Online Interviews in Real Time

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This book provides emerging and experienced scholars the theoretical background and practical tips they need to design and conduct credible online interview research. Author Janet Salmons bridges the theoretical and the practical, with guidance for designing and conducting credible online interview research. This book focuses on data collection through dynamic online interviews in text-based, videoconference, meeting space or 3D immersive environments.

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Editorial Reviews

Lorraine Williams
“Qualitative researchers and research methods faculty will find this book both a useful and enjoyable addition to their libraries.”
Stanislava Stoyanova
“This book is also useful for students, because each chapter includes discussions and assignments whose goal is to assist better understanding and preparation for the process of online interviewing.”
Karen L. Tonso
“This is a very timely addition to the set of essential methodological texts that every qualitative researcher should have in their professional library. It covers an area where there as been little writing to date, it does so in a very read-friendly way, and it is comprehensive enough for even the novice reader, while still including the more senior researcher.”
Jill Sperandio
“I would highly recommend any student contemplating a research project involving real time interviews to purchase the text for its excellent overview of relevant research to guide and support the choice of this methodology…”
Kim H. Knight
“Clarity of presentation, depth of coverage, excellent tables and figures….This book is informative and a pleasure to read. It has inspired me and I am excited about the prospect of teaching a course on online interviewing.”
Kathryn Roulston
“I think the fact that the author has conducted online interviews, and selects and represents examples of research that use online interviews for discussion is a strength of the book. The author’s knowledge of technical information concerning how to use the tools of ICT is also an asset …”
Annie St-Jacques
“As a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Technology, my research on blended online learning design and the virtual classroom will benefit from conducting online interviews in their “natural setting” through synchronous technology. Doctor Salmon provides sound and timely methodological advice throughout the book both from a theoretical or a practical perspective and I highly recommend it.”
Allison Deegan
“I think you have happened on the wave of the future”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412968959
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/2/2009
  • Pages: 231
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Since 1999, Janet Salmons has served on the graduate faculty of the Capella University School of Business, where she enjoys working with emerging researchers as a dissertation mentor. She was honored with the Harold Abel Distinguished Faculty Award for 2011-2012 and the Steven Shank Recognition for Teaching in 2012 and 2013. She is an independent researcher, writer and consultant through her company, Vision2Lead, Inc.. Dr. Salmons edited the Cases in Online Interview Research (2012) and wrote Online Interviews in Real Time (2010) for SAGE Publications, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. Dr. Salmons received a B.S. in Adult and Community Education from Cornell University; an M.A. in Social Policy Studies from Empire State College, a distance-learning institution in the SUNY system; and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies (meshing educational, technology, and leadership studies) at the Union Institute and University. She lives and works in Boulder, Colorado.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Detailed Table of Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
Chapter 1: Real Interviews in an Online World
Chapter 2: Online Research with Techonology Tools
Chapter 3: Interviews for Scholarly Research
Chapter 4: Design for Credible and Ethical Online Research
Chapter 5: Sampling - Selecting Partcipants for Online Interviews
Chapter 6: Preparing for a Live Online Interview
Chapter 7: Conducting the Interview
Chapter 8: Visual Research and the Synchronous Online Interview
Chapter 9: Online Communications and Online Interviews - Trends and Influences
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