New York, April 4 (IANS) Challenging the results of previous research, a new study says there is no evidence to show that television exposure in infancy causes problems with deficiency of the child. be careful with school-aged children.
The new research, published in the journal Psychological Science, re-examined previous work that claimed to show a direct link between screen time and attention problems in children.
“The results of the original study, upon further examination, are not confirmed. We found that there is still no evidence that television, by itself, causes ADHD or any kind of problems. attention in young children, “study co-author Wallace Dixon, professor of psychology at East Tennessee State University in the United States, said
“Our research also tells us that it is important to be skeptical of the heartbreaking findings that come in the form of ‘something everyone does that harms our children.’
The recently reported research involved looking at the same data as the 2004 study and using multiverse analyzes – a technique that involves asking a research question in hundreds of different ways to determine if the answers are similar each time. .
This method was used to create 848 analyzes to determine if watching television early causes attention problems later.
A large majority of the results showed no connection between the two. The few that did, the authors say, reflect some quirks in the dataset that aren’t likely to represent the real world.
“What excites us about research is that we can just blame the parents or make them feel guilty for letting their children watch TV when they are very young,” Dixon said.
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