Web Survey Bibliography
Title The Internet Matters: Exploring the Use of the Internet as a Research Tool
Author Illingworth, N.
Source Sociological Research Online, 6, 2
Access date 08.06.2004
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Abstract The arrival of the virtual realm and computer mediated communication (CMC) continues to attract considerable interest from a wide range of disciplines. Hine (2000) has suggested that previously negative understandings of CMC have been transcended. The virtual realm is now welcomed as a site for richer and more sustained interaction than previously envisaged. For the research community, the rapid development of the World Wide Web has opened new horizons and provided access to a new frontier and tool for data collection. The researcher can now engage in research on a world-wide, low cost, almost instantaneous scale - and in ways which potentially overcome some of the barriers imposed by more conventional research approaches. However, this somewhat idealistic view obscures both methodological and ethical difficulties that have become apparent throughout this research. If these difficulties are left unchecked, they may serve to undermine the use of the Internet as a tool for social research. The primary aim of this paper is to expose these difficulties and thus broaden the scope of discourse surrounding the Internet. A secondary aim is to explore the implications of the use of the Internet for the feminist methodological and research project. My aim here is to problematise the transference of existing methodological frameworks to an online setting. In this respect, I have presented this paper in the form of a research trajectory, outlining the course of my research from its conception to latter stages. The intention here is to suggest an avoidance of the use of the Internet as an 'easy option' and encourage a more developed focus on the justification, applicability and benefits of Internet research to the particular project. What has become apparent is that the effectiveness of CMC is much dependent on who is being researched, what is being researched and why.
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Year of publication2001
Web Survey Bibliography - 2001 (350)
- Doing Online Ethnography; 2001; Guimaraes Jr., M.
- Ethics and the Internet: Issues Associated with Qualitative Research; 2001; de Lorme, D. E., Sinkhan, G. M., French, W.
- Demographic and motivation variables associated with Internet usage activities; 2001; Teo, T. S. H.
- The Mind Over the Web: The Quest for the Definition of a Method for Internet Research; 2001; Riva, G.
- Developing usable Web sites - a review and model; 2001; Cunliffe, D. V.
- The External Ethics Audit: A Guided Experience in Self-Directed Web Inquiry; 2001; DuFrene, D. D.
- An Online Data Web Site for Internet Research: Some Features and an Example; 2001; Robinson, J. P., Neustadtl, A., Kestnbaum, M.
- Proctor & Gamble Readies Online Market-Research Push; 2001; Heun, C. T.
- A critical exploration of face-to-face interviewing vs. computer-mediated interviewing; 2001; Curasi, C. F.
- Eureka! Future of b-to-b research is online; 2001; Lamons, B.
- Make the call: Online results are mixed bag; 2001; Miller, T. W.
- Defining the Benefits of Online Medical Market Research; 2001; Brody, J. K.
- The good, bad and unknown of Internet focus groups; 2001; Strempel, D.
- Medical internet ethics: a field in evolution; 2001; Dyer, K. A., Thompson, C. D.
- The Internet and opinion measurement: surveying marginalized populations; 2001; Koch, N. S., Emrey, J. A.
- Online Polling and Survey Research; 2001; Feld, K. G.
- Study invitations; 2001; Dalley, C.
- A Primer on Internet Organizational Surveys; 2001; Simsek, Z., Veiga, J. F.
- Targeting Audiences On The Internet; 2001; Cheyne, T. L., Ritter, F. E.
- Mail and Internet Surveys (Book Review); 2001; Faubion, C. W., Andrew, J. D.
- Implications of Internet Technology for Medical Sociology in the New Millennium; 2001; Cotten, S. R.
- Simple Surveys; 2001; Anonymous
- Post for Pay; 2001; Farmer, B. E.
- Ctchiropractic.com a useful site (with a few kinks); 2001; Campbell III, D.
- More Web Info; 2001; Quinn, M. L.
- A Free Web TV for Your Thoughts; 2001; Longstreth, A.
- Opinion Interview; 2001; Bond, M.
- The Virtual Consumer; 2001; Dahan, E., Hauser, J. R.
- Cyber-Mothers: Online Synchronous Interviewing using Conferencing Software; 2001; O' Connor, H., Madge, C.
- The Internet Matters: Exploring the Use of the Internet as a Research Tool; 2001; Illingworth, N.
- Internet users' adoption of Web retailing: user and product dimensions; 2001; Fenech, T., O'Cass, A.
- Online business education in the twenty-first century: an analysis of potential target markets; 2001; Evans, J. R., Haase, I. M.
- Combining Electronic and Traditional Survey Administration for a Competitive Advantage; 2001; Rosen, S., Cruzen, D., Waller, V.
- Market Research and the Evolution of Internet Services at Statistics Canada; 2001; Roy, D.
- Using Online Panels For Superb Feedback; 2001; Sharp, R.
- Channel 4 Website Development Case Study; 2001; Shaw, R.
- Technical and Legal Approaches to Unsolicited Electronic Mail; 2001; Sorkin, D. E.
- SuperCollect: a system for data capture using Internet; 2001; Stol, H. R.
- Measuring and Reporting Sources of Error in Surveys; 2001; Subcommittee on Measuring and Reporting the Quality of Survey Data. Federal Committee on Statistical...
- New data collection techniques. Hip or hype?; 2001; Tassabehji, R., King, R., Sudbury, M.
- Comparing Random Digit Dial Surveys With Web Surveys: The Case Of Health Care Consumers In California...; 2001; Berry, S., Zapert, K., Payne, S., Payne, L., Sanstad, K., Marcus, S., Spranca, M., Kan, H., Turner,...
- The Internet and the IMF Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board: Leveraging New Technology to Increase...; 2001; Carson, C. S., DiCalogero, R., McKee, J., Esfandiary, D. S.
- Estimating reliability and validity of measuring egocentric social networks; 2001; Kogovsek, T.
- Web versus Mail Questionnaire for an Institutional Survey; 2001; Lozar Manfreda, K., Vehovar, V., Batagelj, Z.
- Quantifying and Correcting Unit Nonresponse-Errors in Online-Surveys; 2001; Lukawetz, G.
- Measuring The U.S. Digital Economy: Theory and Practice; 2001; Mesenbourg, T. L., Atrostic, B. K.
- The Measurement of Life Histories through the Internet; 2001; Sikkel, D.
- A spectrometer in the bedroom—the development and potential of internet-based experiments; 2001; Cartwright, H. M., Valentine, K.
- Response Differences from Internet-enabled Respondents in Surveys Fielded via Internet and via Mail; 2001; Park, J. M.
- Using web research technology to accelerate innovation; 2001; Pawle, J., Cooper, P.