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Altinay, L. and Paraskevas, A. (2006) A computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) approach in teaching research methods, International Journal of hospitality management (in press - doi:10.1016/j.ijhm.2006.05.005).
Beusch, D. (2007) Textual Interaction as Sexual Interaction: Sexuality And/in the Online Interview, Sociological Research Online, 12, 5, Available online at:
Davis, M., Golding, G., Hart, G., Sherr, L. and Elford, J. (2004) Reflecting on the experience of interviewing online: perspectives from the Internet and HIV study in London, Aids Care, 16, 8, 944 - 952.
Finegold, A. R. D. and Cooke, L. (2006) Exploring the attitudes, experiences and dynamics of interaction in online groups, Internet and Higher Education, 9, 3, 201-215.
Guiller, J. and Durndell, A. (2007) Students' linguistic behaviour in online discussion groups: Does gender matter? Computers in Human Behavior, 23, 5), 2240-2255.
Hamilton, R. J. and Bowers, B. J. (2006) Internet recruitment and email interviewing in qualitative studies. Qualitative Health Research, 16, 6, 821-835.
Hughes, J. and Lang, K. (2004) Issues in Online Focus Groups: Lessons learned from an empirical study of peer-to-peer filesharing system users. Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, 2, 2, 95-110.
James, N. and Busher, H. (2006) Credibility, authenticity and voice: Dilemmas in online interviewing, Qualitative Research, 6, 3, 403-420.
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Livingstone, S. and Bober M. (2004) UK Children Go Online: surveying the experiences of young people and their parents. London: LSE Research Online.
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Thinkofit Web Conferencing Guide
An extensive listing of different types of software and services for online communication and collaboration, maintained by David R. Woolley.
Website offering demonstrations of open-source software including discussion board software. Allows users administrative rights to make changes to an installation of the software which are then 'reset' every two hours.
OSS Watch: Top Tips For Selecting Open Source Software
Page from the website of OSS, a JISC-funded open source advisory service. Offers guidance on selecting open source software.
ESRC Social Sciences Online 'Research Methods' discussion topic:
Social science research and the internet: intriguing tangent, or core business? - Christine Hine
Part of the Social Sciences Online: Past, Present and Future virtual event held during the ESRC Social Science Week (20th-24th June 2005) to look at how the internet is changing the face of social science research. Article written by Christine Hine with related discussion postings.
The Internet: A New Field for Qualitative Inquiry?
Freely downloadable article by Bibi Holge-Hazelton from Forum: Qualitative Social Research.
The National Centre for e-Social Science
The National Centre for e-Social Science's website offers information about the latest developments in technology-enhanced social science research. http://www.ncess.ac.uk/
An academic research programme investigating the impact of the internet on society.
World Internet Usage Statistics
Estimates of the number of internet users in different areas of the world.