Title

Capturing Research Participants Online: Bouncing Off The Net

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

Faculty

Faculty of Education And Arts

School

School of Communication and Arts

RAS ID

3872

Funders

Australian Research Council

Grant Number

ARC Number : DP0211751

Comments

Originally published in the Proceedings of the Australia & New Zealand Communication Association Conference Proceedings (ANZCA04). Held on the 7-9 July 2004, Sydney, Australia. Paper available here

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to report on our research team’s experiences leading up to the successful collection of data for an online survey—which is part of our Family Internet research project. We have chosen to give an account of the processes that led us to employ the research procedures and strategies that we ultimately adopted in the hope that relating these experiences to others may be beneficial in saving other researchers from the same degree of uncertainty we experienced. It also involves us engaging in desirable standards of transparency.