Towards a transdisciplinary approach to evidence-based decision making regarding digital technology use with, by and for children
‘Discussion’ series looking at conceptual challenges and aimed at the scholarly community
This paper aims to provide common ground to facilitate transdisciplinary reviews of evidence intended to support decision making regarding children and technology.
It presents a common purpose by arguing that society holds decision makers accountable and expects them to make use of evidence. Further, it provides a common and respectful shared terminology for the various types of reviews used to examine important aspects of children’s interaction with technology. It also provides an overview of historical developments and future challenges to support a common understanding of the evolving concepts and methods in reviews. Finally it provides suggestions for practical and conceptual developments that could enable meaningful transdisciplinary collaboration. This transdisciplinary approach to evidence synthesis builds on recent advances in review approaches to more effectively support evidence-based decision making regarding digital technology use with, by, and for young children
Date published: 3 August 2022
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Suggested citation:Straker, L., Beynon, A., Smith, S., Johnson, D., Wyeth, P., Sefton-Green, J., & Kervin, L. 2022 Towards a transdisciplinary approach to evidence-based decision making regarding digital technology use with, by and for children. Digital Child Working Paper 2022-01, ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child, Brisbane, Australia.