Discovery Texting

Discovery Texting - Discovery Process For the discovery...

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Discovery Process For the discovery phase, I interviewed six adolescents from the age of 14 through the age of 20. I interviewed teenagers because I wanted to know what they themselves thought about the trend, texting, and how their responses and thoughts compared or contrasted to the information that I gathered from researchers and adults. I wanted to discover if the teenagers’ perception of texting was accurate to the information that I studied. I also wanted to see how the different ages would affect the teenager’s reasons for texting and their thoughts about texting, so I asked these teens questions regarding the use of text messaging. The first question that I asked was, “Do you text people more than you call people and why?” The responses to the first part of the question were unanimous regardless of age: Everyone confessed that they text more than they call. This overall response corresponded with the information that I found while researching the topic of texting, where researchers and critics said that teenagers send about 80 text messages a day. For the second part of the question, four out of the six interviewees said they texted more than they called because it’s convenient. They elaborated by saying that you can hold a conversation with multiple people at one time and if you are unaware of what someone is doing, then you can send them a text message, which allows them to answer when it is convenient for them. Another person elaborated by saying that it is rude to talk on the phone in a doctor’s office or in a library, but it is socially accepted to text. The other two interviewees answered the second part of the question with the response that they text more than they call because they feel awkward talking on the phone. After asking the second part
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course EDUCATION 819 taught by Professor Polchinski during the Spring '11 term at Temple.

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