Togetherness in Separation: Practical Considerations for Doing Remote Qualitative Interviews Ethically

Engward, Hilary, Goldspink, Sally, Iancu, Maria, Kersey, Thomas and Wood, Abigail (2022) Togetherness in Separation: Practical Considerations for Doing Remote Qualitative Interviews Ethically. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 21. pp. 1-9. ISSN 1609-4069

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Abstract

This discussion paper considers some of the practical and ethical aspects of doing qualitative interviews using synchronous online visual technologies within a shifting research context. It is argued that the immediate access to potential participants and subsequent data collection necessitate adjustment to the ways in which qualitative researchers understand and apply ethics, accountability, and responsibility in their data collection processes. We examine the parallels between interviewing face-to-face and interviewing using technology from a practical and integral perspective. In the online environment researchers require a heightened sensitivity and awareness of their attitudes, knowledge, and skills before, during, and after the interview to ensure that the process is safe, rigorous, and meaningful for collecting comprehensive qualitative data. To do this, we consider how to plan, conduct, and end online interviews using voice over internet protocol (VolP).

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Virtual Environments, Qualitative Evaluation, Netography, Methods in Qualitative Inquiry, Ethical Inquiry
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2022 14:41
Last Modified: 31 May 2022 16:18
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/707270

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