Research Studies

Over the years, we have been asked to conduct many research studies, or have done so for our own information. These studies are often the result of years of data collection and analysis, which we feel is important for dissemination within the Pakistani context.

In August 2004, we published our first formal research report, ‘Childrearing Practices in Karachi’ which was followed by three others. You can download these from this website. A limited number of printed copies are also available from the TRC Office. If you live in Pakistan, write to us, and we will try and send you a copy.

We have also conducted a number of surveys to find out the opinions of students, parents and teachers on issues such as, assessment, homework and the role of media in children’s lives. Some of these have been published in our bi-annual resource Ilm o Amal, and are reproduced here for ease of access.

The studies undertaken before August 2004, were disseminated to a much smaller audience and now lie in our filing cabinet; some were for donor agencies and never found their way into the public space. We are now planning on gradually adding these here. So do keep an eye on our website or better still, sign up in our “Keep Updated” option on the home page, and you will receive an e-mail whenever we post anything new.

Surveys

Children’s Opinions! Media Survey Report (September 2008)

In February 2008, we carried out this in-house survey, simply because we were interested in finding out a little more about the role of media in children’s lives and what young people have to say about it. We asked children from TRC’s member schools, what they like to do in their free time, what they like to buy, what media they use at home and how often as well as what television programmes and video/computer games they like/dislike and why. To find out what they said, download the survey findings.
Media Literacy Report (986.4 KB)