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|Title:||Media Consumption and the Future of Public Connection, 2004-2005|
|Depositor:||Markham, T., London School of Economics and Political Science. Department of Media and Communications|
Couldry, N., London School of Economics and Political Science. Department of Media and Communications
Markham, T., London School of Economics and Political Science. Department of Media and Communications
Livingstone, S., London School of Economics and Political Science. Department of Media and Communications
Economic and Social Research Council
|Other acknowledgements:||The Field Group recruited diarists for the qualitative phase of the research, and ICM Research conducted the survey for the quantitative phase.|
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.This project was conducted under the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)/Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Cultures of Consumption programme, to gather qualitatively rich but also reliably representative data on whether and how people's practices of media consumption (including 'new' media) give them the resources to connect to wider public spaces. The research also examined what implications for forms of democratic citizenship and participation that consumption may have. The research covered the ways that people's practices as media consumers were connected (or not) to their practices as citizens; how individual consumers might themselves understand the relationship between consumption and citizenship; and how far consumers think their media consumption provides them with the resources for citizenship they feel they need and ought to have.
Phase One of the project comprised detailed qualitative work across six regions of England. The diaries of 37 participants' media consumption were analysed, initial and subsequent interviews were conducted with those respondents, and focus group interviews were conducted with diarists. Phase Two involved a telephone survey of 1,017 people, conducted by ICM Research across the United Kingdom that aimed to produce conclusions on the detailed issues about consumption and citizenship raised in Phase One.
Further information and reports may be found on the Media Consumption and the Future of Public Connection project web site.
This mixed methods data collection comprises 42 diaries, 42 interview transcripts from interviews with the diarists, and 5 focus group transcripts from Phase One of the research, and one quantitative data file comprising the survey data from Phase Two.
Topics covered include time use, media use and consumption, the public world and civic involvement, voting behaviour and civic and political awareness. The diaries covered media use over a period of three months. The survey covered television viewing, radio listening, newspaper and book readership, internet and email use, leisure time, attitude to local area and personal safety, political interest, favourite entertainments, current affairs, political attitudes, opinions of mass media, political and social issues and information sources.
|Dates of fieldwork:||February 2004 - June 2005|
Government Office Regions
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Semi-structured interview transcripts
Focus Group transcripts
Media consumers resident in the United Kingdom.
Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Simple random sample; Volunteer sample
|Number of units:||42 diarists and interviewees; 1,017 respondents to quantitative survey.|
|Method of data collection:||
Face-to-face interview; Telephone interview; Diaries
|Weighting:||Weighting used for quantitative data. See documentation for details.|
|BOOK READERSHIP||CITIZEN PARTICIPATION||COMMUNITIES|
|COMMUNITY IDENTIFICATION||CONSUMPTION||CULTURAL BEHAVIOUR|
|INFORMATION SOURCES||INFORMATION USE||INTERNET USE|
|LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES||MASS MEDIA BIAS||MASS MEDIA USE|
|MEDIA LITERACY||NEWS ITEMS||NEWSPAPER READERSHIP|
|POLITICAL ATTITUDES||POLITICAL AWARENESS||POLITICAL INTEREST|
|POLITICAL PARTICIPATION||POLITICAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ISSUES||RADIO LISTENING|
|SAFETY AND SECURITY||TELEVISION VIEWING||TIME BUDGETS|
|UNITED KINGDOM||VOTING BEHAVIOUR|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||04 July 2007|
|Copyright:||Copyright N. Couldry, T. Markham and S. Livingstone|
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By principal investigator(s):
Couldry, N. and Langer, A. (2005) 'Media consumption and public connection: towards a typology of the dispersed citizen', Communication Review, 8(2), pp.237-258.
Couldry, N., Livingstone, S. and Markham, T. (2006) Media consumption and public engagement: beyond the presumption of attention, Basingstoke:
Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-4039-8534-7.
Couldry, N., Livingstone, S. and Markham, T. (2006) 'Connection or disconnection? Tracking the mediated public sphere in everyday life' in R. Butsch (ed.) Media and the Public Sphere, London: Palgrave.
Couldry, N. and Markham, T. (2006) 'Public connection through media consumption: between oversocialization and desocialization?' in P. Simonson (ed.) Politics, social networks and the history of mass communications research, Sage/Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
Couldry, N. (2006) 'Culture and citizenship: the missing link?', European Journal of Cultural Studies.
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