Dataset: Screen Tablets and Language Stimulation in Kindergartens: Developing Tools to Assess the Effect of Tablet Screens on Linguistic Development, 2015

Abstract

Kindergartens experience increasing expectations to introduce digital technology, and are increasingly making use of digital technologies in different activities. The kindergartens are crucial arenas for children's language development. Children learn languages first and foremost by using language in social situations, and through direct engagement in different language activities. Especially important are the ways that adults encourage children to take part in linguistic activities through structural methods like dialogic reading. With screen tablets (iPad) we have got a number of picture book apps and especially adapted digital stories. However, there is not much research on whether qualities of digital technologies take care of or undermine the language stimulating effect of reading activities. Digital technologies have other material and technical characteristics than the book; the iPad screen radiates light and we handle tablets and books differently when we turn pages and point. Therefore a very interesting question is how different technology affordances affect linguistic interaction under dialogical reading.  

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Variable Groups

Full Title

Screen Tablets and Language Stimulation in Kindergartens: Developing Tools to Assess the Effect of Tablet Screens on Linguistic Development, 2015

Identification Number

NSD2330

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Mangen, Anne The National Centre for Reading Education and Research, University of Stavanger

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Mangen, Anne The National Centre for Reading Education and Research, University of Stavanger UiS Principal Investigator

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2015 Anne Mangen, The National Centre for Reading Education and Research, UiS

Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
The Research Council of Norway RCN 238046

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data NSD

Version

Date: 2016-07-05

Notes

Original data from Anne Mangen, The National Centre for Reading Education and Research, University of Stavanger are documented and prepared, first NSD-version.

Bibliographic Citation

"Screen Tablets and Language Stimulation in Kindergartens: Developing Tools to Assess the Effect of Tablet Screens on Linguistic Development, 2015". Data collected by Anne Mangen, The National Centre for Reading Education and Research, University of Stavanger. First NSD edition, Bergen 2016.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
2014-05 2015-05

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
2015-04-01 2015-05-01

Country

Norway  (NO)

Geographic Coverage

Country

Geographic Unit

Municipality

Unit of Analysis

Group

Universe

Children aged 3-5 years attending one day-care institution (every group includes one adult).

Kind of Data

Textual data

Time Method

Cross-sectional survey

Data Collector

Mangen, Anne, The National Centre for Reading Education and Research, University of Stavanger  (UiS)

Sampling Procedure

The sample includes children (in groups of 4-6) aged 3-5 years attending one day-care institution (every group includes one adult).
Gross sample: 25
Net sample: 25

Mode of Data Collection

Other

Location

Availability Status

NSD can make data from "Screen Tablets and Language Stimulation in Kindergartens: Developing Tools to Assess the Effect of Tablet Screens on Linguistic Development, 2015" available. The data will be available for research purposes when ordered.

Extent of Collection

One data file; different formats can be made.

Restrictions

NSD can make data from "Screen Tablets and Language Stimulation in Kindergartens: Developing Tools to Assess the Effect of Tablet Screens on Linguistic Development, 2015" available. The data will be available for research purposes 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 “Screen Tablets and Language Stimulation in Kindergartens: Developing Tools to Assess the Effect of Tablet Screens on Linguistic Development, 2015”. The data are provided by Anne Mangen, The National Centre for Reading Education and Research, University of Stavanger, and prepared and made available by NSD - Norwegian Centre for Research Data. Neither Anne Mangen, The National Centre for Reading Education and Research, University of Stavanger nor NSD are responsible for the analyses/interpretation of the data presented here.”

Deposit Requirement

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Conditions

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Disclaimer

Neither Anne Mangen, The National Centre for Reading Education and Research, University of Stavanger nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/ interpretation of the data presented here.

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