Television and Human Behavior: A Guide to the Pertinent Scientific Literature
Jan 1, 1975
The Key Studies
Section I - III
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Section IV (Part 1 of 3)
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Section IV (Part 2 of 3)
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Section IV (Part 3 of 3), Author Index
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One of three reports collating research on the effects of television on human behavior. This volume contains summaries of almost 450 studies and other documents selected on the basis of contemporary interest from a large pool of 2,300 items. The summaries represent critical appraisals. A user-oriented format highlights principal findings or conclusions. To avoid disguising the wide relevance of many entries, access is through eleven specialized reference lists (for titles, see abstract of R-1746) in which entries are cited wherever relevant. As a result, the user can construct eleven topic-focused but overlapping sets of material for analysis and review. The summaries are prefaced by an extensive analysis of methodological issues and trends which employs the summaries for illustrative purposes. In order to further aid the reader, the items were awarded Michelin-like stars (zero to three) for "interest at the present time" by a jury of social scientists. (See also R-1746, R-1748, P-5412.)
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