Qualitative and Visual Methodologies in the Study of Digital Parenting: Methodological challenges

Authors

  • Alexandra Maria Barradas Batista Universidade de Évora, Portugal
  • Rosalina Pisco Costa Universidade de Évora e CICS.NOVA, Portugal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36367/ntqr.9.2021.286-292

Keywords:

Popular Culture, Methods, Family Relationships, Socialization, Information and Communication Technologies

Abstract

This text anticipates and critically reflects upon a set of a methodological and epistemological obstacles in the broader context of a research project aimed at understanding how the uses that parents and children make of information and communication technology (ICT) shape the social construction around competent parenting. Inspired by the recent widespread use of technological devices and software, which enable and facilitate communication at a distance, this research aims to unveil the experience of digital parenting, in a qualitative, intensive, and in-depth approach. Through semi-structured interviews and collecting family stories (episodes), participants will be invited to share with the researcher different segments of network interaction (e.g.: WhatsApp, Facebook), that help to illustrate, expand or counter the experiences narrated as socially significant.

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Published

2021-07-08

How to Cite

Alexandra Maria Barradas Batista, & Rosalina Pisco Costa. (2021). Qualitative and Visual Methodologies in the Study of Digital Parenting: Methodological challenges. New Trends in Qualitative Research, 9, 286–292. https://doi.org/10.36367/ntqr.9.2021.286-292