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Welcome to the Machine: the Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs of Conducting PhD Research via the Internet
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, Edith Cowan University, Australia

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

The paper briefly describes my research and the reasons for collecting data, about the experiences of 223 enrolled PhD students, over a six-month period in 2003. The criteria for an IT solution to the complex data management problem are explained. The paper then documents the development of the system, describing the pitfalls encountered and the learning achieved. It describes the trial and error process and how feedback from PhD respondents was used to improve both the interface and the instruments. Further, it describes the emergent issues specific to working with PhD students. Finally, a description of the current version of the machine is provided so that future researchers can decide whether this methodology will allow them to progress beyond traditional parameters in their own research.

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Gliddon, J. (2004). Welcome to the Machine: the Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs of Conducting PhD Research via the Internet. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 5250-5255). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 7, 2021 from .

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