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Online research allows the student to access information in many different formats, such as videos and audio recordings that may not be present in a library collection. For all its convenience, the Internet isn't a foolproof source of research information. Web pages can be created by anyone, which means it can be difficult to determine if the source is reliable. Scholarly resources are available online, but they typically require payment to use. Online resources are easily changed or removed: What is there one day may be totally different or even completely gone the next.

And while a considerable amount of good information is available online, many sources are still only available in print.

Relying solely on online research means that a significant number of good sources will be ignored. Libraries are still the best place to find primary and scholarly sources, an essential element in any research project. And if a library does not have its own copy of a source, it can borrow resources from other libraries through interlibrary loan. Libraries are staffed with librarians who are often subject matter experts or at least knowledgeable about their own collections.

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In due course, this essay emphasizes on details of advantages and disadvantages of the Internet in relation to research work. Advantages: Easy Communication: The Internet eases of communication to the researchers; because it serves as a guidance and original source of information.

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Reduced cost of conducting research What are the disadvantages of doing internet research? (and tips to overcome them) Some subjects may try to participant in the same study more than once To overcome this problem, you can ask for the email addresses of each participant, and then look for duplicates.

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On the downside, the Internet, despite its real and seemingly growing benefits to the researcher, still presents certain drawbacks. Among the most significant are: Diverse collection of information. The Internet is truly a potpourri of information-that's one of its strengths, but it's also one of its weaknesses. Advantages and Disadvantages of Internet Research Surveys: Evidence from the Literature Ronald D. Fricker, Jr. and Matthias Schonlau RAND E-mail and Web surveys have been the subject of much hyperbole about their capabilities.

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A worksheet to use when considering the positive and negative impacts of Internet research. Use this teaching resource in the classroom when learning about technologies and the advantages and disadvantages of Internet research. The internet offers several advantages such as access to information, communication, e-commerce, entertainment and global socialization. In addition, the internet has directly and indirectly led to job creation. Consider the following advantages of the internet: The internet is a treasure trove of.