is a study
on how children and adolescents in Iceland use the Internet. Solveig Jakobsdottir,
associate professor at Iceland University of Education (KHI) is conducting
this study in collaboration with two other KHI staff members. In the study
graduate students in a program on Information Technology in Education
at KHI observe Internet use and interview study participants as well as
practice qualitative data analysis.
The graduate students involved in the data gathering observe the children at the computer for about 10 - 15 minutes and then interview them. The observers stand or sit diagonally behind/at the side of the study participants and write down, as fast as they can, everything that occurs including facial expressions, movements, communication, sounds, mood changes and which websites participants visit and/or software they use. After the observation a short interview is conducted where the participants describe their Internet and computer use at home and at school. Also they indicate approximately how much time they spend on the computer on a weekly basis.
Further information on the study is available on http://soljak.khi.is/netnot