DICEmethods.org | Dissemination, Implementation, Communication, and Engagement
A guide for health researchers
An online community is a group of people joined together on an interactive online platform for moderated discussion, the byproducts of which are analyzed using qualitative research methods. Online communities usually include themed discussion “threads” aligned to project objectives, but can also include features such as polls, surveys, tasks, diaries, activities, blogs and member generated discussions. They are fast, flexible and often inexpensive. Online communities can run from a few weeks through to several months, or even years.
Time per interaction varies; Weeks to months to carry out the full method
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