Summary of KUSPH Short Course on November 18th and 19th
Kyoto University School of Public Health held a Short Course on Doing Qualitative Research in Cyberspace.
The event report is posted below.
Topic：Doing Qualitative Research in Cyberspace
Date: November 18th and 19th, 2020 9:00-11:00
Method: Online Seminar (using ZOOM)
Kyoto University School of Public Health Short Course on 18th and 19th Nov 2020 (9:00-11:00 AM, JST)
Doing Qualitative Research in Cyberspace
Prof. Pranee Liamputtong
Professor of Public Health, School of Health Sciences, Western Sydney University, Australia
Opening remarks and introductions were made by Dr. Ayako Kohno from Internationalization Promotion Office (IPO), Kyoto University. Professor Liamputtong is currently located at the School of Health Sciences, Western Sydney University, Australia. She is a global leading scholar in qualitative research methodology and has more than 300 publications on various topics, as well as textbooks on how to conduct qualitative research.
On the first day, Prof. Liamputtong described the nature of online research, the advantages and disadvantages, practicalities, and possible sources for online research data. She explained what research questions are suitable for online research, how we can approach the population, which types of data sources we can use, and how we can gain e-data while maintaining confidentiality and security with concrete examples.
On the second day, she explained the methods of online qualitative research. She included some means of collecting data online such as through the unobtrusive methods, focus groups, individual interviews, virtual ethnography, and surveys and questionnaires. She also introduced her previous researches and explained the details and feasible tips for conducting qualitative research online.
We had an active Q & A session with questions related to conducting online researches on both days.
Ayako Kohno, Program-specific Assistant Professor
Internationalization Promotion Office (IPO),
Kyoto University School of Public Health
Mai Takeshita, DrPH. candidate, Dept of Health Informatics
Swati Mittal, MPH candidate, Dept of Health Informatics