Welcome: TRI-ORM:Exploring Online Research Methods  

  The aim of the web resource is to provide an online training resource for researchers who are interested in using online research methods such as online questionnaires and online interviews. The website is targeted at a wide audience including researchers and postgraduates in the HE sector, and researchers working for other organisations such as those involved with public policy and market research.    


TRI-ORM (Exploring Online Research Methods) web resource provides training for researchers in online research methods (ORMs). The project was designed to meet the training needs of researchers at all stages of their careers and with a variety of levels of knowledge of online research. The project was very successful and outperformed all original estimates of the number of researchers to be trained. For more details


People who originated and developed this resource were based in the University of Leicester. The original authors of this resource were Clare Madge (PI) and Jane Wellens (Co-Investigator) based in the University of Leicester and the University of Nottingham respectively . They along with the support team at Leicester worked actively on the resource site until August 2009. The ReStore team will remain intouch with the principal investigator concerning further updates and maintenance of this resource in the future.

Original Project

This project capitalised on an existing on-line training package. It significantly expanded the provision of advanced training to promote the careful and critical uptake, and further sophisticated use, of on-line research methods. A nationwide virtual network of researchers was established, some of whom train others to use these innovative methods.

Quick Summary


TRI-ORM was made up of three strands each of which was targeted at different levels of engagement and experience.

  1. Face-to-face workshops for researchers with very little knowledge or experience of online research methods.
  2. An advanced course taught at Masters level and delivered online.
  3. Enhancement of an existing website providing new resources for learners and further support for tutors as well as establishing a blog and online professional networking site.


Research Management and Application of Research (general) :: Ethics :: Research and Project Management :: Consultancy Skills :: Researching Literature ::

ReStoration date

This web resource has been restored on:2011-02-14

Last updated:

This web resource has been updated on:2012-05-29