The Effectiveness of Media Ratings in Five Empirical Studies

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Abstract

To protect children and adolescents against and inform parents about harmful media content, media ratings show whether a media product's content is harmful for minors below a given age. In this research project, we performed a series of studies into the effectiveness of media ratings in the Netherlands. We especially focused on the moment at which industry meets the public (the transaction moment) and placed special emphasis on the degree of compliance with the applicable rules (does the media industry comply with media ratings?). Based on a literature study and document analysis, several parameters for effectiveness were identified. These were then empirically investigated using a wide variety of communication research methods. Methodological issues concerning all five research methods studied will be addressed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSage research methods cases
PublisherSAGE
Pages-
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

Name
PublisherSAGE

Fingerprint

Empirical study
Rating
Research methods
Industry
Communication
Media industry
The Netherlands

Keywords

  • IR-91748
  • METIS-305020

Cite this

@inbook{455d99a6c449470eb5233ebf1d08590c,
title = "The Effectiveness of Media Ratings in Five Empirical Studies",
abstract = "To protect children and adolescents against and inform parents about harmful media content, media ratings show whether a media product's content is harmful for minors below a given age. In this research project, we performed a series of studies into the effectiveness of media ratings in the Netherlands. We especially focused on the moment at which industry meets the public (the transaction moment) and placed special emphasis on the degree of compliance with the applicable rules (does the media industry comply with media ratings?). Based on a literature study and document analysis, several parameters for effectiveness were identified. These were then empirically investigated using a wide variety of communication research methods. Methodological issues concerning all five research methods studied will be addressed.",
keywords = "IR-91748, METIS-305020",
author = "Gosselt, {Jordi Franciscus}",
year = "2014",
doi = "10.4135/978144627305013516587",
language = "English",
publisher = "SAGE",
pages = "--",
booktitle = "Sage research methods cases",

}

The Effectiveness of Media Ratings in Five Empirical Studies. / Gosselt, Jordi Franciscus.

Sage research methods cases. SAGE, 2014. p. -.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

TY - CHAP

T1 - The Effectiveness of Media Ratings in Five Empirical Studies

AU - Gosselt, Jordi Franciscus

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - To protect children and adolescents against and inform parents about harmful media content, media ratings show whether a media product's content is harmful for minors below a given age. In this research project, we performed a series of studies into the effectiveness of media ratings in the Netherlands. We especially focused on the moment at which industry meets the public (the transaction moment) and placed special emphasis on the degree of compliance with the applicable rules (does the media industry comply with media ratings?). Based on a literature study and document analysis, several parameters for effectiveness were identified. These were then empirically investigated using a wide variety of communication research methods. Methodological issues concerning all five research methods studied will be addressed.

AB - To protect children and adolescents against and inform parents about harmful media content, media ratings show whether a media product's content is harmful for minors below a given age. In this research project, we performed a series of studies into the effectiveness of media ratings in the Netherlands. We especially focused on the moment at which industry meets the public (the transaction moment) and placed special emphasis on the degree of compliance with the applicable rules (does the media industry comply with media ratings?). Based on a literature study and document analysis, several parameters for effectiveness were identified. These were then empirically investigated using a wide variety of communication research methods. Methodological issues concerning all five research methods studied will be addressed.

KW - IR-91748

KW - METIS-305020

U2 - 10.4135/978144627305013516587

DO - 10.4135/978144627305013516587

M3 - Chapter

SP - -

BT - Sage research methods cases

PB - SAGE

ER -