Title

Qualitative Inquiry in a Distance-based Environment: Thoughts and Tips

Location

3031

Format Type

Workshop

Format Type

Workshop

Start Date

January 2016

End Date

January 2016

Abstract

How the structure of a qualitative interview is modified if a qualitative inquiry is conducted in a distance-based environment? How the medium of the qualitative inquiry would change the inquiry itself? What are similarities and differences of a face-to-face interview conducted in person or through such software as Skype or Webex? In this presentation researchers address how the distance-based connection could change the nature of the qualitative inquiry itself. Using an ongoing qualitative study exploring efficiency and retention in online environments as an example, presenters will involve the attendees in an interactive discussion about possibilities and limitations of a case study conducted in a distance-based University setting. Presenters will discuss the topics of the online-based IRB process, distance-based data collection, and distance-based researchers’ collaboration. At the end of the session, attendees will acquire a better knowledge of how technology can transform the process of the qualitative inquiry; gain a better understanding of the unique aspects of an online-based qualitative study; and develop a better awareness of existing distance-based tools that can enhance the deign and promote the completion of an online-based qualitative project.

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Qualitative Inquiry in a Distance-based Environment: Thoughts and Tips

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How the structure of a qualitative interview is modified if a qualitative inquiry is conducted in a distance-based environment? How the medium of the qualitative inquiry would change the inquiry itself? What are similarities and differences of a face-to-face interview conducted in person or through such software as Skype or Webex? In this presentation researchers address how the distance-based connection could change the nature of the qualitative inquiry itself. Using an ongoing qualitative study exploring efficiency and retention in online environments as an example, presenters will involve the attendees in an interactive discussion about possibilities and limitations of a case study conducted in a distance-based University setting. Presenters will discuss the topics of the online-based IRB process, distance-based data collection, and distance-based researchers’ collaboration. At the end of the session, attendees will acquire a better knowledge of how technology can transform the process of the qualitative inquiry; gain a better understanding of the unique aspects of an online-based qualitative study; and develop a better awareness of existing distance-based tools that can enhance the deign and promote the completion of an online-based qualitative project.