Email-facilitated qualitative interviews with traumatic brain injury survivors: A new and accessible method

Egan, J., Chenoweth, L. and McAuliffe, D. (2006) Email-facilitated qualitative interviews with traumatic brain injury survivors: A new and accessible method. Brain Injury, 20 12: 1283-1294. doi:10.1080/02699050601049692


Author Egan, J.
Chenoweth, L.
McAuliffe, D.
Title Email-facilitated qualitative interviews with traumatic brain injury survivors: A new and accessible method
Journal name Brain Injury   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0269-9052
1362-301X
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02699050601049692
Volume 20
Issue 12
Start page 1283
End page 1294
Total pages 12
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
370106 Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
750305 Ability and disability
Abstract Primary objective: To trial the method of email-facilitated qualitative interviewing with people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Research design: Qualitative semi-structured email-facilitated interviews. Procedures: Nineteen people (17 severe diagnosis) with a TBI participated in email interviews. Main outcomes and results: Findings indicate that this method facilitates the participation of people with TBI in qualitative interviews. Advantages include increased time for reflection, composing answers and greater control of the interview setting. In addition, the data indicates that people with a TBI are capable of greater insight, reflection and humour than indicated by previous research. Conclusion: Findings indicate that new technologies may advance data collection methods for people with cognitive-linguistic impairments who face participation barriers in face-to-face interviews.
Keyword Email Interviewing
Traumatic Brain Injury
Disability
Qualitative Research
Internet
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2007 Higher Education Research Data Collection
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
 
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