E-mail: A qualitative research medium for interviewing?

  title={E-mail: A qualitative research medium for interviewing?},
  author={Craig D. Murray and Judith Sixsmith},
  journal={International Journal of Social Research Methodology},
This paper explores the opportunities that developments in computer-mediated Communication (CMC) are making available for social science research. In particular, the use of electronic mail (e-mail) is proposed as a viable and valuable research medium for conducting qualitative interviews, alongside the traditional face-to-face interview. The practical, methodological and conceptual implications of e-mail interviewing are explored. In addition, important ethical dilemmas concerning informed… 

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