Research Paradigms Television And Social Behaviour

Author: Joy Keiko Asamen
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 076190655X
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This book provides an understanding of television research from both the quantitative and qualitative perspectives. It systematically analyzes the various research paradigms used in the study of televison, and focuses on the integration of quantitative and qualitative methodologies as a means for understanding the complexities associated with this medium. The information is presented in a straightforward and engaging style, and concrete step-by-step examples of how to conduct major research and evaluation projects are provided.

Handbook Of Children And The Media

Author: Dorothy G. Singer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761919551
Size: 67.33 MB
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Now available in paperback the Handbook of Children and the Media is the first comprehensive analysis of the field for students, scholars, and policy makers. It brings together an interdisciplinary group of the best-known scholars from around the world to summarize the current scope of research on children and the media, suggest directions for future research, and underscore policy and practical implications. In addition to the `traditional' media of television, film, and advertising, `new media' such as the Internet and video games are also included. The Handbook is primarily a reference work for researchers, teachers, and students in communication, psychology, family studies, education, sociology, public policy and other related fields, but will also serve as a valuable resource for policy makers, media professionals and activists.

Television And Social Behavior

Author: Stephen B. Withey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135018790
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This book, published originally in 1980, addressed the needs for a profile of televised violence which considered the advantages and disadvantages of various measures and for a furthering of research directions beyond the then-popular emphasis on children. The Committee on Television and Social Behavior was formed in1972 and stimulated new research in order to provide a multidimensional profile of the social effects of television programming. Chapters here look at the effect of television on adults as well as children, particularly special audiences such as the elderly and minority groups. An excellent summary of the various conceptual, substantive and methodological issues around television’s influence.

Media Violence And Children

Author: Douglas A. Gentile
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275979560
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Presents a collection of essays on the role media violence plays in a child's development and behavior.

Awakening Children S Minds

Author: Laura E. Berk
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199728623
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Parents and teachers today face a swirl of conflicting theories about child rearing and educational practice. Indeed, current guides are contradictory, oversimplified, and at odds with current scientific knowledge. Now, in Awakening Children's Minds, Laura Berk cuts through the confusion of competing theories, offering a new way of thinking about the roles of parents and teachers and how they can make a difference in children's lives. This is the first book to bring to a general audience, in lucid prose richly laced with examples, truly state-of-the-art thinking about child rearing and early education. Berk's central message is that parents and teachers contribute profoundly to the development of competent, caring, well-adjusted children. In particular, she argues that adult-child communication in shared activities is the wellspring of psychological development. These dialogues enhance language skills, reasoning ability, problem-solving strategies, the capacity to bring action under the control of thought, and the child's cultural and moral values. Berk explains how children weave the voices of more expert cultural members into dialogues with themselves. When puzzling, difficult, or stressful circumstances arise, children call on this private speech to guide and control their thinking and behavior. In addition to providing clear roles for parents and teachers, Berk also offers concrete suggestions for creating and evaluating quality educational environments--at home, in child care, in preschool, and in primary school--and addresses the unique challenges of helping children with special needs. Parents, Berk writes, need a consistent way of thinking about their role in children's lives, one that can guide them in making effective child-rearing decisions. Awakening Children's Minds gives us the basic guidance we need to raise caring, thoughtful, intelligent children.

Screen Time

Author: Lisa Guernsey
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 046503134X
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As a mother, Lisa Guernsey wondered about the influence of television on her two young daughters. As a reporter, she resolved to find out. What she first encountered was tired advice, sensationalized research claims, and a rather draconian mandate from the American Academy of Pediatrics: no TV at all before the age of two. But like many parents, she wanted straight answers and realistic advice, so she kept digging: she visited infant-perception labs and child development centers around the country. She interviewed scores of parents, psychologists, cognitive scientists, and media researchers, as well as programming executives at Noggin, Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, and PBS. Much of what she found flies in the face of conventional wisdom and led her to conclude that new parents will be best served by focusing on “the three C’s”: content, context, and the individual child. Advocating a new approach to television and DVDs, Guernsey focuses on infants to five-year-olds and goes beyond the headlines to explore what exactly is “educational” about educational media. She examines how play and language development are affected by background and foreground television and how to choose videos that are age-appropriate. She explains how to avoid the hype of “brain stimulation” and focus instead on social relationships and the building blocks of language and literacy. Along the way, Guernsey highlights independent research on shows ranging from Dora the Explorer to Dragon Tales, and distills some surprising new findings in the field of child development. Into the Minds of Babes is a fascinating book that points out how little credible research exists to support the AAP’s dire recommendation. Parents, teachers, and psychologists will be relieved to learn positive approaches to using videos with young children and will be empowered to make their own informed choices.

Modeling Behavior From Images Of Reality In Television Narratives

Author: Tony Russell DeMars
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: 9780773476745
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The study shows that television narratives have the ability to create meanings which reinforce or refute dominant ideas and myths of the society. Examines such shows as Beavis and Butt-Head; Family Matters; Home Improvement; Jenny Jones; Married With Children; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers; Oprah; Roseanne; Sally Jesse Raphael; South Park, and The Simpsons.

Beyond Agendas

Author: Southwestern Bell Foundation
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
ISBN:
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This interdisciplinary overview of communication research by foremost scholars explores new directions in the light of profound social, economic, and technological change.

Handbook Of Spatial Research Paradigms And Methodologies

Author: Nigel Foreman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135816395
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Spatial cognition is a broad field of enquiry, emerging from a wide range of disciplines and incorporating a wide variety of paradigms that have been employed with human and animal subjects. This volume is part of a two- volume handbook reviewing the major paradigms used in each of the contributors' research areas.; This volume considers the issues of neurophysiological aspects of spatial cognition, the assessment of cognitive spatial deficits arising from neural damage in humans and animals, and the observation of spatial behaviours in animals in their natural habitats.; This handbook should be of interest to new and old students alike. The student new to spatial research can be brought up-to- speed with a particular range of techniques, made aware of the background and pitfalls of particular approaches, and directed toward useful sources. For seasoned researchers, the handbook provides a rapid scan of the available tools that they might wish to consider as alternatives when wishing to answer a particular "spatial" research problem.

Business And Management Research

Author: Erica Hallebone
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137110783
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Business and Management Research combines the philosophy and practicalities of research into one accessible volume. Three popular approaches are demonstrated through case studies and reliable mental models, providing readers with applied knowledge - a crucial advantage when undertaking high profile projects. Key Features: • Detailed graphics, life-cycle illustrations and 'helicopter' treatment of key ideas make this the ideal starting point to a research project • Case studies demonstrate the concepts and methodologies of research • Strong focus on methodology, a central aspect of successful research design