Conducting online experimental research in Applied Linguistics: What do you need to know?
conference contributionposted on 2021-08-27, 07:09 authored by Nurul Aini Mohd Jelani
The year 2020 has been a challenging year for many people, including researchers. With the rampant spread of Covid-19, researchers have to think of ways to carry on with their work with limited and/or no face-to-face data collection. In this poster presentation, I will be sharing information on some of the things that researchers need to consider before, during and after carrying out online data collection. What are the advantages and disadvantages of online data collection? What tools are available to use? When collecting behavioural data, e.g. accuracy of response and/or response times, are the data collected through online method reliable? Can you provide prompt feedback to participants? What are other things researchers need to keep in mind as they run their experiments online? I will also be sharing some of the lessons I learnt during the course of developing the materials for my study, as well as during data collection stage. This poster will not only describe some benefits and challenges of conducting linguistic research via the internet but also offers recommendations to both researchers and research faculty for dealing with the challenges.