Children’s digital literature

In this video, Aline Frederico, from the Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), discusses empirical methods for researching children’s digital literature and young children’s meaning-making with this literature. 

Aline argues for the need to include the reader as an essential aspect of the digital interactive literary texts and presents the methods of data collection (observations, drawings and puppet theater), data analysis (data logging, viewing data, multimodal transcription, thematic coding and thematic networks) and reporting data (multimodal transcription) that she used in her research.

Works cited:

Attride-Stirling, J. (2001). Thematic networks: An analytic tool for qualitative research. Qualitative Research, 1(3), 385- 405.

Bezemer, J. (2014). Multimodal transcription: A case study. In S. Norris & C. D. Maier (Eds.), Interactions, images and texts: A reader in multimodality (pp. 155–170). Boston; Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

Bezemer, J., & Jewitt, C. (2010). Multimodal analysis: Key issues. In L. Litosseliti (Ed.), Research methods in linguistics (pp. 180–197). London: Continuum.

Norris, S. (2004). Analyzing multimodal interaction: A methodological framework. NewYork: Routledge.

Frederico, A. Embodiment and agency in digital reading: Preschoolers making meaning withliterary apps. 2018. (PhD thesis) – Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.


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