Internet News

by Ronald J. Chenail

The Qualitative Report, Volume 2, Number 1, Spring, 1994
(http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/BackIssues/QR2-1/internet.html)


Listserv's are small, focused communities on the Internet system. In Listserv's people share information, advice, and support through an interconnected system of electronic mail delivery. An individual subscribes to a particular Listserv group and then receives all the mail other members of the group post or send to the group. The individual member can read these messages, respond to them, and post messages of his or her own to the group. There are many good books on the market which can help you become more familiar with such Internet features such as Listserv's. As Internet grows, it will become a more important source of information for researchers and clinicians. Even today, there are great sources of help available to qualitative researchers al ready available on the 'Net. In this issue of The Qualitative Report we will present relevant Internet sources such as particular Listserv's which you might useful in your academic pursuits.

Qualitative Research for the Human Sciences (QUALRS-L)

This Listserv, originating from the University of Georgia and moderated by Judith Preissle, is a wealth of information for qualitative researchers, especially in the area of educational research. They also discuss issues such as publishing qualitative research, computerized qualitative data analysis, and the relevance of qualitative research.

To subscribe to QUALRS-L:

Send an e-mail message to listserv@uga.cc.uga.edu
Your message should say: sub qualrs-l your first name your last name

After you are on the list, send your messages to

qualrs-l@uga.cc.uga.edu

Family Science Network (FAMLYSCI)

This Listserv, originating from the University of Kentucky, is the base for researchers to discuss family-focused inquiry in marriage and family therapy, family sociology, and family medicine.

To subscribe to FAMLYSCI:

Send an e-mail message to listserv@ukcc.uky.edu
Your message should say: sub famlysci your first name your last name

After you are on the list, send your messages to

famlysci@ukcc.uky.edu

The following e-mail discussion groups are part of the Comserve system, a service provided by the Communication Institute for Online Scholarship (CIOS). Comserve is an electronic service for scholars and researchers in the communication fields. They have groups for those interested in topics like rhetoric, journalism, conversation analysis, interpersonal communication. Comserve also has a number of other services available like data base searches, an electronic journal, and on-line book services, but getting some of these features may require that you become an associate of CIOS. Becoming an associate involves making a donation to CIOS.

FAMCOMM

FAMCOMM is a Comserve discussion group dedicated to conversation concerning marital, family, and relational communication topics.

To subscribe to FAMCOMM:

Send an e-mail message to comserve@vm.ecs.rpi.edu
Your message should say: sub famlysci your first name your last name
end

After you are on the list, send your messages to

famcomm@vm.its.rpi.edu

ETHNO

ETHNO is a Comserve discussion group dedicated to conversation concerning discourse analysis, conversation analysis, and ethnomethodology.

To subscribe to ETHNO:

Send and e-mail message to comserve@vm.ecs.rpi.edu
Your message should say: sub ethno your first name your last name
end

After you are on the list, send your messages to

ethno@vm.its.rpi.edu

Ronald J. Chenail, Ph.D. is Dean of the School of Social and Systemic Studies, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His e-mail address is ron@ssss.nova.edu.
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