We'll get started May 1, but feel free to introduce yourself so we can get acquainted. You can view a short greeting from me:
I look forward to interacting with you in May! I am planning a number of synchronous and asynchronous events and hope for a lively exchange.
My name is Becky Spencer and I am an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX. My research compadre, a professor at Boise St., and I have been trying to figure out how we can collaborate in qualitaitve research initiatives across the miles and have discussed designing a qualitative study using blogging as a data collection method. I am very excited to engage about online qualitative resaerch methods and learn from you!
Welcome Becky! Are you conducting a duoethnography? I look forward to hearing more, and hope you will find some new approaches that work for you.
Chris Horgan, SAIT Polytechnic, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Mostly a lurker as this is my insanely busy time of year. Cheers, Chris
Welcome Chris! Understood. Leap in when you can!
Welcome Dana. That sounds interesting. I will look forward to hearing how your ideas evolve, as you condider various options and technologies. Are you thinkinkg of verbal stories only, or will you use pictures, media, maps etc?
Hi Janet, have done some online research in the past and would like to learn more. For me, the person requesting information forgot to approve my access to the College Library which turned out to be a bonus as I was able to practice my long unused journalism skills. With disciplines crossing paths the norm these days there wasn't at the time a journal available to research my topic anyway.
As an aside, my Cardiologist says she'll be doing tele-interviews with her patients soon and I can pass the information I get here on to her.
Journalism, medicine-- yes, there are lots of ways online research generatlly and interviews in particular can be used. While I'll be focusing on the academic side of research interviews in terms of design and approval of studies etc., the principles and decision-making are similar. Hope you find it interesting!
Thanks Janet, I'm interested in principals of interviews at a deeper level than I was able to achieve in my previous research, so the course should be very useful for me.
Leaving this so late I'll need an e-copy of the book. Is that available from Sage also? Didn't see the option.
And hi Nellie. Rhizo14 is still chugging along so if you have some spare time (really) come on over.
Hi Janet and Everyone,
Great to be here. I just came back from a dance in SL for the closing ceremony of SLMOOC14. I teach full time as an EFL teacher in a high school and online in the MA program (Transpersonal Psychnology and Leadership) at Atlantic University. I am also involved in organizing informal educaton MOOCs (Moodle, Second Life, Healthy & Sustainable Living), Blog Festivals (Winter, Summer, Spring, Fall), Online Conferences (CO09-CO15 and MMVC11-14).
I am very interested in conducting qualitative research on the process of learning and emotions. I have been following the work done by Richard J. Davidson on emotional style (affective Neuroscience) and Kristin Neff on self-compassion. I would like to learn more about meditation and learning and the work done in psychology of mind (Suarez and Mills).
I would love to collaborate.
Many many many thanks to Janet Salmons for continuing to bring us together to talk about online interview research. This is our 3rd SCoPE seminar (and book!) digging into this topic:
And now Qualitative Online Interviews!
We've had some fantastic experiences over the years exploring this topic as well as the technologies to support online interviews.
Aside from looking forward to the the conversations ahead of us, I'm also here to answer any questions about your participation in SCoPE seminars, so don't hesitate to ask here in the forum or by email: scurrie@bccampus.
SCoPE Community Steward
That's right, she can't get rid of me! I keep coming back-- because I love the vibrant exchange we usually have with the diverse and interesting SCoPE community.
Greetings! I'm Linda Levitt, and I teach communication studies. My research is primarilly at the intersection of media studies and cultural memory. Digital spaces are crucially important to this research, and I am looking for better ways to collect and make use of information collected online.
That sounds quite interesting. Do you have any articles or work you could share? If so, please post in the "resources" area.
I would think that interviews would be a useful way to probe cultural memory. I hope you will join in the webinar: Monday, May 12, 2014 at 17:00:00 See, Share, Create: Visual E-Interviews. The visual elicitation techniques online might be valuable given your research interests.
Hi, everyone! My name is Amy Drees and I'm an assistant professor at Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio, USA. I recently did a brief, quantitative internet survey on contemporary memorial practices and was surprised by the number of people who wanted to give me qualitative data as well. I'm here to learn how to best do that before I construct my next survey.
I treat a qualitative questionnaire similiarly to a written, text-based interview. In the next discussion thread I will open a conversation about technology choices and types of data-- including text, images/visuals and audio.
Sorry I am a little late to get in here.
My name is Dawn Gilmore. I am a Phd student at Swinburne University of Technology. I will be conducting online interviews for my Phd.
I am looking forward to this!
Welcome Dawn! I look forward to hearing more about your research.
I hate to contemplate a loveless book launch series! Welcome Brendon, I hope you will discuss your very interesting study with the others present in the SCoPE discussion!