In Online Interviewing, Nalita James and Hugh Busher offer a thoughtful discussion of epistemological, methodological, and ethical considerations related to qualitative research in the online environment. They describe several forms of online interviews, as well as benefits and challenges associated with this form of research. The authors include practical tips for online researchers and examples from studies that employed online research methods.


Online, Interviewing, Epistemology, Ethics, Qualitative Research

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Robin Cooper is a doctoral candidate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova Southeastern University and is an adjunct professor in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the university’s Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. She also serves as The Weekly Qualitative Report’s Reviews Editor and as an Associate Editor for The Qualitative Report. Robin’s research interests include culture and ethnic conflict, national belonging, collective identity, gender and social control, and qualitative research. Her current dissertation research is a phenomenological study of the transition to a majority-minority community. She may be contacted at robicoop@nova.edu.

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Original volume and issue number from The Qualitative Weekly, an offshoot publication of The Qualitative Report which has been folded into the primary journal: Volume 2, Issue 43


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