Gather Your Data Online

Gather Your Data Online : Little Quick Fix

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Between the comfort of using a medium they use daily and the perceived easiness of access and use, students are increasingly quick to choose online methods for their research projects. However getting data online isn't as easy as it seems. No matter how data is collected (through existing materials, through elicited responses, or through work with participants) or what type of online data is used (e.g. blogs, websites, interviews, etc.), there are a lot of unique and complex considerations that must be factored in to every step of the research process.



This Little Quick Fix boils down all these potentially thorny issues into a speedy guide so students thinking about working with online data can be prepared for (and avoid) any unexpected circumstances like access issues or ethical dilemmas. It will also help students decide what, if any, online data is best suited to their particular research question so they don't end up fighting unnecessary complications for little benefit.



It covers: What types of data collection do researchers conduct online? How do I choose which type(s) fit my research? How can I find, and get permission to use, data that exists online? How can I find, and gain consent from, participants online? How can I interact with participants online to collect data? What practical steps should I take to prepare for online research?


Little Quick Fix titles provide quick but authoritative answers to the problems, hurdles, and assessment points students face in

the research course, project proposal, or design - whatever their methods learning is.




Lively, ultra-modern design; full-colour, each page a tailored design.
An hour's read. Easy to dip in and out of with clear navigation enables the reader to find what she needs - quick.
Direct written style gets to the point with clear language. Nothing needs to be read twice. No fluff.
Learning is reinforced through a 2-minute overview summary; 3-second summaries with super-quick Q&A
DIY tasks create a work plan to accomplish a task, do a self-check quiz, solve a problem, get students to what they need to show their supervisor.
Checkpoints in each section make sure students are nailing it as they go and support self-directed learning.
How do I know I'm done? Each Little Quick Fix wraps up with a final checklist that allows the reader to self-assess they've got what they need to progress, submit, or ace the test or task.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 125 x 176 x 10.16mm | 140g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1526490293
  • 9781526490292
  • 64,758

Table of contents

Section 1: What types of data collection can I conduct online?
Section 2: How do I choose which type(s) of online data collection to fit my research?
Section 3: How can I find and get permission to use data that exists online?
Section 4: How can I find and gain consent from participants online?
Section 5: How can I interact with participants to conduct interviews, surveys or questionnaires?
Section 6: What steps should I take to prepare for online research?
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About Janet Salmons

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.

Dr. Salmons is a writer and Methods Guru for SAGE MethodSpace.
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