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ERIC Number: EJ800306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Using Technology to Enhance Qualitative Research with Hidden Populations
Matthews, John; Cramer, Elizabeth P.
Qualitative Report, v13 n2 p301-315 Jun 2008
Advances in technology provide researchers with increased opportunities to locate and conduct research with populations that have historically been inaccessible. This manuscript describes the development of private, voluntary web-based groups, and the process for using web cameras to conduct individual web-based interviews as a method of data collection in qualitative research. Also contained within are detailed steps for utilizing each of these technological innovations as well an exploration of the ethical issues related to using technology to enhance the research experience with members of hidden populations, using the GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender) population as a referent group.
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Language: English
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