Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education
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Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education

Edited by Michael R.M. Ward and Sara Delamont

This updated second edition unpacks the discussions surrounding the finest qualitative methods used in contemporary educational research. Bringing together scholars from around the world, this Handbook offers sophisticated insights into the theories and disciplinary approaches to qualitative study and the processes of data collection, analysis and representation, offering fresh ideas to inspire and re-invigorate researchers in educational research.
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Chapter 31: Online methods in educational research

James Robson

Abstract

Digital technologies are increasingly dominating our lives and online contexts now provide both critical research sites and methodological opportunities for researchers. This chapter, therefore, introduces some strategic ways in which qualitative educational research can be conducted in online contexts and ways in which specific online methods can be implemented. The practicalities of undertaking online interviews, online focus groups and online observations are discussed in detail and the different ways in which social media can be used in qualitative research introduced. The ethical implications related to online research and the importance of conceptualising digital technologies and online contexts in social, rather than technologically deterministic, terms are emphasised.

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