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Index of case studies and examples

 Online questionnaires  Online interviews  Ethics  Technical guide: Online questionnaires 

Index of learning activities

 Online questionnaires  Online interviews  Ethics  Technical guide: Online questionnaires 

 

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Case Studies and examples: Online questionnaires

Name (Institution) Project title Relevant issues Location (select link to view)
Martin Bruder (University of Cardiff). Study on Imagination.

Design of welcome screens for online questionnaires. Questionnaires | Design of online questionnaires 2: Content |Welcome screen » Example

Neil Coulson and Rebecca Knibb (University of Derby). How an Online Support Network Affects the Experience of Living with a Food Allergy.

Recruitment for online questionnaires through soliciting visitors to web sites. Questionnaires | Sampling issues | How to select a sample: A procedure | Implement contacting procedures | Soliciting visitors to web sites » Example
Claire Hewson (University of Bolton). Empirical Evidence Regarding the Folk Psychological Concept of Belief.

Sampling; Recruitment; Identity verification; Response rates. Questionnaires | Sampling issues | Case studies » Case study 2
Nicola Illingworth (University of Stirling). Women’s experiences of infertility. Recruitment for online questionnaires through transmitting appeals to mailing lists. Questionnaires | Sampling issues | How to select a sample: A procedure | Implement contacting procedures | Transmitting appeals to mailing lists » Example
Clare Madge and Henrietta O' Connor (University of Leicester). The 'Cyberparents' Research Project. Sampling; Recruitment; Identity verification; Incentives. Questionnaires | Sampling issues | Case studies » Case study 1
Constantine Sedikides (University of Southampton); Alison Lenton (University of Edinburgh). A range of studies carried out through the 'Social Psychology Web-lab'.

Piloting;
Design of evaluation questionnaires in pilot studies.
Questionnaires | Implementation | Piloting » Example
Michael Solem and Waverly Ray (Association of American Geographers). Internationalizing Geography in Higher Education.

Recruitment for online questionnaires through emailing list based samples. Questionnaires | Sampling issues | How to select a sample: A procedure | Implement contacting procedures | Emailing list based samples »Example
Tim Vorley (University of Leicester). A Critical Geography of UK Biotechnology.

Sampling; Recruitment; Identity verification; Incentives. Questionnaires | Sampling issues | Case studies » Case study 3

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Case Studies and examples: Online Interviews

Name (Institution) Project title Relevant issues Location (select link to view)
Nalita James (University of Leicester). Teacher Professionalism, Teacher Identity. How do I See Myself?

Sampling; Recruitment; Interview format; Identity verification. Interviews | Sampling issues in online interviewing | Case studies » Case study 2
Joëlle Kivits (University of Leicester). Health information on the internet: Researching information seekers and practices in a mediated health context.

Sampling; Recruitment, Interview format; Identity verification. Interviews | Sampling issues in online interviewing | Case studies » Case study 1
Clare Madge and Henrietta O' Connor (University of Leicester). The 'Cyberparents' Research Project.

Synchronous online interviews. Interviews | Types of online interviews | Synchronous online interviews » Example of interface seen by participants in an online interview
Clare Madge and Henrietta O' Connor (University of Leicester). The 'Cyberparents' Research Project.

Designing the interview script; Prepared text to start an interview. Interviews | Designing online interviews » The interview transcript

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Case Studies and examples: Ethics

Name (Institution) Project title Relevant issues Location (select link to view)
James Barker (Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Wales, Aberystwyth). Privacy and thirdspace in the research of gay online communities.

Privacy issues. Ethics | Privacy including the public/private debate » Case study
Penny Cholmondeley (University of Alberta). Evaluating the 'WISEST (Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology)' Resource Network.

Good practice in gaining consent. Ethics | Informed consent » Examples of good practice in gaining consent
Claire Mercer (University of Leicester). Social Exclusion and the internet in Tanzania.

Online inequalities; The 'digital divide'. Ethics | Inequalities 2: Online power inequalities » Case study
Jenny Pickerill (University of Leicester). Participatory research and internet activism.

Debriefing; feedback. Ethics | Debriefing and feedback procedures » Case study

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Case Studies and examples: Technical guide

Name (Institution) Project title Relevant issues Location (select link to view)
Martin Bruder (University of Cardiff). Study on Imagination.

Implementing online questionnaires (Self-produced questionnaires). Technical guide | Introduction: Overview and options | Self-produced questionnaires » Example
Nicky Shaw (Leeds University Business School).
Work-life balance.

Implementing online questionnaires through institutional systems. Technical guide | Introduction: Overview and options | Institutional systems » Example: Bespoke services
Michael Solem and Waverly Ray (Association of American Geographers). Internationalizing Geography in Higher Education.

Implementing online questionnaires through institutional systems. Technical guide | Introduction: Overview and options | Institutional systems » Example: Bespoke services
Tim Vorley (University of Leicester). A Critical Geography of UK Biotechnology.

Implementing online questionnaires through institutional systems. Technical guide | Introduction: Overview and options | Institutional systems » Example: Standard procedures

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Learning activities: Online questionnaires

Subject Aim Location (select link to view)
1) Choosing whether or not to use online questionnaires. To provide guided background reading on when and why it would be better to conduct a questionnaire via the internet rather than using a telephone or face-to-face survey. Questionnaires | Introduction » Learning activity: Background reading
2) Advantages and disadvantes of online questionnaires. To check understanding of the advantages and disadvantes described.

Questionnaires | Advantages and disadvantages | Sampling issues » Learning activity: Review quiz
3) Use of colour in online questionnaires. To allow consideration of inappropriate use of colour and its likely effects.

Questionnaires | Design issues 1: Appearance | Colour » Learning activity: Colour
4) Text appearance and layout choices. To allow consideration of appropriate use of text and layout through examination and analysis of successful and unsuccessful examples. Questionnaires | Design issues 1: Appearance | Text appearance and layout choices » Learning activity: Text and layout
5) Question type. To allow exploration of the complexity of answering different question types and the effects of their use on completion time. Questionnaires | Design issues 2: Content | Question type » Learning activity: Exploring question types
6) Instructions. To allow exploration of good practice in writing instructions through identification and analysis of problematic instructions;
To allow practice in writing successful instructions.

Questionnaires | Design issues 2: Content | Instructions » Learning activity: Instructions

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Learning activities: Online Interviews

Subject Aim Location (select link to view)
1) Types and advantages and disadvantages of online interviews. To provide guided background reading. Interviews | Introduction » Learning activity: Background reading
2) Selecting software for asynchronous online interviews. To provide an introduction to a range of online chat facilities and online meeting software, and allow consideration of the use of the facilities for conducting online interviews.

Interviews | Designing online interviews | Selection of software » Learning activity: Software and services for online communication
3) Language use, netlingo, netspeak and emoticons. To allow analysis of 'netspeak' and/or 'netlingo' and the way in which this differs from formal written communication;
To check knowledge of 'emoticons'.

Interviews | Designing online interviews | Language use, netlingo, netspeak and emoticons » Learning activity: Netlingo, netspeak and emoticons
4) Flaming. To allow exploration of different types of flaming. Interviews | Designing online interviews | Flaming » Learning activity: Types of flaming
5) Online interviews. To allow review of key materials covered in the module. Interviews » Review quiz

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Learning activities: Ethics

Subject Aim Location (select link to view)
1) Models of ethics. To provide guided further reading on the topic. Ethics | Introduction » Learning activity: Background reading
2) Confidentiality issues and online research. To provide guided further reading on the topic. Interviews | Confidentiality, subject anonymity and data security » Learning activity: Confidentiality issues and online research
3) International inequalities in use of the internet. To allow exploration of geographical variation in online users and provide guided further reading on the topic of the digital divide.

Interviews | Inequalities 1: International inequalities » Learning activity: Guided reading

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Learning activities: Technical guide

Subject Aim Location (select link to view)
1) HTML document structure. To check understanding of HTML tags and document structure. Technical guide | Introduction to HTML 1 » Learning activity: Review
2) HTML text elements. To provide practice in the use of HTML text elements. Technical guide | Introduction to HTML 2 | Text | Text elements » Learning activity: Text elements
3) HTML text and body formatting. To provide practice in the use of HTML attributes and values to format text and the body of documents. Technical guide | Introduction to HTML 2 | Text | Text attributes and values » Learning activity: Text and body attributes and values
4) HTML links. To check understanding of the use of HTML to create links. Technical guide | Introduction to HTML 2 | links » Learning activity: Linking
5) Images in web pages. To provide practice in the use of HTML attributes and values to create and format images. Technical guide | Introduction to HTML 2 | Images » Learning activity: Images
6) Table layout. To check understanding of the creation and layout of tables using HTML. Technical guide | Introduction to HTML 2 | tables | Table layout » Learning activity: Table layout
7) Table attributes and values. To provide practice in the use of HTML attributes and values to format tables. Technical guide | Introduction to HTML 2 | tables | Attributes and values » Learning activity: Table attributes and values
8) HTML. To review and check understanding of basic HTML and provide practice in the creation of basic web pages. Technical guide | Introduction to HTML 2 » Learning activity: Review
9) Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). To explore the use of CSS in formatting HTML documents. Technical guide | Introduction to CSS» Learning activity: CSS in action
10) CSS review. To check understanding of CSS punctuation, 'cascades' and classes. Technical guide | Introduction to CSS» Learning activity: Review
11) Web forms. To explore the creation of web forms and review the name and action of form elements. Technical guide | Web forms » Learning activity: Web forms
12) Web forms review. To check understanding of HTML forms and practice creating and formatting web forms. Technical guide | Web forms » Learning activity: Review
13) JavaScript basics. To check understanding of the basics of JavaScript and provide practice in using JavaScript to add validation to simple web forms. Technical guide | Introduction to JavaScript » Learning activity: Review
14) JavaScript validation. To check understanding of how JavaScript can be linked to HTML form tags to add simple validation routines. Technical guide | Form validation | Example of 'once-only' text box validation | The body » Learning activity: Triggering validation
15) JavaScript validation. To check understanding of JavaScript code used to validate multiple form elements when a form is submitted. Technical guide | Form validation | Validating multiple form elements » Learning activity: Validating multiple elements
16) Creating 'pop-up' windows using JavaScript. To check understanding of how Javascript can be used to deliver additional questionnaire instructions using 'pop-up' windows. Technical guide | Key design issues | Delivering instructions via pop-up windows and alert boxes | Pop-up windows » Learning activity Examining the JavaScript code for creating a pop-up window
17) Server and client-side processing. To examine the interaction between client and server when a questionnaire is requested and submitted. Technical guide | Server-side processing | Server and Client-side processing within a questionnaire » Learning activity 1: Examining the interaction between client and server
18) Server and client-side processing. To check understanding of client-side and server-side processing and the interaction between client and server. Technical guide | Server-side processing | Server and Client-side processing within a questionnaire » Learning activity 2: Checking understanding of the interaction between client and server

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