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July 29, 2005

Carissa's Column: Pew Internet & American Life Project

In acknowledgment of the report released this week on “Teens and Technology” (pdf), I thought I would highlight the Pew Internet & American Life Project. The organization describes itself as follows (from the Mission section):

The Pew Internet & American Life Project produces reports that explore the impact of the Internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life. The Project aims to be an authoritative source on the evolution of the Internet through collection of data and analysis of real-world developments as they affect the virtual world.

The basis of the reports are nationwide random digit dial telephone surveys as well as online surveys. This data collection is supplemented with research from government agencies, academia, and other expert venues; observations of what people do and how they behave when they are online; in-depth interviews with Internet users and Internet experts alike; and other efforts that try to examine individual and group behavior. The Project releases 15-20 pieces of research a year, varying in size, scope, and ambition.

Report topics include Online Activities & Pursuits; Demographics; Internet Evolution; Technology & Media Use; Health; Family, Friends & Community; Major News Events; Public Policy; and E-Gov & E-Policy.


Posted by neugebau at July 29, 2005 4:15 PM Posted to Carissa's Column