In an effort to encourage faculty to include online interview methods in their classes, I've created several course outlines:
- Online Interviews Design and Practice. Many students enter the thesis or dissertation stage with little hands-on research experience. In this course, students practice the steps they are learning. Assignments center on a course project that allows students to collect data from online interviews and related observations. This course can be adapted for use by upper-level undergraduate, Masters, professional doctorate or PhD programs. A course outline that offers hands-on experience with planning and conducting interviews is posted here: Course Outline- Online Interviews Design and Practice.
- Qualitative Inquiry and Online Interviews. This course explores online interview methods into the context of qualitative research methodologies. This course focuses on review, critique and analysis of published qualitative research articles. This course can be adapted for use by upper-level Masters, professional doctorate or PhD programs. The course outline focused on qualitative interviews in the context of qualitative methodologies is posted here: Course Outline- Qualitative Inquiry and Online Interviews.
- Online Interviews and Case Analysis. The focus of this course is on analysis of published cases of online interview research that utilizes various methodologies, methods and technologies. This course uses both Qualitative Online Interviews and Cases in Online Interview Research as texts. This course can be adapted for use by upper-level Masters, professional doctorate or PhD programs. A syllabus for a course that uses case analysis to interrogate online interview research is posted here: Online Interviews and Case Analysis Syllabus.
What do you think? What other kinds of courses or learning activities do you think will help today's students preoare to conduct digital research?