Developing Methods That Facilitate Coding and Analysis of Synchronous Conversations via Virtual Environments.


Journal Article

Programs via the Internet are uniquely positioned to capture qualitative data. One reason is because the Internet facilitates the creation of a community of similar individuals who can exchange information and support related to living with a chronic illness. Synchronous conversations via the Internet can provide insight into real-time social interaction and the exchange of social support. One way to analyze interactions among individuals is by using qualitative methods such as content, conversation, or discourse analysis. This manuscript describes how we used content analysis with aspects from conversation and discourse analysis to analyze synchronous conversations via the Internet to describe what individuals talk about and how individuals talk in an Internet-mediated interaction. With the increase in Internet interventions that facilitate collection of real-time conversational data, this article provides insight into how combining qualitative methods can facilitate the coding and analysis of these complex data.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lewinski, AA; Anderson, RA; Vorderstrasse, AA; Johnson, CM

Published Date

  • January 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 /

PubMed ID

  • 31130832

Pubmed Central ID

  • 31130832

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1609-4069

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1609-4069

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1609406919842443


  • eng