E-Mail Interviewing in Qualitative Research: A Methodological Discussion

Meho, Lokman I. E-Mail Interviewing in Qualitative Research: A Methodological Discussion. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2006, vol. 57, n. 10, pp. 1284-1295. [Journal article (Print/Paginated)]


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This article summarizes findings from studies that employed electronic mail (e-mail) for conducting indepth interviewing. It discusses the benefits of, and the challenges associated with, using e-mail interviewing in qualitative research. The article concludes that while a mixed mode interviewing strategy should be considered when possible, e-mail interviewing can be in many cases a viable alternative to face-to-face and telephone interviewing. A list of recommendations for carrying out effective e-mail interviews is presented.

Item type: Journal article (Print/Paginated)
Keywords: E-mail interviewing, Interviewing, Interviews, Qualitative research, Internet research, Methodology, Research methods, Data collection methods, Data gathering instruments
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AZ. None of these, but in this section.
B. Information use and sociology of information. > BZ. None of these, but in this section.
Depositing user: Lokman I. Meho
Date deposited: 13 Nov 2006
Last modified: 14 Dec 2012 19:26
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/8377


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