Monday, January 26, 2004

LIS 810 (1/29/04) -- Three written discussion questions – By Seunghyun Lee

1. Is there any reason that the growth of the Internet use is accelerated between August 2000 and September 2001?
2. What is the reason that the Internet use rate grew faster among people living in lower income households, which this acceleration in the growth of Internet use did not occur among those living in higher income households?
3. Why has growth in Internet use among people living in rural households been rapid and strong? On the other hand, why has Internet use among people living in central or not central city urban households grown slowly?
4. Is there any reason that “people living in non-central city urban households used the Internet at a rate greater” than rural and central city urban in September 2001? (page 20)
5. Why was this survey conducted between September 16-22, 2001, such as after September 11, 2001? Is there any special reason?

Personal small questions:
1. What are additional cities within the metropolitan area? (page 20, footnote 9)
2. Why do most surveys always ask ‘Hispanic origin’ as a separate race question? In other words, why does a survey need to ask first “Are you Hispanic origin?”
3. How is the growth in use rate calculated?

Personal opinion:
1. On the page 5, the Figure 1-3 shows the individual use of the Internet only from European countries and United States. However, if it includes some Asian countries such as Korea, China, and Japan which have a high rate of Internet use, it can be a better data to see the rapid diffusion of the Internet and to compare it.
2. On the page 19, “people who have lower levels of education but live in households with a high family incomes are less likely to be Internet users than those who have high levels of education and live in households with low family income”.
à It seems to me that education affects being Internet users rather than income.

1. On the page 5, if you see the footnote 3, there is a spelling error— ‘Jejji’ Island, Korea. It should be corrected into ‘Jeju’ Island, Korea.

No comments:

Post a Comment