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Läsning av skönlitterära e-böcker: Kvalitativa intervjuer med vuxna läsare
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Fiction e-book reading : Qualitative interviews with adult readers (English)
Abstract [en]

This bachelor thesis studies adults’ reading of fiction e-books. The study emphasizes on the users’ reflections on their reading and their experience with e-books. The aim is to find out how the users read an e-book, how they experience the e-book and the e-book reading and what might be the reasons behind the users’ choice of an e-book instead of a printed book.The empirical data for the study comprises of qualitative interviews with six adult readers of fiction e-books. To analyze the result a content analysis was used. The theory is based upon materiality and modality, two concepts which are part of what is referred to as the four M’s of reading.The results of the study indicate that the users choose to read e-books for various reasons and in various ways. Most users prefer the e-book when traveling. They like the e-book for its accessibility and portability. Only a few users prefer the printed book over the e-book, but most users express a preference for the e-book for reasons concerning its convenient size and functionality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kandidatuppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Institutionen Bibliotekshögskolan, 2015:6
Keyword [sv]
e-böcker, användare, läsning, upplevelser, skönlitteratur, vuxna, kvalitativ intervju
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Information Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-828OAI: diva2:857674
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-10-07 Created: 2015-09-29 Last updated: 2015-10-07Bibliographically approved

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