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Educational Research Online: Lessons Learned

, The University of Alabama, United States ; , Hefhiro Partnership, United States

IJET Volume 7, Number 4, ISSN 1077-9124 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


Educational research has long been conducted at a distance; both mail and telephone have successfully been used in survey research. The development of the Internet, specifically, electronic mail, offers yet another medium over which research can be conducted. This study discusses the use of electronic mail as a vehicle for conducting educational research. It focuses particularly on the way in which electronic mail can be used to engage in reflective dialogues, which yield deep, qualitative data. The research methodology is presented along with examples of the dialogue that emerged from the semi-structured interview protocol that was used. For many faculty at higher education institutions, research productiv


Rice, M.L. & Heflich, D.A. (2001). Educational Research Online: Lessons Learned. International Journal of Educational Telecommunications, 7(4), 393-405. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 26, 2023 from .



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