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Facebook Doesn’t Interfere Studies
It’s always amazing how the same issues occur from one generation to another, from one technology to another, but without receiving the same answers, which may seem intuitive to some cons. The great concerns of parents of Generation X (baby boomers) were whether television, or more precisely its overconsumption, would have adverse effects on educational outcomes for their children. Most studies showed that at the time yes, and it seems perfectly legitimate to transpose these results which serves television today, within the next generation.
And yet, No
A lengthy study by the University of New Hampshire, led by Chuck Martin has set a target to measure whether or not there was a correlation between heavy use of social networks and grades achieved in the classroom.
1127 students were used as guinea pigs from the various courses of the university, first to the last year and the results speak for themselves: “The study shows that there is no correlation between time spent by students to use social networks and their notes, “the study also showed that Facebook and YouTube were the most used social networking sites, blogs, Twitter, MySpace and LinkedIn are very much less widely used among college students. (more…)