Chapter 13

Conflict in Families as an Ethical and Methodological Consideration

Svetlana Yarosh     Computer Science & Engineering Department, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA


Families are composed of a collection of individuals, each with his or her own motivations, preferences, and goals. I conducted a series of mixed-methods investigations of parent-child communication—a context where these conflicts are frequently brought to the forefront. I describe my semi-structured interview studies with children and parents, as well as an investigation of a field deployment of a communication system evaluated using interviews, questionnaires, and video logging. I share my insight on conflict in the home and its potential role in shaping ...

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