Can on-line discussion sites generate quality data for research purposes?

Smith, Helen, Bulbul, Alpaslan and Jones, Christina J (2017) Can on-line discussion sites generate quality data for research purposes? Frontiers in Public Health, 5. a156. ISSN 2296-2565

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Abstract

We have recently presented orally the preliminary findings of some research where we derived our data from online discussion sites. Our research described parents’ and caregivers’ experiences of administering medications to young children (1, 2). Different aspects of these data have been presented at four different conferences (each in a different country, and across two continents). On each occasion, our audience of clinicians and researchers have been divided about the credibility and quality of our results. In response to these divergent opinions encountered, we have reflected on whether online discussion sites can contribute to quality research in the arena of health.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Clinical Medicine
Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Primary Care and Public Health
Subjects: R Medicine
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R852 Research. Experimentation
Depositing User: Christina Jones
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2017 14:38
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2017 14:41
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/69130

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