Research Theme: Children's Media and Technology Use

 

Name:Chloe Beatty

Institution:Mary Immaculate College Limerick

Contact: chloebeatty5@gmail.com

Completion: April 2020

Funder:N/A

 

Project: The main emphasis of my research is detailing the effects of emerging technology on the cognitive and socio-emotional development of Irish children, in particular the 3-5 year old age bracket. As Growing Up in Ireland datasets have reached so many children in this cohort it would be a good place to begin secondary research and analysis before carrying out my own primary research, also resulting in my own broader knowledge of the area.

 

 

Name: Jennifer Pallin

Institution: University College Dublin

Contact:Jennifer.pallin@ucdconnect.ie

Completion: July 2018

Funder:N/A

 

Project: In order to fulfil the thesis aspect of my Masters in Public Health from UCD, using data from the GUI Study (Child Cohort at aged 9 & 13 years I plan to investigate the following: For a child with ADD/ADHD what are their overall feelings towards school (positive or negative)  To investigate their activity levels and level of computer use and the effect these factors  may have on their behaviour in schools  Physical activity levels of parents and whether this contributes to physical activity of the child. Following review of the data and further review of the literature these questions may change slightly but I will be focusing on children with ADD/ADHD. On completion of my thesis I plan to prepare my findings for publication or presentation.

This project is also recorded under Disability and Special Needs, and Physical Activity

 

 

Name:Ciaran Judge

Institution:Department of Social Protection 

Contact:Ciaran.Judge@welfare.ie

Completion: November 2021

Funder:N/A

 

Project:  As Chief Statistician of the Department of Social Protection (DSP) and manager of the DSP's Business Intelligence, Analytics, Research and Evaluation Programme board, I need to understand the GUI data, both to use the dataset myself and to know when to recommend its use to others for research, evaluation and modelling. Papers looking at the scarring effect of time spent in the Direct Provision system and explore data on computer and internet use (particularly for the older cohort, but also if possible for the infant cohort), building on conference papers by Dobutowitsch, Egan and Murray, Lyons et al. Creaven and Watson and using statistical analysis to explore the relationship between screen time/internet/social media use and a variety of positive/negative life outcomes.

 

 

Name:Pauline Duggan

Institution:NUI Galway

Contact:pbduggan@tcd.ie

Completion:October 2018

Funder: N/A

 

Project: I am currently completing a masters in health economics at NUI Galway. As part of the masters we have to do a project using the data from the GUI survey. I am hoping to look at the use of technology and IT devices in young children and see what impact if any this had on children's development. 

 

 

Name: Thuy Dinh
Institution: Dublin Institute of Technology
Contact: thuy.dinh@dit.ie
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: I am looking at the use of the internet of Irish children from 9-16 year old in the last few years. I hope that the GUI dataset will give us more evidence on the use of the internet at school and at home. On the other hand, I'd like to identify the patterns of internet use of Irish children by comparing the two datasets (9 year old and 13 year old). 

 

 

Name: Patricia Dowling
Institution: Commission for Communications Regulation
Contact: patricia.dowling@comreg.ie
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: For internal use of young people's use of communication technology. 

 

 

Name: Nancy Jennings
Institution: University of Cincinnati
Contact: nancy.jennings@uc.edu
Completion: January 2016

 

Project: For use to examine children's media and technology use in Ireland. 

 

 

Name: Lavinia McLean
Institution: Institute of Technology Blanchardstown
Contact: lavinia.mclean@itb.ie
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: In use of research on the extent of behavioural, emotional and social difficulties in children in care in Ireland. Exploring the transition of children between primary and secondary school and associated experiences during adolescences. Children and communication technology use. 

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Child Well-being. 

 

 

Name: Patricia O'Connor
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Contact: oconnp15@tcd.ie
Completion: January 2016

 

Project: For my dissertation as part of the MSc in Applied Social Research I am interested in cyberbullying and young people and their experiences thereof. 

 

 

Name: Cuisle O'Donovan
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Contact: Withheld
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: PhD thesis on the use of video games by children. I will use the GUI to compare with my own data on the energy children expend when playing certain video games, and examine if there is a relationship between the use of electronic devices and time spent being physically active.

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Physical Activity.

 

 

Name: Withheld
Institution: Withheld
Contact: Withheld
Completion: April 2016

 

Project: As a final year student in the MSc in Cyberpsychology in IADT my thesis is flcusing on the impact of technology, particularly gaming, on children's cognitive processes and problem solving abilities in the 8-12 year old age group. I am interested in examining the data that GUI has collected previously in regards to technology usage and its correlation with maths assessment scores. 

 

 

 

 

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