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- You can find resources about the use of Internet to conduct primary or secondary research in the section about Internet research of the Sage research methods catalogue .
Furthermore, the Sage research methods catalogue includes a comprehensive Methods Map that will allow you to navigate through the content based on your search preferences easily. For example, you can think of terms as:
and Naturally occurring data.
Thus, even if you don´t want to do Internet research, or if Internet research doesn´t fit your research objectives, there are other methods that are also compatible with Corona regulations, such as Unobtrusive measures, Observational research, or also the use of Naturally occurring data.
These methods have the additional advantage that they are non-reactive types of datacollection, and thus have the related advantages, see also 7th Zoom Corona discussion meeting of the Graduate school
- Linked to Sage Publications, a very useful website is Methodspace . It is a platform that showcases and discusses methods resources and methodological developments in Social Sciences and Humanities. An example is the blog Online Qualitative Research Q&A
In september, MethodSpace focused on emerging and online research methods– emerging ideas about research and how we can keep conducting inquiries during the pandemic. You will find interviews with innovative authors and researchers, original posts, and open-access resources through this link.
- The NCRM, National Cenre for Research Methods UK, is providing useful information and resources on their website Changing Research Practice: Undertaking social science research in the context of Covid-19. This new and urgent project from NCRM and funded by the ESRC is looking at how Covid-19 is disrupting our research practice by challenging researchers who are conducting social research to re-consider their designs, re-think their ethics, broker different kinds of access, and adapt their research methods.
Among others, they are providing a selection of literature on different topics on lists that are constantly updated:
Alternatives for interviews
Researching with participants groups with additional challenges
Participatory and deliberative methods
Research ethics in Covid-19
- "Should social science researchers embrace social media and, if we do, what are the implications for our methods and practice? How do social media change our perceptions of ethical practice? Do social media blur the boundaries between qualitative and quantitative research?"
NSMNSS (New social media, new social science?) is a network of methodological innovation that brings together academics, researchers and research stakeholders to address these and other questions posed by the increasing use of social media and social media data in social science research.
- The DGOF or Deutsche Gesellschaft für Online-Forschung offers information, ideas and events related to Online or Internet research on their website.
Here is a selection of inspiring and fun material, in random order:
- The Overseas Development Institute’s Tips for collecting primary data in a Covid-19 era
- The blog of the International Journal of Social Research Methodology with lots on the challenges of doing research in a pandemic
- BMTalk zu Corona und die Krise der qualitativen Forschung mit Jo Reichertz und Günter Mey
- Videobotschaften zur Situation qualitativer Forschung zu Zeiten von Corona on the website of the ZSM - Zentrum für Sozialweltforschung und Methodenentwicklung
- Online-Forum "Qualitative Bildungs- und Socialforschung in Zeiten von COVID-19" of the ZSM - Zentrum für Sozialweltforschung und Methodenentwicklung
- How can you analyze online talk? Researchers demontrate!, MethodSpace interview with Trena Paulus and Alyssa Wise, authors of Looking for Insight, Transformation and Learning in Online Talk
- MethodSpace interview with Trena Paulus and Jessica Lester, authors of Doing Qualitative Research in a Digital World
- MethodSpace interview with Helen Kara and Su-ming Khoo, editors of Researching in the Age of Covid-19
- Doing Arts Research in a Pandemic: a crowd-sourced document responding to the challenges arising from Covid-19 (The Culture Capital, UK
- A Manifesto for Patchwork Ethnography, blog post by Gökçe Günel, Saiba Varma, and Chika Watanabe
- Research methods to consider in a pandemic, blog post by Helen Kara
- How to conduct an ethnography during social isolation, video by Daniel Miller
- The value of internet video calling and desktop sharing (VCDS) as a research method, presentation by Elizabeth Hidson
- COVID society, resources by Deborah Lupton
A variety-mixed pick of literature that can give inspiration, serve as a guideline, or give you important information:This list is by no means meant to be exhaustive.
Claydon et al. (2018), Waking up every day in a body that is not yours: a qualitative research inquiry into the intersection between eating disorders and pregnancy, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (2018) 18:463.
Dodds, S. & Hess, A.C. 2020 Adapting research methodology during COVID-19: lessons for transformative service research, Journal of Service Management Ahead-of-print.
Lobe, B., Morgan, D & Hoffman, K.A. 2020. Qualitative Data Collection in an Era of Social Distancing, International Journal of Qualitative Methods
Nurse Researcher Nurse Researcher is a bimonthly nursing journal published by RCNi. It covers research methodology and relevant to the practice of nursing research and that is also applicable to other fields of research. And example of an interesting contribution relevant to doing research complying to current social distancing regulations could be: Use of Skype in interviews: the impact of the medium in a study of mental health nurses .
MacInnes, J. (2020). Secondary Analysis of Quantitative Data. In P. Atkinson, S. Delamont, A. Cernat, J.W. Sakshaug, & R.A. Williams (Eds.), SAGE Research Methods Foundations.
Rivas, C. (2020). Cancer patient experience survey: Using computerised text analysis and text analytics to explore big data.SAGE Research Methods Cases.
Salmons, J. (2012). Cases in online interview research. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.
Salmons, J. (2016). Doing qualitative research online. 55 City Road, London: SAGE Publications Ltd
Teti, M., Schatz, E. & Liebenberg, L. 2020. Methods in the Time of COVID-19: The Vital Role of Qualitative Inquiries, International Journal of Qualitative Methods
Torres van Grinsven, V. (2014), A Pragmatic Mixed-Methods Analysis: Identifying Perspectives and Sentiments with Social Media Data, In SAGE Research Methods Cases. London, United Kingdom: SAGE Publications, Ltd.
Torres van Grinsven, V., & Snijkers, G. (2015), Sentiments and Perceptions of Business Respondents on Social Media: an Exploratory Analysis, Journal of Official Statistics, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp.1–24
Paulus, T.M., & Lester, J.N. (expected 2020), Doing Qualitative Research in a Digital World , Sage Publications Inc.