ERIC Number: ED452050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Application and Implications of Information Technologies in the Home: Where Are the Data and What Do They Say?
Papadakis, Maria C.
This document reports the findings of a project that focused on three main activities: (1) taking inventory and annotating existing data collections related to an understanding of the application and implications of information technologies (IT) in the home; (2) developing an annotated bibliography of articles, books, and reports that present research about or analyses of the application and implications of IT in the home; and (3) integrating the findings from this research to present what existing evidence says about the application and implications of IT in the household sector, and identifying any caveats regarding these findings and any significant gaps in coverage. This report is divided into six categories; (1) an overview of the state of knowledge and inquiry into the adoption and impacts of IT in the home; (2) a conceptual framework for analysis of these issues; (3) the sociodemographics of access and adoption; (4) patterns of IT use; (5) research on impacts; and (6) a concluding section that discusses the information gaps and analytical needs in this field of inquiry. (Contains 58 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Data, Electronic Mail, Family (Sociological Unit), Information Technology, Inquiry, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Div. of Science Resources Studies.