Exploring Online Research Methods in a Virtual Training Environment
'Exploring Online Research Methods in a Virtual Training Environment' by Clare Madge, Henrietta O'Connor, Rob Shaw, Jane Wellens and Tristram Hooley (University of Leicester) has been developed as part of the ESRC's Research Methods Programme (Phase 2). The Training resource aims to enhance understanding of online research methods through the production and evaluation of a training portal targeted at the social science community. The portal focuses specifically on the potentials and problems of online research methods. It provides a self-supporting online training package covering theoretical, practical and technical aspects of online research methods including web-based questionnaires, virtual synchronous and asynchronous interviews. It also draws on successful good practice case studies, covers associated ethical issues and provides important resource links.