The Ageing + Communication + Technologies (ACT) project has recently released the results of the first wave of the survey “Older audiences in the digital media environment: A cross-national longitudinal study.” This project seeks to examine older peoples’ interactions with different media technologies (“old” and “new”) based on a longitudinal design in a 5-year span. In wave 1, there is data on older audiences in Austria, Canada, Denmark, Israel, Netherlands, Romania, and Spain, which enables comparisons between these countries and it will also enable comparisons across time with the upcoming waves in the near future. The project is coordinated by Eugène Loos (Utrecht University, Netherlands), Galit Nimrod (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel), and CNSC codirector Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol. Andrea Rosales, Pedro Jacobetty, and Daniel Blanche also take part as young scholars and member students.
The 1.0 version of the report compiles the summarized results of all countries participating in Wave 1, except for Denmark. It also includes details on the methodology implemented, the sampling process, and the questionnaire used. Check the links section below to access and download the report.
The following steps of the project involve the preparation of fieldwork for wave 2, which is expected to take place towards the end of 2018 in all participating countries in wave 1 plus the incorporation of Finland to the project.
- Older audiences in the digital media environment: A cross-national longitudinal study. Wave 1 Report 1.0 (FULL REPORT)
- Older audiences and digital media: Spain, 2016. Preliminary results
- Older audiences in the digital media environment: A cross-national longitudinal study project
- ACT project