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Title:Parent-Child Dialogues and Artifact Control Behavior in Computer vs. Non-Computer Mediated Parental Interactions
Author(s):Xiao, Lu; Cai, Tingting; Eastmure, Vanessa
Subject(s):digital youth
human information behavior
human-computer interaction
Abstract:The importance of parent-child dialogues in child development has been widely recognized. Also acknowledged in the literature is that an artifact in an activity mediates and influences the activity’s objective. Yet previous studies have not examined the relationships between the types of the parent-child activities and their behavior with respect to engaging in a dialogue and controlling the artifact. Addressing this research gap, we analyzed the videos of five math and design activities that eight parent-child groups participated over one month period of time. Our results reveal that the type of activities did not influence the frequency of group members’ having a dialogue in an activity, but affected the length of a dialogue. Specifically, the length of a group’s dialogue was much longer in the math activities Also, each member controlled artifact(s) more often in math activities. While the children controlled the artifact(s) longer in the design activities than in the math activities, it was the opposite pattern in the parents’ case.
Issue Date:2015-03-15
Series/Report:iConference 2015 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-03-24

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