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Actually, i have a research about the effect of cartoons on children .. i find alot of articles on the disadvantages

however, i did not find resources on the advantages of cartoons on a child's behaviour and language etc

so please can u help me with some articles or researches on the " advantages" .... plzzzzz Emotion: crying

Thanx alot
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Hi! Click on the links and read the advantages & disadvantages mentioned in each site. I hope they are helpful in your research. Good luck!


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I have to research about the pros and cons of cartoons on kid can you help me by listing some articles about them

If I found anything reated to the advantages I would tell you

Thanks a million

Dania, I'm very sorry, but we are not a research organization. You will need to do this type of research yourself. Once you have found them, if you need help understanding part of what they say, then we can help. If you need to present your essay and you want us to help you check the grammar, then we can help. But we cannot find online articles for you.
My chosen topic for investigation was 'Children and Television'. Within this topic I decided to focus on whether children of the ages 7 - 8 understand the differences between reality and fiction in television programmes.

To enable me to do my investigation I used a combination of both primary secondary research methods. Primary research allowed me to develop my role as a researcher to gain my own findings and secondary research method allowed me to compare or contrast my findings to previous studies undertaken.

One example of a secondary research method I used to investigate the relationship between children and television was using search engines on the Internet.The search engine I used was
www.yahoo.com. Initially I types in 'children + Television' however, this gave me websites on children's television channels such as www.cbbc.co.uk. I therefore decided to refine my search as I needed sociological studies undertaken into children's perceptions of reality and fiction on television. I therefore refined my search to 'Children + Television + Reality'. This proved more successful supplying me with a useful article www.childrennow.org/television/talk-news/htm
. This article gave parental advice on what age children are able to watch the news without it deeply upsetting them, due to the reality of events it features. A strength of this article is it is created by an organisation, however it does have a psychological perspective, which over emphasises that television radically effects children.

Another useful site was
www.stevwib.zen.co.uk. This had the advantage of being created by a media teacher therefore its contents has been checked to make sure it was relevant to the topic. One useful article found on this site was www.aber.ac.uk/media/documents/short/realrev.html. This gave a summary of previous studies undertaken to find out children's perceptions of reality and fiction on television. However, as all articles do, it was biased towards a particular perspective.

All in all, the Internet is a huge medium, therefore to gain relevant information searches need to be refined. Also, no text is unbiased, therefore the bias in articles and websites need to be considered.

Another secondary research method I used was books. One was David Buckingham Moving Images: Understanding Children's Emotional Responses to Television Manchester University Press (1996). In one chapter this explained his study undertaken with children from a variety of age groups, asking about their perceptions on the reality and fiction of three television programmes; Casualty, Ghostwatch and Crimewatch. Another book I used was Bob Hodge and Daivd Tripp Children and Television Polity Press (1987). One chapter focussed on a study they undertook in interviewing children of 5 - 12 on their perceptions of the reality of certain television characters. In evaluation a strength of using these books was that I could look at previous studies that had been undertaken looking at the methods they used and the age groups they focussed on. Another advantage was I was able to compare and contrast previous studies to my findings. Although, both books were biased towards a certain perspective, and also they had quite complex concepts to understand as in 'modality' and 'perceived reality'.

For my primary research I e-mailed children's channels CBBC and CITV, asking for a professional opinion on what programmes they thought children would perceive to be fictional or reality based. However, I had no reply, in a way this turned into a positive, because I realised my approach through e-mailing was not direct and personal enough. If I had have got a response it would have been advantageous because I would have information direct from a media institution.

For my primary research I piloted an interview with a neighbour of a similar age to the children in my final sample. I created a semi- structured interview and scheduel, and pre-defined questions on specific television programmes, for example "Do you think Grange Hill is a real school?" However, the child only watched one programme that my pre-defined questions related to, so allowed no comparison of reality and fiction. However, this was beneficial because it taught me not to be too specific with my pre-defined questions, instead to let the respondents lead the direction of the interview.

For my primary research I phoned my ex primary school to arrange a time to interview a group of 7 - 8 year old children on their perceptions of reality and fiction in television programmes. The direct approach was more successful than e-mailing as I got a direct reply. I interviewed a group of eight children; four boys and four girls. I felt a mixture of genders would be best, because perceptions of reality and fiction could differ between the genders therefore this gave me a more representative sample more true to life. I used children of the ages of seven and eight, it would have been interesting to interview children from a different age groups, however, having only one child's perception from each age group would be unrepresentative to make generalisations from and a representative study would have needed a larger sample size.

In reflection of my pilot study I used an unstructured interview with open ended questions, for example. 'Do you watch television?' and let the interview develop from there. This had the advantage of having the flexibility to explore different ideas and emotions expressed by the children, thus not limiting the children to my specific pre-defined questions (as I did in the pilot). I used a tape recorder to record the interview, because it would have been highly inaccurate to depend on me remembering each point raised, so could have lead to a study with little validity. I decided to talk to the children informally to begin with not on the specific topic of television, to relate them and to get around the observer paradox. In reflection I feel I built up a better rapport with the females sa they payed a more active role in the interview. This could have been because myself being a female, unintentionally directed the questions at the females causing interview bias.

All in all, I used a range of primary and secondary research methods, both of which had advantages and disadvantages as any methods do.

This is a good answer covering a range of methods, accurately detailing sites and books used, summarising their key points and carefully relating them to one another. Evaluative, reflective, clear.

With detailed reference to your research findings, analyse and discuss the relationship between children and televisionEmotion: smile
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i actually did a essay on cartoon characters and how they effect children. i found that with these crazy cartoons, it can have an advantage on their imagination. it can help them believe that things that happen in these shows and movies can come true. like the tooth fairy for instance. i hope this helped a tad !  

OOH MYY , i just saw that u posted this in 2006, woops!!! lol
i want write about cartoon and television i have h.w investigating a research question plz i forget to say to u hi hi
atcually i am also searching on that
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