We are curating links and resources about researching during troubled and troubling times. Please send us additional links via Twitter @anujacabraal and @ThomsonPat



Five human centred design methods online. Martin Tomisch

Doing arts research in a pandemic - a compendium of resources from The culture capital exchange - pdf. 

Deborah Lupton's youtube channel on innovative methods - this on mapmaking

Helen Kara's top three pandemic methods

Goldsmiths sociology Methods lab - paywalled readings, open video links and crowdsourced resources. 

Digital qualitative research from Innsbruck 

Series of posts on online methods, start with online focus groups.

Online research methods encyclopaedia chapter by Lynn Webb on research gate

Chloe Sharp's 7 top tools for online qualitative research

Interviews by email Sociological Research online

Online interviews by Skype Sociological Research online, The perils and pitfalls of using Skype for interviews ( NCRM)

and (paywalled) Deakin, H., & Wakefield, K. (2013). Skype interviewing: reflections of two PhD researchers. Qualitative Research, 14(5),  doi:10.1177/1468794113488126

Desktop sharing and online interviewing from Dr Elizabeth Hidson

Digital ethnography with Sarah Pink video on youtube 

NCRM online resources about research methods including online

Great twitter thread (and replies) for online interviews

Arch52 online interviewing issues

Using Zoom for online interviews



We understand that most university ethics committees are now banning face to face data work: this is vital for reducing potential harm. Because of this there may be a need to re apply for ethical approval for a modified research process.

This is the excellent tweet thread by Adam Jowett (@DrAdamJowett) on ethics

Slideshow on digital research ethics from Natasha Whiteman 

Guidelines and issues from the Association of Internet Researchers

Summaries of Kandy Woodfield's edited collection on The ethics of online research



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