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Kids onlineOpportunities and risks for children$
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Sonia Livingstone and Leslie Haddon

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847424396

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847424396.001.0001

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Opportunities and pitfalls of cross-national research

Opportunities and pitfalls of cross-national research

(p.41) four Opportunities and pitfalls of cross-national research
Kids online

Uwe Hasebrink

Kjartan Ólafsson

Václav Štětka

Policy Press

This chapter addresses some of the key theoretical and methodological questions related to cross-national comparative research, focusing on the research field of (new) media and communication technologies. Following their presentation and some critical reflections in the first part of the chapter, these methodological considerations are applied to the topic of children's online behaviour and online risks and opportunities, taking the research conducted within the European Union (EU) Kids Online project as a concrete empirical example.

Keywords:   comparative research, media, communications technologies, online behaviour, online risks, children, EU Kids Online

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