Lecture – Digital Inequality and Its Implications for Internet Research

The Science, Technology, Medicine & Society presents Eszter Hargittai of Northwestern University, who will speak about digital media’s social implications:  how disparities in people’s online practices and what challenges such digital inequality poses for Internet research.  She will show how user background is systematically related to which online communities people join, how skilled people are with using the Internet, and how people spend their time online. Given persisting inequality in online engagement across population groups, research on a myriad of topics must be conscious of such online disparities to avoid drawing mistaken conclusions from biased samples.

  • Date:  9 April
  • Time:  4-5:30
  • Location:  1014 Tisch Hall
Advertisements
This entry was posted in Lectures/symposia and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s