Last week, we started our fieldwork, involving visiting the homes of people living in Sydney and talking to them about their digital technology use and the personal data generated by their use. We video-tape the visits for use in later analysis and write a detailed case study for each home visit. To prepare us for… Read more
The first publication from the ‘Living with Personal Data’ project, entitled ‘Towards more-than-human digital data studies: developing research-creation method‘ (authored by Deborah Lupton and Ash Watson) has now been published in Qualitative Research. In this article, we discuss various creative methods we experimented with in developing the approaches we wanted to use in the project.… Read more
Innovative and creative methods for researching people’s use and understandings of their data – a resource list
In our Living with Personal Data project, we are experimenting with innovative and creative methods for researching how people use and make sense of their personal digital data. We have put together a resource list of methods used by other researchers as well as those we have experimented with thus far. Human-computer interaction and design… Read more
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Living with Personal Data: Australians’ Understandings and Practices is a two-year project funded by the Australian Research Council beginning in 2019. The project takes a sociological approach to investigating how Australians across a wide range of social groups are living with and through their personal digital data – the digitised information that is generated when they go online, use mobile devices and apps, smart home technologies or move around in public spaces embedded with digital sensors.