What does this study involve?

  • Schedule video chat to learn more about the project.
  • Complete one online survey packet about your child’s activities, your emotions, and your experiences as a parent. This survey packet will take about an hour and only be sent once.
  • Share information about when and how often they use their phones.
  • Share information about their child’s activities at the end of each day.
  • Receive up to 5 more “mini surveys” (less than 5 minutes long) for 3 consecutive days each week.

Cafe Consortium

Ages:  12 to 23 months

Do you ever wonder how much media is used within your household? The Comprehensive Assessment of Family Media Exposure (CAFE) Consortium is a team of researchers with specialties in psychology, pediatrics, communications, and human development. The goal of the Consortium is to more accurately measure media usage within households and to examine the effects of early media exposure on development.

The Baby EMU study is a joint project between Georgetown University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. CAFE Consortium works in conjunction with Open Lattice and their products, Chronicle and the Time Use Diary, which were specifically developed for CAFE. Parents will be asked to complete daily online surveys and to install a passive sensing app (Chronicle for Androids and Screen Time for Apple devices) on their mobile device.

CAFE Consortium FAQs

Where does it take place?

This study is virtual, and can be completed from the comfort of your own home.

Will there be compensation?

At the end of the 3 week commitment, you will receive compensation corresponding to your level of engagement up to a $65 gift card.

What is the time commitment?

This is a 3 week study, 3 days each week will consist of 6 short surveys throughout the day and the other days of the week will include only 1 survey at the end of the day.

Where is this research going?

You can see all relevant publications on our website

Will my data be confidential?

Yes, all data recorded by the ELP is completely confidential. We will not publish individual data but data compiled across multiple families in the study.

What if I have an issue?

After the initial zoom setup, please contact us with any questions on cafe@georgetown.edu and we can meet with anyone who needs technical assistance.


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