Internet Use. Nilou Derakhshan EDTC 5103. Hypothesis. The older a person is, the less he or she uses Internet for daily life. Survey. The survey is created by five statements to test the hypothesis. Finding information on the Internet is easier than the library.
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The older a person is, the less he or she uses Internet for daily life.
The survey is created by five statements to test the hypothesis.
The numerical values for different attitudes toward the statements are as below:
The survey is been administered in a birthday party.
Most of the participants are the students of Oklahoma State University from Iran, USA, Brazil, and India.
There are three generations to study.
Finding information on the Internet is easier than the library.
It is interesting that all the three generations prefer to use Internet to find information rather than library.
Reading news on Internet is faster than newspapers and magazines.
The first generation are mostly strongly agree and agree to read news on the Internet.
The second generation are mostly agree and neutral to read news on the Internet.
The third generation are also mostly agree and neutral to read news on the Internet.
Online shopping is better than going to shopping malls.
Most of the females participants prefer shopping malls rather than online shopping and most of the male participants prefer online shopping.
The first and third generations by average chose neutral attitude and the second generation by average are agree that online shopping is better than shopping malls.
Having account on social networking websites such as facebook and MySpace are essential to keep in touch with friends.
The first generation participants are strongly agree and agree that social networking websites are essential to keep in touch with friends.
The third generation participants are mostly neutral and disagree by this statement.
It is necessary to have Internet access on cell phone.
The first generation are mostly strongly agree and agree by having Internet access on the cell phone.
The second generation are mostly agree and neutral.
The third generation are mostly neutral and disagree by the statement.
After analyzing the result, now we can say that the hypothesis is correct. It is interesting that even though older generations use Internet less than younger generations, but their average opinion on statements are mostly on agree and neutral attitudes. It shows that the older generations are accepting the need of Internet in daily life.