Heather A. Horst, Lynn Schofield Clark and Eszter Hargittai
The Participation Survey Working Group is developing a series of recommendations for a quantitative and qualitative survey to assess young people’s engagement in participatory culture. Building upon the foundational research in the Digital Media and Learning initiative, the proposed survey focuses upon the relationship between skills, the contexts of learning (homes/families, schools, online, peers, etc.) and different modes of participation (hanging out, messing around, geeking out and interest-driven and friendship-driven genres of participation). The broader aim is to understand how family structure, class and other measures of difference and inequality influence forms of participation and skills acquisition among youth.