Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Social Sciences Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Interviewing objects: Including educational technologies as qualitative research participants
Author(s): Adams, Catherine
Thompson, Terrie Lynn
Contact Email:
Keywords: educational technology
Actor-Network Theory
Issue Date: Nov-2011
Date Deposited: 17-Feb-2014
Citation: Adams C & Thompson TL (2011) Interviewing objects: Including educational technologies as qualitative research participants. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 24 (6), pp. 733-750.
Abstract: This article argues the importance of including significant technologies-in-use askey qualitative research participants when studying today’s digitally enhancedlearning environments. We gather a set of eight heuristics to assist qualitativeresearchers in ‘interviewing’ technologies-in-use (or other relevant objects),drawing on concrete examples from our own qualitative research projects. Ourdiscussion is informed by Actor-Network Theory and hermeneuticphenomenology, as well as by the literatures of techno-science, media ecology,and the philosophy of technology.
DOI Link: 10.1080/09518398.2010.529849
Rights: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education Volume 24, Issue 6, 2011, pp. 733-750 copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at:

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
adams thompson_2011_QSE_STORRE.pdfFulltext - Accepted Version250.23 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is protected by original copyright

Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

The metadata of the records in the Repository are available under the CC0 public domain dedication: No Rights Reserved

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.