Methodological and ethical considerations in designing an Internet study of quality of life: a discussion paper.

  title={Methodological and ethical considerations in designing an Internet study of quality of life: a discussion paper.},
  author={Susan L Holmes},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  volume={46 3},
Use of the Internet in research is a relatively new phenomenon offering a potentially valuable research resource that, although increasingly used, appears largely untapped in nursing and healthcare more generally. This paper discusses methodological and ethical issues that need consideration when designing an Internet-based study concluding that, in general, online research methods are simply adaptations of traditional methods of data collection. Issues such as the representativeness of the… CONTINUE READING
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