Using the Internet as a Research Tool for Social Work and Human Services

1st Edition

Goutham M Menon

CRC Press
Published May 15, 2002
Textbook - 156 Pages
ISBN 9780789014481 - CAT# HW14083

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Summary

Researchers and instructors: examine ways to make the Internet work to your advantage!

Using the Internet as a Research Tool for Social Work and Human Services examines the exciting benefits for social workers of using the Internet to facilitate their studies. By introducing various methodologies and insights, this book explains how the Web can be a valuable and legitimate form of research. This vital book examines the problems associated with studying virtual communities and cyber culture, and offers innovative ways to administer experiments by measuring response time over the Web.

This informative book explores new and innovative trends in Internet research, including:
  • methodologies for data collection, sampling, and representation of the subjects
  • psychological testing and using the Internet for training
  • developing and deploying Internet studies by replacing traditionally administered questionnaires with online surveys
  • the use of technology to enhance the development of research skills of undergraduate-level multicultural mental health researchers

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