Usage of Cell Phones by Children: A Qualitative Research in Turkey

Banu Karsak 1 *

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The aim of this research is to specify the ways children use cell phones. The research has been conducted with the qualitative research method. The qualitative method, by definition, aims to "qualify" phenomena and studies. In-depth interview method, one of the most effective data collection techniques, was used and focus group discussions were held for this study. In addition, ethnographic observation studies at homes, as well as informal observation studies at schools were carried out with reference to previous research findings asserting that the ways children use cell phones and their daily lives should be studied as a whole.

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Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, Volume 6, Issue September 2016 - Special Issue, pp. 160-170

Published Online: 01 Sep 2016

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