Technology has become an increasingly valuable tool to the field of research. However, researchers must be provided with training to conduct ethically sound qualitative research in online settings. Jennifer Dale and Susan Abbott provide such preparation in their book, Qual-Online the Essential Guide: What Every Researcher Needs to Know about Conducting and Moderating Interviews via the Web. This guidebook explains the purpose, process, and resources associated with conducting and moderating online interviews, and provides novice to experienced qualitative researchers with practical examples and tips for implementation.


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Allie Marques is a doctoral candidate and research coordinator in the Department of Special Education and Multiple Abilities at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Her research foci include (a) crisis prevention and de-escalation and (b) managing challenging behaviors in children with autism and developmental disabilities in inclusive settings. She teaches courses on special education and guest lectures in a multitude of areas, ranging from special education to curriculum and instruction. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Allie Marques, The University of Alabama, College of Education, 224 Autherine Lucy Hall Box 870232, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Email: armarques@crimson.ua.edu

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