Theorie und Praxis - Theoretical and Practical Dimensions
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Methodology and Methods of Children’s Computer-based Culture Educational Discourse Research 221
Audron Juodaityt, Erika Šaparnyt Methodology and Methods of Children’s Computer-based Culture Educational Discourse Research The article analyses the discourse of contemporary children‘s computer-based culture (children-adults) in the context of experiential knowledge and reveals how to understand the meanings of children‘s computer-based culture educa- tional discourse applying the theoretical ideas of the construction of social real- ity by L.P. Berger and T. Luckmann (1995). There is an explanation of how em- pirical research methodology is prepared on the ground of this theory and how it becomes a grounded theory of the research. The research design of children’s computer-based culture educational discourse is revealed. It is constructed ap- plying the strategy of qualitative and quantitative research tune, when the quali- tative research plays a major role and a quantitative is only supplementary. There is a description of one of the qualitative research methods – free essay of children, its application possibilities and conditions. It is revealed how the data of a qualitative research is collected and how the data analysis model is prepared with reference to the essay. Key words: children, computer-based culture, educational discourse, construc- tion of social reality, methodology. Introduction Under the circumstances of information society spread, a computer has become not only a child’s work tool but also means of communication and leisure, part of home, which changes the manner of people’s activity and traditional lifestyle. Scientists (Hutchby, Moran-Ellis, 2001) make a conclusion that contemporary children are especially receptive to various technologies – from television to internet, from video...
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