Research, methodology, new information & communication technologies, family


This paper presents some reflections on the methodological issues raised by contemporary research on the appropriation and daily uses of communication and information technologies. The authors argue the need for links between theoretical frameworks, hypothesis and methodological tools, suggesting that methodological matters are never «pure» methodological queries insofar as they reflect the researcher’s commitment to a broader level of theoretical perspectives. The purpose of the study was to focus on the subjective construction of the meaning people give to technologies and their uses in an everyday-life context. This paper discusses the methodological strategies that we-re used in the design of the study.


BERTOLINI, P. (Ed.) (1999): Navigando nel cyberspazio. Ricerca sui rapporti tra Infanzia e Internet. Milano, Rizzoli.

Link Google Scholar

CARONIA, L. (2001): «Connecting parents and children: Internet as a relationship building activity», en Encyclopaideia, 10; 51-63

Link Google Scholar

CARONIA, L. (En prensa): La socializzazione ai media. Contesti, interazioni e pratiche educative. Milan, Guerini.

Link Google Scholar

CASETTI, F. (Ed.) (1995): L`ospite fisso. Televisione e mass media nelle famig18lie italiane. Torino, San Paolo.

Link Google Scholar

DURANTI, A. (1992): Etnografia del parlare quotidiano. Roma, NIS.

Link Google Scholar

LIVINGSTONE, S. (1998): «Mediated childhoods. A comparative Approach to young people’s changing Media environment in Europe », en European Journal of Communication, 13, 4; 435-55.

Link Google Scholar

LIVINGSTONE, S. (1999): «Les jeunes et les nouveaux médias. Sur la leçon à tirer de la télévision pour le PC», en Réseaux, 92-93; 103-32.

Link Google Scholar

MORLEY, D. (1992):Television, audience and cultural studies. London, Routledge.

Link Google Scholar

RABINOW, P. y SULLIVAN, M. (Eds.) (1987): Interpretive social sciences. A second look. Berkeley, University of California Press.

Link Google Scholar

SILVERSTONE, R. (1994): Television and everyday life. London, Routledge.

Link Google Scholar


This work has no financial support


Technical information


Metrics of this article

Views: 20553

Abstract readings: 17429

PDF downloads: 3124

Full metrics of Comunicar 18

Views: 728773

Abstract readings: 623022

PDF downloads: 105751

Cited by

Cites in Web of Science

Currently there are no citations to this document

Cites in Scopus

Currently there are no citations to this document

Cites in Google Scholar

Currently there are no citations to this document


Alternative metrics

How to cite

Caronia, L., & Caron, A. (2002). Investigando sobre los medios: una reflexión sobre la metodología. Comunicar, 18, 15-19.



Oxbridge Publishing House

4 White House Way

B91 1SE Sollihul United Kingdom


Editorial office

Creative Commons

This website uses cookies to obtain statistical data on the navigation of its users. If you continue to browse we consider that you accept its use. +info X