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Interviewing objects: Including educational technologies as qualitative research participants

Citation
Adams C & Thompson TL (2011) Interviewing objects: Including educational technologies as qualitative research participants. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 24 (6), pp. 733-750. https://doi.org/10.1080/09518398.2010.529849

Abstract
This article argues the importance of including significant technologies-in-use askey qualitative research participants when studying today’s digitally enhancedlearning environments. We gather a set of eight heuristics to assist qualitativeresearchers in ‘interviewing’ technologies-in-use (or other relevant objects),drawing on concrete examples from our own qualitative research projects. Ourdiscussion is informed by Actor-Network Theory and hermeneuticphenomenology, as well as by the literatures of techno-science, media ecology,and the philosophy of technology.

Keywords
educational technology; phenomenology; Actor-Network Theory

Journal
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education: Volume 24, Issue 6

StatusPublished
Author(s)Adams, Catherine; Thompson, Terrie Lynn
Publication date30/11/2011
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/18614
PublisherTaylor and Francis
ISSN0951-8398
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