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Title:“Alexa, where do babies come from?” Investigating children’s practices with intelligent personal assistants
Author(s):Radford, Marie; Floegel, Diana; Barriage, Sarah; Houli, Daniel
Subject(s):Intelligent personal assistants
Smart speakers
Qualitative methods
Research agenda
Content analysis
Human information behavior
Abstract:Intelligent Personal Assistants (IPAs) (including smart speakers like Alexa/Siri) are rapidly proliferating and are now available globally in ~80 countries. Library and Information Science (LIS) literature is only beginning to examine their impact, especially within the context of children and their learning, and to determine implications for LIS education. This paper reviews the current LIS literature on IPAs, presents results of an exploratory content analysis of customer reviews of Amazon’s Echo Dot Kids, and proposes a preliminary research agenda focused on children’s IPA use.
Issue Date:2019-09-24
Series/Report:Research methods
Social justice
User interfaces
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-08-23

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