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Computerized bibliographic search algorithms and consultations with research experts were used to identify approximately 40 major data sets, research papers and books, and Web sites that provide insight about the implications of IT in the home.

This literature is reviewed and annotated in "The Application and Implications of Information Technologies in the Home: Where Are the Data and What Do They Say?". Key findings of literature are summarized in "Complex Picture of Computer Use in the Home Emerges".

IT in the Home Annotations: The data sets and research have been annotated and collected into searchable lists that you can access below. The annotated items are part of a larger set of works and are housed in the IT Road Maps Database.

Note: Each link below takes you to a "Quick Search" page that is pre-set for searching a specific Road Map. Citations have been tagged for that Road Map using a special keyword known as a "$identifier". you must retain the $identifier to stay inside the Road Map. You can add keywords, separated by a space. You can search authors, keywords, dates and journal names with the "start search" button on the Quick Search page. To search titles, you must use Advanced Search. See instructions.

Search the IT in the Home Annotated Papers and Books by Specialized Keyword

The annotated papers and books also contain highly simplified keyword designations. These keywords reflect basic differentiations in the subjects of the works and are not based on Library of Congress subject heading classifications. A list of keywords and a brief description of their meaning are presented below. Click on any link below to search for records with that keyword.

adoption: Analysis or data related to factors that determine IT adoption in households.  Identifier: $adoption

citizenship: In-depth analysis or data related to uses of IT for citizenship activities.  Identifier: $citizenship

computer access: Analysis or data related to the availability of a computer in the home.  Identifier: $computeraccess

computer usage: Analysis or data related to how the computer is actually used (e.g., for games, education, word processing, etc.). Identifier: $computerusage

demographics: Analysis or data related to demographic characteristics of households and individuals with (or without) access to computers and the Internet (e.g., age, gender, ethnicity, income, education level, geographic region of users).  Identifier: $demographics

education: In-depth analysis or data specifically related to uses of IT in the home for educational purposes.  Identifier:  $homeeducation

employment and work: In-depth analysis or data specifically related to uses of IT in the home for employment and work purposes.  Identifier:  $employmentwork

equity: Designates works that focus on equitable access to home IT or on the informationally disadvantaged.  Identifier:  $equity

family impacts: Designates works that specifically address the impacts of IT on the family.
Identifier:
 $familyimpacts

framework: Designates works that are theoretical or heuristic in nature and intended to provide an analytical framework for studying the impacts of IT in the home.  Identifier:  $framework

health: In-depth analysis or data specifically related to uses of IT in the home for health and medical purposes.  Identifier: $health

homenet: Designates works that use data from the HomeNet study of residential Internet use based at Carnegie Mellon University.  Identifier: $homenet

internet access: Analysis and data related to home access to the Internet.  Identifier: $internetaccess

internet usage: Analysis and data related to how the Internet is used (e.g., who uses the Internet, how frequently, for how long, for what purposes, etc.).  Identifier:  $internetusage

psychological impacts: Analysis or data related to the psychological impacts of home computing and Internet use (e.g., social withdrawal, friendship creation, community involvement, Internet addiction, etc.).  Identifier: $psychologicalimpacts

time allocation: Analysis or data related to how households allocate time to various activities (watching TV, computing, sports and recreation, sleeping, etc.).  Identifier: $timeallocation

Search the IT in the Home Annotated Data Sets by Keyword

The annotated data sets also contain highly simplified keyword designations. These keywords reflect basic differentiations in the subjects of the works and are not based on Library of Congress subject heading classifications. A list of keywords and a brief description of their meanings are presented below. Click on any link below to search for data sets with that keyword.

computer ownership: Computer ownership and access, technological features of home computers.  Identifier: $computerownership

computer usage: Who uses computers, how frequently, how long, for what purposes.   Identifier: $computerusage

demographics: Age, gender, ethnicity, income, education level, geographic region of users.  Identifier: $demographics

internet access: Access and location of access to the Internet.  Identifier: $internetaccess

internet usage: Who uses the Internet, how frequently, how long, for what purposes.  Identifier:  $internetusage

business usage: Types of business use for home businesses and home offices (accounting, finance, and so on).  Identifier:  $business usage

citizenship: Types of use related to citizenship activities: political speech and communication, use of Internet to gather political information, use of Internet to interact with government agencies.  Identifier: $citizenship

culture & values: Attitudes toward the role of the Internet in relationships, values.  Identifier: $culturevalues

education: Formal educational, homework, continuing education, distance learning, degree programs.  Identifier: $homeeducation

email: Multiple dimensions of email use (to whom, how often).  Identifier: $email

employment & work: Employment and work, job hunting, telecommuting.  Identifier: $employmentwork

entertainment: Games, travel, leisure, virtual museums.  Identifier: $entertainment

health: Personal health and medical subjects.  Identifier: $health

legal & insurance: Personal legal and insurance issues.  Identifier: $legalinsurance

other: Use of chat-rooms, telnet, FTP, and other types of Internet activities.  Identifier: $homeother

personal finance: Personal banking, credit, and finance.  Identifier: $personalfinance

privacy: Activities and attitudes related to information privacy and security.  Identifier: $privacy

shopping: Personal shopping on the Internet.  Identifier: $shopping