The 2017 Taiwan Communication Survey (Phase Two, Year One) centers on the utility and impacts of media use for entertainment and social interactions. The topics in the survey include utility of new media (e.g., social interaction, information access, entertainment) and impacts of Internet use (e.g., addiction, cyberbullying and problematic use).
The samples were minors aged 9–17 years as well as adults aged 18 years and older.The survey on the minor group was conducted from May 18, 2017 to June 29, 2017, during which students (9–17 years-old) from elementary, junior high, and senior high schools across Taiwan were interviewed, and 1,852 valid questionnaires were returned. The adult group comprising people aged 18 years and older was surveyed from August 23, 2017 to November 5, 2017, and 2,138 valid questionnaires were returned.
To conduct the interviews, tablet computers with self-developed Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) software were used. The CAPI system can minimize potential errors resulting from skipping questions, missing answers, contradictory results, and conflicting responses. In addition, the system is equipped with a data uploading function, which expedites the data entry and error-checking processes after interviews. Regarding the survey process, interviews were conducted by a well-trained survey team led by a professional survey company with years of experience in the field. The data products of this survey (including questionnaires,SPSS files, and report) have been released in July 2018.