Show notes

Carolyn Wilson-Nash together with Julie Tinson, both from Stirling University, published a research paper entitled ‘I am the master of my fate’: digital technology paradoxes and the coping strategies of older consumers.

Carolyn joins us to talk more about her research and the impact technology has on older people’s lives.

We discuss what we mean by “older adults” and how age groupings, naming them, and “cut-offs” are contentious. Carolyn explains technological paradoxes and takes us through the 6 paradoxes of technology surfaced in her research and some of the coping strategies that people adopt.

(Listening time: 46 minutes, transcript)

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