Phenomenon map presents what is known about a phonomenon based on the most recent and high-quality research – in this case about the impacts of digital media on children, young people and senior citizens.
Phenomenon map is a method used in producing reliable evidence syntheses on complex topics corresponding to user needs. It has been developed by Sofi, the Science Advice Initiative of Finland.
This summary report includes all parts of the first phenomenon map, which explored the impacts of digital media. It provides useful reading material for anyone interested in the effects of digital media, the media use of children, young people and older people as well as evidence syntheses and their production.
You can download the summary report here. It includes:
- Six evidence syntheses at different levels:
- An evidence gap map shows which research has been conducted on the digital media use of Finnish children and young people and what is still missing
- Suggested measures that experts have drawn up based on evidence syntheses
- Models for assessing the level of evidence in reviews and original studies
- A list of literature on the research on the impacts of digital media on children and young people
- Descriptions of methodology and processes
We would love to hear what you think about this phenomenon map! Is this publication useful for you for some purpose? Was there anything missing? Are you thinking about a topic on which you feel we should compile another phenomenon map? You can reach us for example by email email@example.com or on Twitter at @SofiFinland.