FSD2965 Female Linux Users: Interviews 2010-2012

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  • Karvinen, Juho (University of Tampere)


computer literacy, computer programming, computers, equality between the sexes, women


The study focused on female users of the Linux operating system, their experiences of the system, and attitudes to and expectations of female users in the male-dominated Linux community. The data consist of nine interview transcripts. The interviewees were highly educated, 20-36 years old Finns and the interviews were carried out in ICR, Skype, Microsoft Messenger or Facebook. There is a related questionnaire survey on Linux user perspectives (see FSD2964).

Background variables included the participant's economic activity, IT-related education, and whether had computer gaming as a hobby, had used computers as a child, and had contacts with the Linux community.

The dataset is only available in Finnish.

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