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Research Methodologies and Standards During a Pandemic

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The global pandemic has raised new challenges for the research community. While the internet has been a widely used resource for years, public health measures have centred the internet in all of our lives. The internet is now a library, a meeting room, a project space, and a primary platform for fieldwork planning and implementation for every discipline. 

As researchers are pushed to conduct more of their previously analog research activities online, it is important to be familiar with the existing standards and best practices for internet-based research. 

Internet-Based Fieldwork 

Conducting internet-based fieldwork requires special consideration and planning in order to mitigate the additional risks to privacy, security, and academic rigor. The list below provides resources for internet-based fieldwork that reflect best practice in online research methodology. The list includes resources that have been specifically created in response to the new challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Internet-Based Research Methods

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