Mapping media use by families
Professor Julian Sefton-Green
Chief Investigator and Connected Child Co-Leader
Dr Kate Mannell
Senior Professor Sue Bennett
Deputy Director and Connected Child Co-Leader
University of Wollongong
Professor Michael Dezuanni
Families play a critical role in the technology use of young children. To better understand this area, this project reviews how academic research has described, measured and conceptualised media and digital technology use in families. Through this review, the project will identify aspects of family media use that are in need of further research and indicate where new research approaches might develop our understanding of key issues. This research will lead to the design of new empirical studies that are targeted toward addressing gaps in current research.
- review how academic research has described, measured and conceptualised media and digital technology use in families
- design empirical studies that build on existing research in meaningful and impactful ways
The project will be completed in two stages. In the first stage, two scoping literature reviews will be undertaken: one Australian and one international. This will involve collecting and analysing a range of recently-published material, including academic research and industry and government reports.
The second stage will draw on the findings of these literature reviews to design empirical studies of media use by families.
TimeframeJune 2021 – December 2022
Dr Kate Mannell
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