In the past years, the institute contributed through its work to the development and support of a sub-discipline in communication science on media use. More generally, questions within this frame concentrated on the use of television within households. There are no empirical studies of how television is used outside of one’s own four walls. At best, there are some studies reporting on “how much” it is used. The state of knowledge is similar scarce in other countries, there are only a few studies in the US that focused on the use of television as a topic. In order to close this research gap, an explorative and comparative project focusing on observation has been carried out.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)