Elsewhere I highlighted the methodological problems with Grown Up Digital. Surprisingly, despite being the work of two academics, Born Digital provides us with even fewer methodological details. So, it may well be based on sound research, but all we are told about the research that informs the book is contained in two paragraphs:
- They conducted a series of focus groups and interviews of young people.
- They held 100 converstaions with young people from around the world about the technologies they use, their online identities and their views on privacy and safety.
- They held conversations with about 150 informants.