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Ethnography, education and on-line research

Jeffrey, Bob; Bradshaw, Pete; Twining, Peter and Walsh, Chris (2010). Ethnography, education and on-line research. In: European Conference of Educational Research, 25-28 August 2010, Univesity of Helsinki, Finland.

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Abstract

This paper is an attempt to establish the methodological basis for carrying out ethnographies of online education communities, in particular in the Continuing Professional Development VITAL project co-ordinated by the Faculty of Education and Language Studies at The Open University www.vital.ac.uk/

A much shorter earlier draft version of this paper was given at the Qualitative Research For Web 2.0/3.0: The Next Leap! 25 & 26 March 2010 in Berlin. Organised by Merlien.

The arguments and references in this paper are almost all to be found in two books 'one authored and one edited – by Professor Christine Hine of Surrey University, UK (Hine 2000; Hine 2005).

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 Bob Jeffrey
Keywords: ethnography; on-line research; connectivity; methodology
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies
Education and Language Studies > Education
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 22868
Depositing User: Robert Jeffrey
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2010 10:03
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 21:30
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/22868
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