Dataset: Kjønn og IKT i hverdagen (NOS), 2009


Undersøkelsen tar for seg forholdet mellom kjønn og bruken av IKT i hverdagen. Prosjektet undersøker i hvilken grad kjønn spiller en rolle i selve bruken av IKT, og hvilke ulike medieplattformer som faktisk blir brukt. Det blir samlet inn data som kan kartlegge offentlige diskurser i lokalsamfunn, og dermed tillater utforskning av etnografiske forskjeller, samtidig som man kan se på nordiske tendenser innen kjønnsforskjeller i bruken av IKT. Prosjektet deles overordnet inn i to tema; familier og unge kvinner.

This project will study discourses and practices of gender and ICT by looking at how the discourses of gender and ICT pertain to the everyday life practices of ICT and to investigate in what areas, how and to what extent gender plays a part in actual uses of ICT. The project will study variations at different levels or sites for such discourses and practices in a Nordic comparative and contemporary perspective. The choice of contrasts, in terms of countries and aspects to compare, are grounded in what prior research has established to be theoretically and practically central. The project will gather data that allow us to map public discourses, the discursively reported uses of people in specific local communities and to investigate ethnographically the actual practices of particular individuals and households. The project is theoretically grounded on a radical late-Wittgensteinian practice perspective that underlines the importance of contextualizing comparisons of practices. This theoretical perspective offers a way to grasp and analyze the diversity in gendering pointed to by post-structural theory without limiting it to a discursive or textual matter that is straining or free-floating, but rather by anchoring them to contexts where their resemblances and diversities are founded. The project consists of two themes – families (a context) and young females (a gender category) – four modules (public discourse, local discourses, ICT-practices and theorizing) and six sub-projects (see below). The design is empirically and theoretically a means to provide new knowledge with Nordic (and global) relevance – which can serve as tools for rectifying gender divides in ICT-use, and to contribute to new theoretical perspectives on the gender and ICT.


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Variable Groups

Full Title

Gender and ICT in everyday life (NOS), 2009

Identification Number


Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Helle-Valle, Jo SIFO


Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Helle-Valle, Jo SIFO


Copyright (C) 2009 Jo Helle-Valle, SIFO

Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
The Research Council of Norway RCN 212071

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
NSD - Norwegian Centre for Research Data NSD


Date: 2015-02-15


Original data from Jo Helle-Valle, SIFO, are documented and prepared, first NSD-version.

Bibliographic Citation

Gender and ICT in everyday life (NOS), 2009. Data collected by Jo Helle-Valle, SIFO. First NSD edition, Bergen 2015.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
2009-02-01 2013-12-01


Norway  (NO)

Unit of Analysis



Students from two secondary schools in Oslo

Kind of Data

Survey data

Time Method

Cross-sectional survey

Data Collector

Helle-Valle, Jo  (SIFO)

Sampling Procedure

Gross sample: 94
Net sample: 72

Mode of Data Collection

Paper/pencil questionnaire


Availability Status

NSD can in agreement with the Principal Investigator make data from "Gender and ICT in everyday life (NOS), 2009" available when ordered.

Extent of Collection

One data file; different formats can be made.


NSD can in agreement with the Principal Investigator make data from ”Gender and ICT in everyday life (NOS), 2009” available when ordered.

Citation Requirement

Users are obliged to refer to producer and distributor of the data by writing the following in forewords or footnotes in eventual publications:
"(Some of) the data applied in the analysis in this publication are based on "Gender and ICT in everyday life (NOS), 2009". The survey was financed by The Reasearch Council of Norway. The data are provided by Jo Helle-Valle, SIFO  and prepared and made available by NSD - Norwegian Centre for Research Data. Neither Jo Helle-Valle, SIFO, The Research Council of Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/interpretation of the data presented here.

Deposit Requirement

Access to data is given on the condition that NSD gets a PDF-file of eventual reports that are written on the basis of the data. This to ensure best possible information of the use of data we distribute.


Application for access to the data has to include name, institutional affiliation, project title, information about sources of financing and postal address. A declaration of secrecy has to be signed before delivery of data.


Neither Jo Helle-Valle, SIFO, The Research Council of Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/interpretation of the data presented here.

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