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Investigation into the Digital Divide

Murphy, Ian (2012) Investigation into the Digital Divide. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This paper investigates citizens within Irish society and how they are able to interact with the Web. With massive investment going into public services through e-government it is potential is creating disadvantaged citizens and also inadvertently creating information poverty with certain demographics. A ethnographic research strategy has been conducted on a sample of 47 people aging from 16 to 65 and document how they interact with a web site, they were getting measured on their success rate on navigating around the site and their efficiency and effectiveness in completing given tasks. A website that I have developed is going to help in the research and it will be tested on the participants. The results showed that there is a divide between the sample of participants in their ability to complete the given tasks.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4150 Computer Network Resources > The Internet > World Wide Web
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > Telecommunications > The Internet > World Wide Web
Divisions: School of Computing > Msc.: Master of Science in Web Technologies
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 28 May 2013 10:51
Last Modified: 28 May 2013 10:51
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/826

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