Interviews with Young People using Online Chat

Interviews with Young People using Online Chat

Elza Dunkels (Umeå University, Sweden) and AnnBritt Enochsson (Karlstad University, Sweden)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-987-8.ch060
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Abstract

When we first started using online interviews as a method for qualitative research, we had no thoughts about it being any different from face-to-face interviews. Being naturalized digital immigrants (Prensky, 2001), having not used computers and the Internet from childhood but having become accustomed to them over time, we did not give the methodological issues much thought. However, when we started getting questions about our research, we understood that we took too much for granted. The questions that were raised made us question our approaches.

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