1.General framework of the research.
The PATCH-WORLD Bulgarian National Research is conducted by the partnerorganizations Center for Educational Initiatives (CEI) and Association Roditeli (AR).The research is focused on the role of ICT in the contemporary Bulgarian societyand particularly the influence of ICT over the families’ way of living and over thecommunicational patterns between the generations. Of course an overview of thegeneral ICT penetration and development in the Bulgarian country is presentedalong with some major national researches and projects on ICT influence in general.The research is based on the following instruments:
Review of the literature – reports, studies, papers;
Review of the web – existing cross-national, national and regionalresearches, projects, initiatives, good practices, etc.;
Review of the national sociological database and the annual bulletinsand reports;
4 interviews with experts in the field of ICT researches and in theeducational sphere with: Mrs.Fandakova – deputy mayor of Sofia city,Mrs. Bojinova – associated professor of Psychology in BulgarianAcademy of Sciense, Mr. Apostolov – coordinator and researcher in ARCFund and Mr.Mihailov – coordinator of the Career Center of SofiaUniversity
Conducted questionnaire with 30 families from different Bulgarianregions and cities and with different educational and professionalbackground – all of them having child or children aged between 11 and18 and up years.
Analysis of the questionnaires
2.Who is who in the field of ICT researches in Bulgaria.
The researches for the Bulgarian internet space and its users are made by twoagencies
- Nielsen online
They measure the IT traffic and makeusers’ profiles for business purposes mainly. Their data include only users at theterritory of Bulgaria.