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Social and Virtual Networks: Evaluating Synchronous Online Interviewing Using Instant Messenger

@article{Hinchcliffe2009SocialAV,
  title={Social and Virtual Networks: Evaluating Synchronous Online Interviewing Using Instant Messenger},
  author={V. Hinchcliffe and H. Gavin},
  journal={The Qualitative Report},
  year={2009},
  volume={14},
  pages={318-340}
}
This paper describes an evaluation of the quality and utility of synchronous online interviewing for data collection in social network research. Synchronous online interviews facilitated by Instant Messenger as the communication medium, were undertaken with ten final year university students. Quantitative and qualitative content analysis of respondent and researcher evaluation of the quality and utility of IM indicated that IM was an integral part of student university life and also an… Expand
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