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Qualitative health research via the internet : practical and methodological issues.

Murray, Craig and Sixsmith, Judith (2002) Qualitative health research via the internet : practical and methodological issues. Health Informatics Journal, 8 (11). pp. 47-63. ISSN 1460-4582

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    Abstract

    Electronic mail (e-mail) has become a ubiquitous form of global communication. Much of this discourse concerns the experience of health and illness. As it is stored and accessible via the Internet, it is then available for qualitative analysis by health researchers. In particular, researchers can employ document analysis methods using Internet communication such as e-mail posts and archives. This paper outlines ways in which such research could proceed, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of using documentary analysis of Internet communication in qualitative health research.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Health Informatics Journal
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Email • documents • health • qualitative research
    Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
    ID Code: 26085
    Deposited By: Dr Craig Murray
    Deposited On: 16 Mar 2009 14:17
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 17 Feb 2014 14:13
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/26085

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