Dataset on studies about physical-digital play technology and developmentally relevant child behaviour

Published: 19 March 2021| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/f5y2vtrnzh.2


This database is linked to the following academic article: "A systematic review of physical-digital play technology and developmentally relevant child behaviour". This data set includes the categorisation of 635 studies retrieved from academic data bases ACM Library, ERIC, PsycINFO, specialised academic conferences and journals working on the areas of Play + Technology + Child development. The articles were searched in May 2018 and categorised in terms of : 1. Entries not related to play for its own sake (connected to learning or other aim instead) n=313 2. Entries not connected to developmentally relevant behaviours n=309 3. Entries not analysing analogue behaviour in digitally enhanced contexts n=214 4. Entries not studying typically developing 0-12 year olds n=161 5. Entries that were not empirical studies n=96 6. Entries not specifying sample size and/or participants' age* n=24 7. Entries that were extended abstracts or did not provide enough information about study* n=16 8. Entries that were quantitative studies with 10 or less cases* n=5 9. Entries that were not peer reviewed* n=3 10. Entries that were not published in English n=0 *Criterion coded over full text of a subset of 123 pre-selected entries only A second version has been uploaded adding 2 extra journal articles published by 13th of May 2018 and specifying with more precision missing data related to entries that were not pre-selected for the review and which, therefore, were not coded in relation to criteria 6 to 9 indicated above.



University of Cambridge, University College London


Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction