Conducting qualitative interviews using virtual communication tools amid the COVID-19 pandemic: A learning opportunity for future research

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Sah, L. and Sah, R. 2020. Conducting qualitative interviews using virtual communication tools amid the COVID-19 pandemic: A learning opportunity for future research . Journal of Nepal Medical Association. 58 (232), pp. 1103-6. https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.5738
AuthorsSah, L. and Sah, R.
Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has threatened the health and wellbeing of the global citizens which has led to a significant change in attitude, lifestyle and behaviour of people from diverse professions, including academics and researchers. Doctoral students and funded researchers with the time limit to their research project have experienced stress and anxiety due to the struggle of negotiating and managing timeline to complete the fieldwork for their research. In the current circumstances, increasing number of researchers are looking for alternative methods to conduct the fieldwork and complete the data collection. In this context, the aim of this viewpoint is to provide reflections on the challenges and opportunities experienced by the authors while conducting qualitative research fieldwork during the COVID-19 pandemic.

KeywordsCOVID-19; Fieldwork; Qualitative interviews; Virtual communication tools; Research methods
Year2020
JournalJournal of Nepal Medical Association
Journal citation58 (232), pp. 1103-6
PublisherNepal Medical Association
ISSN0028-2715
1815-672X i
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.5738
Official URLhttps://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.5738
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