Reading Digital Fiction Digital Fiction App Study


These data were collected between February 2016 and May 2017 in Sheffield, Huddersfield, and Nottingham as part of the Reading Digital Fiction. 5 reading groups (with a total of 20 participants) participated in the study. The data collection consisted of audio-recorded discussions of a piece of digital fiction which participants had experienced before the discussion. The digital fiction was an app called Karen by Blast Theory (2015). A researcher was not present at the discussion. The participants were told the researchers were interested in their responses to the general areas of: the story, the characters, their relationship to the characters, the technology on which the story was experienced, and anything else they wanted to discuss. The transcripts are anonymized transcriptions of five discussion groups.

Keywords: digital fiction; empirical research; stylistics; immersion; reader response; fictionality; ontology; apps
Academic units: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) > Academic Departments > Department of Humanities
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) > Research Centres > Humanities Research Centre (HRC)
Funder NameGrant NumberFunder ID
Arts and Humanities Research CouncilAH/K004174/1
Publisher of the data: SHU Research Data Archive (SHURDA)
Publication date: 21 September 2017
Data last accessed: 11 January 2024


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