their use is not limited to empirical research. E-interviews are also valuable as collaborative e-learning exercises that bring real-world expertise into the classroom and develop digital literacy.

Even though we may feel comfortable communicating online, doing interviews requires another level of thinking and planning, questioning and listening. How do we learn such skills?

This seminar will focus on two related areas: designing research studies based on data collected through online interviews and teaching students how to plan and conduct interviews online. We will consider ways to use free, cheap, available communications technologies. Resources and sample exercises will be offered that you can adapt for your own classes.

We are very pleased to host this seminar and encourage all who are currently involved in research or just interested in learning new skills to sign up here. (free of charge)

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