Socio-material directions for developing empirical research on children’s e-reading: A systematic review and thematic synthesis of the literature across disciplines

Published on Mar 1, 2021in Journal of Early Childhood Literacy
· DOI :10.1177/1468798418824364
Natalia Kucirkova16
Estimated H-index: 16
(University of Stavanger)
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This review integrates literature on cross-disciplinary quantitative and qualitative studies related to children’s reading on screen published between January 2016 and September 2017, with a focus ...
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