Resources for doing research online and at a distance

In June 2020 the Greater Manchester Research Network hosted a special session about how COVID 19 impacts on our members’ experience of collecting data. The membership of the network comprises predominantly of qualitative researchers – many of whom find their ability to collect data in the usual way disrupted by the crisis.

A briefing was produced, based on the discussion, which highlighted that adapting the ways in which we collect data in light of the crisis situation and distancing requirements has implications for ethical issues, sampling bias and inclusivity. The briefing outlines the issues the group discussed, provides potential solutions, as well as links to further resources.

Should you be aware of any additional resources that could be included in this briefing, please email them to and they may be included in an updated future version of this document.

Note: Updated version of the briefing added September 2020, featuring further links to available resources. 

Buy from us

Conference and meeting room hire

Investments to help you grow