Popular fiction 1984-1985

SND-ID: SND 0130

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Gunnar Hansson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Comparative Literature

Arne Fredholm - University of Gothenburg, Department of Comparative Literature

Description

Interviews have been made with persons who have visited shops for used popular fiction. The first interview contains questions on reading, other media habits and some background factors. After this the interviewed person was given the task to read a special book with popular fiction and after this to be interviewed again. As thanks for participation the interviewed person received ten books, six of them popular fiction. After some time a follow-up interview was made over telephone where among other things was asked which of the ten books had been read and what the opinion of them was.

Language

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Funding

  • Funding agency: Swedish Council for Research in the Humanitie and Social Sciences
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method

Unit of analysis

Population

Individuals visiting shops for used popular fiction

Time Method

Time period(s) investigated

1984-01-01–1985-01-01

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Topic and keywords

Subject area

Media, Leisure, tourism and sport (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Humanities and the Arts, General Literary studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Keywords

book use

Publications

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Hansson, G. (1987) Läsning av populärfiktion. In Carlsson, U. (ed.), Forskning om populärkultur, Göteborg: NORDICOM-Sverige.

Hansson, G. (1990) Not a day without a book. On the reading of popular fiction. SPIEL: Siegener Periodicum zur Internationalen Empirischen Literaturwissenschaft, Jg. 9.

Hansson, G. (1988) Inte en dag utan en bok. Om läsning av populärfiktion, Linköping Studies in Arts and Science 30. Linköping: Tema Kommunikation. ISBN: 9178703999
Libris
ISBN: 9789178703999

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Dataset
Popular fiction 1984-1985

Associated documentation

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Gunnar Hansson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Comparative Literature

Arne Fredholm - University of Gothenburg, Department of Comparative Literature

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1984–1985
  • Data collector: University of Gothenburg, Department of Comparative Literature
  • Source of the data: Population group

Variables

300

Number of individuals/objects

96

Published: 1986-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06