Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine

2013 Edition
| Editors: Marc D. Gellman, J. Rick Turner

Pew Internet and American Life Project

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1005-9_1474

Definition

The Pew Internet and American Life Project is part of the Pew Research Center and is a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization that conducts research in order to provide information on the issues, attitudes, and trends that influence America and the world. According to their website, The Pew Internet and American Life Project examines “the impact of the internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life” (Pew Internet and American Life Project website). Each year, The Pew Internet and American Life Project releases 15–20 reports of research that address “how Americans use the internet and how their online activities affect their lives” (Pew Internet and American Life Project website). Data collection methods typically involve nationwide random phone surveys, online surveys, and qualitative research. In addition, data collection efforts are often augmented by research conducted by government agencies, technology...

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References and Readings

  1. Fox, S. (2011). Pew internet: Health. Retrieved November 25, 2011 from http://www.pewinternet.org/Commentary/2011/November/Pew-Internet-Health.aspx
  2. Pew Internet and American Life Project website. (n.d.). Retrieved November 25, 2011 from http://pewinternet.org/About-Us.aspx.

Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Colorado DenverDenverUSA