Cardiff ESRC Researcher Development Initiative - Training Researchers in Online Research Methods Project
Starts: 13 February 2008
The Training Researchers in Online Research Methods (TRI-ORM <http://www.geog.le.ac.uk/orm>)project (part of the ESRC Researcher Development Initiative) will be running a one day workshop An Introduction to Online Research Methods in Cardiff on Wednesday 13th February 2008.
The workshop will introduce participants to a selection of online research methods. The focus will be on online questionnaires and virtual interviews. The workshop will cover theoretical, methodological and ethical issues and will involve a range of hands-on activities.
By the end of the session participants will be able to:
- Describe a range of online research methods;
- Outline why online research methods are useful for social science, medical and educational research;
- Discuss some key ethical and methodological issues surrounding the use of online research methods;
- Identify if, and how, online methods are of value in their own research;
- Access web-based resources and support materials to further develop their skills and knowledge in online research methods and teaching online research methods;
- Develop a basic online questionnaire; and
- Experience a short online interview.
The workshop will be useful for any researchers considering the use of online research methods and those wishing to gain practical hands-on-experience in the use of online research methods.
It is particularly targeted at social science, medical and educational researchers with little or no prior knowledge of online research methods including:
- Established researchers
- Junior researchers
- Research assistants
- Research supervisors
- Postgraduate students
- University administrators
- Those involved in teaching research methods (i.e. 'training the trainers')
- Non-academic users.
Further details can be found at:
The project has also recently established a Blog on the Exploring Online Research Methods Website which provides the latest information about the project and information about Online Research Methods more generally.
There is also a social networking space at http://onlineresearchmethods.ning.com/ designed to enable researchers with an interest in using online research methods to share information and experiences.
Name:Clare Madge, University of Leicester
Open To: Public