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
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