Using the Internet to conduct research

Nurse Res. 2005;13(2):55-70. doi: 10.7748/nr2005.


The internet has become an everyday communication tool for countless people throughout the world. It has a variety of potential uses in education, practice and research, but only in the last decade have nurse researchers begun to take advantage of the multiple uses the internet has to offer. The author reviews the uses of the internet to conduct research and addresses challenges and issues that currently influence web-based research.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Computer Literacy
  • Computer User Training
  • Data Collection / ethics
  • Data Collection / methods
  • Data Collection / standards
  • Humans
  • Information Services / ethics
  • Information Services / organization & administration
  • Internet / ethics
  • Internet / organization & administration*
  • Nursing Research / education
  • Nursing Research / ethics
  • Nursing Research / organization & administration*
  • Research Design
  • Review Literature as Topic
  • User-Computer Interface