Doing comparative research with children and young people

Sonia Livingstone, Dafna Lemish

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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To outline first the project design, we interviewed children and young people from 12 countries in Europe, from those just starting school at 6 years old to those coming to the end of their school career at 16 years old. Some live in rural surroundings, others in suburbs, others in city centers, and they come from households that vary considerably in income and social class. In all, we surveyed some 11,000 6 to 16-year-olds in four age bands (6-7, 9-10, 12-13, and 15-16 years).1 Where funding allowed, we surveyed them face-toface; many others completed questionnaires in their classrooms. Using qual- itative, in-depth interviewing, we interviewed several hundred more. Their willing, often enthusiastic, participation in our project and their readiness to answer our questions at length added to the quality of the material collect- ed. They were keen to contribute to a book about children and new media, and felt this addressed issues of importance to them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChildren and Their Changing Media Environment
Subtitle of host publicationA European Comparative Study
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781135661311
ISBN (Print)0805834990, 9780805834987
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)


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