Employing creative research methods with tweens in Estonia and Sweden: Reflections on a case-study on multimodal virtual identity constructions
2012 (English)In: Journal of technology in human services, ISSN 1522-8835, Vol. 30, 250-261 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this article we discuss our experiences from setting up workshops, inspired by creative research methods (Gauntlett, 2005, 2007), on the theme of construction of online identities by young people (aged 13–14 years) in Estonia and in Sweden. Our primary focus is on the opportunities and possible challenges involved when using creative research methods to study the identity construction process of young people by engaging them in participatory, creative activities. Our experiences indicate that such an approach can be especially beneficial when working with young people, as it enabled us to observe the actual construction and usage of gender codes and norms, both in the offline peer group context and in an online setting.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 30, 250-261 p.
creative research methods, gender, tweens, identity, social networking sites
Research subject Man-Machine-Interaction (MMI)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-85413DOI: 10.1080/15228835.2012.745355OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-85413DiVA: diva2:583675