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Research Highlight Series

146: Ofcom Adults: Media Use and Attitudes – Highlights from Ofcom’s 2018 Research 2

Critical Research/Ofcom (May 2019)

A summary of the results of Ofcom’s Adults’ Media Literacy Tracker, a large-scale quantitative survey based on in-home interviews with adults aged 16 and over (N = 1,882), conducted between September and November 2018. The report also draws on data from the Ofcom 2019 Technology Tracker survey. This quantitative study interviewed 3,909 adults aged 16 and over between January and February 2019. These studies examine the media environment for adults in the UK and provides evidence on how media use, attitudes and understanding have changed over time among this group.

145: Ofcom Adults: Media Use and Attitudes – Highlights from Ofcom’s 2018 Research 1

Critical Research/Ofcom (May 2019)

A summary of the results of Ofcom’s Adults’ Media Literacy Tracker, a large-scale quantitative survey based on in-home interviews with adults aged 16 and over (N = 1,882), conducted between September and November 2018. The report also draws on data from the Ofcom 2019 Technology Tracker survey. This quantitative study interviewed 3,909 adults aged 16 and over between January and February 2019. These studies examine the media environment for adults in the UK and provides evidence on how media use, attitudes and understanding have changed over time among this group.

144: Ofcom Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes – Highlights from Ofcom’s 2018 Research 2

Critical Research/Ofcom​ (June 2018)

A summary of the results of the Ofcom Children’s Media Literacy Tracker, a large-scale quantitative survey based on in-home interviews with children aged 5-15 and their parents/carers, and with parents/carers of children aged 3-4 (N = 2060) conducted between April-June 2018. The report also draws on a complementary online news study with 1001 12-15 years olds conducted in two waves; November/December 2017 and March/April 2018.

143: Ofcom Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes – Highlights from Ofcom’s 2018 Research 1

Critical Research/Ofcom (June 2018)

A summary of the results of the Ofcom Children’s Media Literacy Tracker, a large-scale quantitative survey based on in-home interviews with children aged 5-15 and their parents/carers, and with parents/carers of children aged 3-4 (N = 2060) conducted between April-June 2018. The report also draws on a complementary online news study with 1001 12-15 years olds conducted in two waves; November/December 2017 and March/April 2018.

 

142: Tackling Gaming Addiction in the UK

Daria Kuss (Nottingham Trent University) (March, 2019)

A summary of the key findings from a report examining how the addictive nature of some technologies can affect users’ engagement with gaming and social media, particularly amongst younger people. It was written as a response to the inquiry of the UK Parliament’s Select Committee on Digital, Culture, Media and Sport into Immersive and Addictive Technologies.

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