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ERIC Number: ED592348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1303-5134
Students' Views about Computer Use: Interviews with 8th Graders
Sahin, Sami; Alkan, Ayse
Online Submission, International Journal of Human Sciences v8 n1 p1413-1427 2011
We aimed to explore 8th grade students' computer use in this research. We carried out the research at Yasar Dogu Elementary School in Kavak, a district of Samsun province in Turkey. We implemented semi-structured interviews to collect the data. We selected our sample from among volunteers of 3 different classes, striving to select students with different characteristics. Our study group consisted of 3 girls and 4 boys. We recorded interviews with a video camera. We found that students have Internet access in the home; they learn to use computers from their family members and relatives; they think computers positively affect their social lives; they mostly use computers on recreational days; they mostly use computers for fun, although they also do homework and online assignments with computers and the Internet; they do not follow any electronic media or publications; and they think that only their mothers lack knowledge about computers among the family members.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A