Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Rauniomaa, Mirka
Organisation OY
Project title
Back behind the wheel: Social-interactional perspectives on older drivers and driver education
Decision No. 251757
Decision date 06.05.2011
Funding period 01.09.2011 - 31.08.2014
Funding 259 502
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Project description
The project provided social-interactional perspectives on the study of older drivers and driver training. The observations and findings were based on detailed analyses of video-recordings of situations in which older drivers who have a driving licence but rarely drive participated in voluntary training in real traffic in real time. By drawing mainly on ethnomethodological conversation analysis, the project considered how older drivers conduct themselves, in interaction with their co-participants, in the complex, confined space of a moving car. The project explored the following three research themes: 1) ageing and interaction, 2) older drivers' use of car technology and 3) learning at older age.