The value of mixed-method longitudinal panel studies in ICT research: Transitions in and out of 'ICT poverty' as a case in point


Journal Article (Review)

This paper uses a unique British three-wave longitudinal dataset to examine the rates of transitions into and out of'ICT poverty' defined as having Internet access in the household and/or having a mobile phone. This serves three purposes: it shows that many are still 'passing by' ICT ownership, that 'gaining ICT' access is not a one-way street - many just pass through; and that the rates of dropping out differ for different ICTs and for different groups of people. This has implications for both commercial and public policy strategy. It also shows the value of longitudinal approaches to data collection without which this kind of analysis would be impossible. © 2005 Taylor & Francis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Anderson, B

Published Date

  • September 1, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 343 - 367

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1369-118X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/13691180500259160

Citation Source

  • Scopus