Web Survey Bibliography
Title Researching shyness: a contradiction in terms?
Author Scott, S.
Source Qualitative Research, 4, 1, pp. 91-105
Database SAGE Journals Online
Access date 09.09.2004
Abstract The image of the ‘ideal’ research participant as reflexive and articulate is typically associated with loquacious vocality. By contrast, the shy person is apparently quiet and reticent, representing the complete anathema of this ideal. Nevertheless, it is possible to conduct qualitative research with self-defined shy people if we treat shyness as an emergent property of interaction rather than a fixed personality trait. Methodological innovation can help us to avoid evoking shyness in the research encounter itself, as we see from a study in which in-depth interviews and an email-based discussion group allowed participants to step out of the shy role. Drawing on their experiences of observing social life from the margins, these actors provided detailed, reflexive narratives about the social context in which shyness is defined and managed. Paradoxically, therefore, the shy display a unique form of vocality and prove themselves to be remarkably similar to the ‘ideal’ research participant.
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Year of publication2004
Bibliographic typeJournal article
Web Survey Bibliography - United Kingdom (340)
- A Structured Approach For Reducing Bias In Surveys Using Online Access Panels ; 2009; Farrer, N., Dayan, Y.
- Presenting Publications in Online Print Audience Questionnaires; 2009; Carroll, J., Collins, S., Farrer, N.
- Can Lengthy Surveys Work Online? The Experience of TGI GB; 2009; Greene, D., Impedovo, D.
- Mobile research - the fifth methodology?; 2009; Snaith, T.
- Online Opinions: A Pilot Study to Extend the UK's Social Data Collection Capabilities; 2009; Dunn, E.
- Best practices in mobile research; 2009; Zahariev, M., Ferneyhough, C., Ryan, C.
- Item non-response rates: a comparison of online and paper questionnaires ; 2009; Denscombe, M.
- The Potential of a Multi-mode Data Collection Design to Reduce non-response bias. The Case of a Survey...; 2009; Sala, E., Lynn, P.
- Mixed Modes and Measurement Error: Comparing face-to-face, telephone and web modes ; 2009; Hope, S., Nicolaas, G., Jäckle, A., Lynn, P., Nandi, A., Campanelli, P.
- Do online translated questionnaires result in higher response rates for patient surveys?; 2009; Boyd, J., Davis, A.
- Qualitative Research via Internet: Asynchronous Online Discussions and the Use of WebCT; 2009; Giatsi Clausen, M., Nicol, M., Gill, J.
- The use of online data-collection in financial services market measurement research : the FRS experience...; 2009; Cooke, M., Watkins, N.
- Verbal Vs Visual Response Options: Reconciling Meanings Conveyed by a Computer Aided Visual Rating Scale...; 2009; Garland, P., Cape, P.
- Methods to increase response to postal and electronic questionnaires; 2009; J., Roberts, I., Clarke, M. J., DiGuiseppi, C., Wentz, R., Kwan, I., Cooper, R., Felix, L. M., Pratap...
- Arts-humanities.net – from community website to (social) knowledgebase?; 2009; Reimer, T.
- Estimating the robustness of questionnaire results: lessons from a mixed-mode survey of expectations...; 2009; Bonsall, P., Shires, J.
- Employment Tribunal web survey: Results of an online survey 19 March - 2 April 2009; 2009; Anonymous
- A hybrid online and offline approach to market measurement studies; 2009; Cooke, M., Watkins, N., Moy, C.
- The Internet as a research site: establishment of a web-based longitudinal study of the nursing and...; 2009; Huntington, A., Gilmour, J., Schluter, P., Tuckett, A., Bogossian, F., Turner, C.
- Mobile Phone Interviewing - Why being engaged is a good thing!; 2009; Johnson, A. J., Martin, P.
- Using mobile research to get to the heart of branding and marketing effectiveness right now; 2009; Day, D.
- Potential for technical errors and subverted allocation can be reduced if certain guidelines are followed...; 2009; Hewitt, C. E., Torgerson, D. J., Berger, V. W.
- The psychology of survey response; 2008; Schwarz, N.
- Personal data of 600,000 on lost laptop; 2008; Evans, M.
- Internet surveys and national election studies: A Symposium; 2008; Clarke, H. D., Sanders, D., Stewart, M. C., Whiteley, P.
- Designing online election surveys: Lessons from the 2004 Australian election; 2008; Gibson, R., McAllister, I.
- Mixed Modes and Measurement Error: Study design and literature review; 2008; Hope, S., Nicolaas, G.
- 26 questions to help research buyers of online samples; 2008
- Forms that Work - Designing Web Forms for Usability; 2008; Jarrett, C., Gaffney, G.
- Understanding Society. Some preliminary results from the Wave 1 Innovation Panel ; 2008; Burton, J., Laurie, H., Uhrig, S.C. N.
- ‘Looking at’, ‘Looking up’ or ‘Keeping up with’ People? Motives...; 2008; Joinson, A. N.
- Characteristics of Gay and Bisexual Men Who Drop Out of a Web Survey of Sexual Behaviour in the UK; 2008; Evans, A. R., Wiggins, D., Bolding, G., Elford, J.
- Does interactivity hold the key to respondent engagement?; 2008; Sleep, D., Puleston, J.
- Respondent Incentives in a Multi-Mode Panel Survey: Cumulative Effects on Non-Response and Bias; 2008; Jäckle, A., Lynn, P.
- CAQDAS, Secondary Analysis and the Coding of Survey Data; 2008; Fielding, N.
- Internet dating: a British survey; 2008; Gunter, B.
- Online vs. face-to-face discussion in a web-based research methods course for postgraduate nursing students...; 2008; Campbell, M., Gibson, W., Hall, A., Richards, D., Callery, P.
- Research Instruments: Driving e-Science? ; 2008; Schroeder, R.
- Use of the Internet as a data collection tool: a methodological investigation of online synchronous...; 2008; Evans, A. R., Elford, J., Wiggins, D.
- Validating Check-All and Forced-Choice Question in a Paper Survey of Provincial Park Campground Users...; 2008; Dyck, B., Moore, D.
- Using the ESRC Question Bank: An Online Resource Developed for the Social Survey Research Community; 2008; Gibbs, J. C.
- A Comparison of Item Nonresponse in Web and Pen-and-Paper Surveys of Sexual Behaviour; 2008; Evans, A. R., Elford, J., Bolding, G., Wiggins, D.
- Face-to-face versus web surveying in a high Internet coverage population: differences in response quality...; 2008; Heerwegh, D., Loosveldt, G.
- Open-ended questions and online surveys: the mode effect in relation to length; 2008; Denscombe, M.
- Health behaviours in people who respond to a web-based survey advertised on regional news media; 2008; Adams, J., White, M.
- Mixed mode: the only 'fitness' regime?; 2008; Blyth, B.
- Measuring self-disclosure online: Blurring and non-response to sensitive items in web-based surveys; 2008; Joinson, A. N., Paine, C., Buchanan, T., Reips, U. -D.
- XSight and the shaping of Marketing Analytics; 2007; Birks, D. F.
- Whither statistical metadata?; 2007; Westlake, A.
- What's the time? Relations between interview periods and output periods in surveys; 2007; Lound, C. et al.