Digital Child launches Working Paper series

The ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child is delighted to announce the recent launch of the Digital Child Working Paper series, a set of self-published, open-access documents that will provide public insight into the ideas and discussions emerging from the Centre’s research.

The papers are categorised into five sub-series:

  • ‘How to’ series offering instructional papers aimed at early career researchers  
  • ‘Discussion’ series consisting of discussion papers looking at conceptual challenges, aimed at the scholarly community  
  • ‘Review’ series consisting of all review types including scoping reviews, realist review, literature reviews and systematic reviews 
  • ‘Methods and Methodologies’ series consisting of discussion papers that are focused on methods and methodologies 
  • ‘Policy’ series offering public facing, policy-oriented papers produced for stakeholder engagement

The series aims to inspire ongoing conversation around the Digital Child’s three main focuses in children’s digital experiences – health, education, and connection. The Working Papers have developed out of a Centre project that focused on supporting capacity building within the Centre, particularly the development of transdisciplinary research and practice.

“The Working Papers series brings to a public audience our emerging and evolving insights into research, policy and practice,” says Professor Julian Sefton-Green, Chief Investigator and Connected Child Co-Lead.

“This means that everyone working with young children, families, and civil society organisations, as well as industry and technology providers, can access the best of our thinking simply and quickly.”

The first Working Paper published was a discussion paper on the value of transdisciplinary reviews to support evidence-informed decision making. In its first year of operation, 2022, the series published seven working papers, comprising of ‘How to’, ‘Discussion’ and ‘Review’, with more papers underway to be published throughout 2023.

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