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Communication outside the humanities in media 'effect' research

Rutherford, Leonie 2009, Communication outside the humanities in media 'effect' research, International journal of the humanities, vol. 6, no. 9, pp. 133-142.

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Title Communication outside the humanities in media 'effect' research
Author(s) Rutherford, Leonie
Journal name International journal of the humanities
Volume number 6
Issue number 9
Start page 133
End page 142
Total pages 10
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Place of publication Altona, Vic.
Publication date 2009
ISSN 1447-9508
1447-9559
Keyword(s) children
media effects
multidisciplinary research
research methods
childhood obesity
violence and media
evidence-based research
federal government
Australia
media
cultural studies
communication studies
psychology
policy studies
public health
medicine
Summary This paper draws on the case study of a recent review of research literature on the influences (harms and benefits) on children and families of electronic media content and usage, undertaken on behalf of a Federal regulatory body (Australian Communications and Media Authority) by a multidisciplinary research team. Recent critiques of psychological studies of children and media have challenged the positivist social sciences to look outside of their own disciplinary warrants and to fully answer cultural studies critiques of ‘media effects’ research. Making connections outside the humanities in this case study involved making the rationales of communications and cultural studies methodologies available to those policy makers who normally may not consider such findings to be evidence-based or policy relevant. But it also involved providing a historical and institutional contextualization of positivist social and medical science findings, a contextualization not enabled by the underlying warrants and discourses of these disciplines. This paper focuses on those sections of the case study project concerned with psychological research on the effects of violent media and epidemiological and public health research on childhood obesity.
Language eng
Field of Research 200104 Media Studies
Socio Economic Objective 950204 The Media
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, Common Ground
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30016562

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