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Crossing into the digital realm

Riley, Sarah; Evans, Adrienne; Griffin, Christine; Morey, Yvette; Murphy, Helen

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Sarah Riley

Adrienne Evans

Christine Griffin

Yvette Morey
Associate Director - Student Academic Journey

Helen Murphy


This article reports on a discussion with a group of qualitative researchers working with digital and online research. The conversation took as its starting point the social and technological changes that make distinctions between on and offline selves increasingly irrelevant. Through this lens the group considered the distinctive contribution of qualitative research methods to investigate the complexity of the networked human experience, inclusing the embodied and emotional elements of life online. They also considered the new BPS internet research guidelines and future areas for research, particularly the impact of an intensififed life lived out through the imagined presence of another and the blurring of public and private, work and personal lives.


Riley, S., Evans, A., Griffin, C., Morey, Y., & Murphy, H. (2015). Crossing into the digital realm. Psychologist, 28(8), 652-655

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Aug 1, 2015
Deposit Date Sep 7, 2015
Publicly Available Date Mar 1, 2016
Journal The Psychologist
Print ISSN 0952-8229
Publisher British Psychological Society
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 28
Issue 8
Pages 652-655
Keywords qualitative research, digital research, online research
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Additional Information Additional Information : A filmed version of the discussion is available here
Corporate Creators : The British Psychological Society


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