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Conducting empirical research with older people

Minocha, Shailey; Hartnett, Elizabeth; Dunn, Kathryn; Evans, Shirley; Heap, Tania; Middup, Christopher Paul; Murphy, Brendan and Roberts, Dave (2013). Conducting empirical research with older people. In: Designing for- and with - vulnerable people, 27 April 2013, Paris, France.

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We are investigating the role of online communities on the quality of life and wellbeing of people aged 65 years and over. We have conducted workshops and one-to- one semi-structured interviews, and have had free- flowing informal exchanges with our participants who have shared stories and incidents with us. In this paper, we discuss the challenges and opportunities of conducting empirical research with older people.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 The Authors
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Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetFaculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology, The Open University, UK
Extra Information: Workshop at the The ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI 2013, 27 April- 2 May 2013
Keywords: ageing; conducting research with older people; digital by default; elderly; older people; online communities; senior citizens; service users; social connectedness; social interactions; social networking
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
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Item ID: 36592
Depositing User: Shailey Minocha
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2013 09:37
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2017 10:32
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