[Air-l] email lists available of UK Internet users?

Ligia Parra lparrae at cable.net.co
Fri Sep 17 18:18:45 PDT 2004

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Brake" <david.brake at cfrq.net>
To: <air-l-aoir.org at listserv.aoir.org>
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 12:37 PM
Subject: [Air-l] email lists available of UK Internet users?

> I am contemplating an email-based survey of home page owners in the UK. I
> have some sympathy with Krishnamurthy, S. (2004) "The Ethics of Conducting
> E-Mail Surveys" in Readings in Virtual Research Ethics : Issues and
> Controversies, (Buchanan, E. A. ed.) Information Science Pub., Hershey,
> PA, http://faculty.washington.edu/sandeep/d/emailethics.pdf
> who suggests unsolicited survey requests could be considered spam and that
> academics should share lists of opted in email users where possible.
> So on the off chance this is possible has anyone assembled a reasonably
> large store of email addresses of UK Internet users - especially of UK
> home page owners? If I were to assemble a list of UK home page owners and
> received agreement from those contacted would others be willing and able
> to share it for their own research? If we could agree on a purposive
> sampling technique that would be methodologically (and ethically)
> defensible would anyone else be willing to help me to build such a list?
> -- 
> David Brake, PhD researcher in Media and Communications, London School of
> Economics & Political Science
> Also see http://davidbrake.org/ (home page) and http://blog.org/ (weblog)
> Author of Dealing With E-Mail - <http://davidbrake.org/dealingwithemail/>
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