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: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Health Informatics Journal
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/r1
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ID Code: 26085
Deposited By: Dr Craig Murray
Deposited On: 16 Mar 2009 14:17
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2019 00:28
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/26085

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