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Gendered interviewing?: A comparison of online and face-to-face interviews
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7214-1716
2007 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In all interview situations there is a power imbalance in that the interviewer sets the agenda and takes control. When interviewing children the power imbalance between adult and child also has to be taken into consideration. The atmosphere and setting are important factors for the outcome of the interviews; the amount of data as well as the validity. This paper is based on experiences from two different research projects in which both online and face-to-face (f2f) interviews were used, and it discusses what different media can mean to the respondents.

The interviewees were between 11 and 16 years old. The analyses were made from transcripts of 11 online interviews and 13 face-to-face interviews. The flow of the dialogue and the amount of words used has been analysed.

There was a difference in how much the interviewees expressed themselves. Overall, the answers were longer in f2f interviews, but in f2f interviews the boys had the longest answers, and in the online interviews the girls wrote the longest answers. A difference in the intensity of questions from the researcher could be noted.

Could it be that boys generally are more used to spoken language and feel more comfortable in an interview situation where they can express themselves orally? Could it be that girls are more used to being quiet and have adopted the possibility to express themselves in written text? Can we find ways of exploiting this?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007.
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Pedagogy
Research subject
Education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-19735OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-19735DiVA: diva2:593386
Conference
ECER 2007
Projects
Barn och ungdom i virtuella miljöer
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