Challenges of using the internet for behavioral research

Lois J Loescher, Elizabeth Hibler, Heather Hiscox, Htay Hla, Robin B Harris

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Using the Internet in behavioral research remains a challenge. We developed a video intervention and conducted a pilot study that was designed to deliver and test the intervention via the Internet. One aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using the Internet to both deliver the intervention and collect data from participants. This article summarizes procedures for delivering the intervention and survey via the Internet, obstacles encountered during delivery of the intervention and data collection, and lessons learned that can be applied to future research involving the Internet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)445-448
Number of pages4
JournalCIN - Computers Informatics Nursing
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011



  • Data collection
  • Internet
  • Multimedia
  • Nursing methodology research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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Challenges of using the internet for behavioral research. / Loescher, Lois J; Hibler, Elizabeth; Hiscox, Heather; Hla, Htay; Harris, Robin B.

In: CIN - Computers Informatics Nursing, Vol. 29, No. 8, 08.2011, p. 445-448.

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