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DOI: 10.31921/doxacom
Issue number: 7, July-December 2008


Roberto Farné Universidad de Bolonia, Italia.
Title The Research Problem about children and TV Summary Television has been the most studied medium by the social and educational sciences so far, through a huge number of empirical researches. Half a century of research on the relationship between children and television leads us to two considerations: the first one is that no outcome has been achieved in terms of “Scientific Truth”; the effects of this medium on children’s behaviour and personality are not definable from an objective point of view. All seems to depend on the personal “conditions” of the individual (age, environment, education etc…). The second one is that, excluding some cases of children’s TV programs, like the most renowned Sesame Street, the researches on TV and childhood had no influence on the ideas and the production ways of TV broadcasters. Starting from these considerations, and from some significant researches, this article tries to focus the epistemological problem of this field of research, between “truth” and “common sense”. Keywords Television, childhood, research


doi: https://doi.org/10.31921/doxacom.n7a1


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