Web Survey Bibliography
Title Ethnographic research on the experience of Japanese elderly people online
Author Kanayama, T.
Source New Media & Society, 5, 2, pp. 267-288
Access date 14.07.2004
Abstract Elderly people in Japan are becoming part of virtual communities. This article explores the online experience of such people, how they interact with others and how they construct social support relationships via computer-mediated communication (CMC). This ethnographic research, through participant observation and in-depth interviews, reveals that these elderly people enjoy interaction in a variety of language forms, ranging from haiku to emoticons, by combining traditional text-based Japanese culture with a new virtual culture, despite the limitations of text-based communication. Also, both the immediacy and asynchrony of CMC helps them to construct real human relationships in the virtual community, including social connectedness to others as well as supportive and companionship relationships. The elderly people could create a sense of greater propinquity by sharing their old stories and memories.
Access/Direct link EBSCOhost (abstract)
Year of publication2003
Bibliographic typeJournal article
Web Survey Bibliography - Japan (20)
- Tracking preference expression (DNT); 2012
- Selection bias of internet panel surveys: A comparison with a paper-based survey and national governmental...; 2012; Tsuboi, S. et al.
- Using Internet Survey to Evaluate the Effects of E-Government: The Case of Taiwan's Tax Return Filing...; 2012; Huang, T., Chung, P. L., Naiyi, H.
- Development of a Web-Based Survey for Monitoring Daily Health and its Application in an Epidemiological...; 2011; Sugiura, H., Ohkusa, Y., Akahane, M., Sano, T., Okabe, N., Imamura, T.
- Elaborate Item Count Questioning: Why Do People Underreport in Item Count Responses?; 2010; Hirai, Y., Tsuchiya, T.
- Propensity Score Adjustment for Web Survey of Voting Behavior: A Case in Japan; 2009; Kobayashi, T.
- A study of the properties of the item count technique; 2007; Tsuchiya, T., Hirai, Y., Ono, S.
- A Study on Technical and Cultural Differences in Survey Methodology Between Japan and the United States...; 2007; Matsumoto, W.
- The Dynamics of Happiness: Evidence from Daily Panel Data; 2007; Kimball, M. S., Tsutsui, Y., Ohtake, F.
- Self-orientation and group-orientation: Intercultural differences in attitudes toward personalized Web...; 2005; Wernher, I., Nerb, J.
- Can Internet Surveys be Used for Social Surveys? : Results of an Experimental Study; 2004; Honda, N., Motokawa, A.
- Development of web-based qualitative and quantitative data collection systems: Study on daily symptoms...; 2004; Kanzaki, H., Makimoto, K., Takemura, T., Ashida, N.
- Mode effects on data quality in mixed mode self-administered paper, on-line and e-mail panel; 2004; Stangl, A.
- Adjusting Responses in a Nonprobability Web Panel Survey by the Propensity Score-weighting; 2004; Yoshimura, O.
- Ethnographic research on the experience of Japanese elderly people online; 2003; Kanayama, T.
- Problems Confronting Japanese Marketing Research Industry: Report of Attitude Study Findings from Research...; 2002; Kobayashi, K.
- Japan Has 18 Million Internet Users; 20 Pct. Tried E-Commerce; 1999; Nikkei NetBusiness
- The Online Survey in Japan: An Evaluation of Emerging Methodologies; 1999; Ohsumi, N., Yoshimura, O.
- Effects of different types of images on the understanding of stories: basic research to develop Japanese...; 1999; Ikeda, N.
- PHS: Revolutionizing personal communication in Japan; 1996; Ishii, K.