Internet Impact Symposium: Using and Studying the Internet at UNC-CH
Friday, March 30, 2001
McGarvan-Greenberg 1301 Rosenau Hall (School of Public Health)
Odum Institute Faculty Working Group on Internet Impact on Social Science Research (www.ils.unc.edu/iimpact/home.html)
Odum Institute Faculty Working Group on Scholarly Communications
School of Public Health
School of Library and Information Science
1:30-2:30 Example UNC Projects: Applications, Methods, and Ethics/Issues
“ibiblio and the Open Source Community” Paul Jones, Director of ibiblio and Clinical Professor School of Journalism and School of Information and Library Science
“Designing and Implementing Online Surveys” Erin Leahey, PhD candidate, Department of Sociology
“Colon Cancer Survivor Chat Focus Groups” Marci Campbell, Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health
2:30-3:45 Invited Lecture
Dr. Steve Jones, Professor and Head, Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago. Editor of several books on information technology and society, including “Doing Internet Research.”
Abstract of Professor Jones’ Talk
The presentation will discuss cover some of the more problematic aspects of Internet research with special focus on matters of methodlogy and research ethics. The most recent findings from the Pew Internet and American Life Project will be presented, highlighting matters of community connectedness and belonging, as well as the connections between social relations offline and ones online.
Open to the Public, No registration required.
See www.ils.unc.edu/iimpact/symposium.html for additional details;
see www.ils.unc.edu/iimpact/Internet-AM.htm for morning sessions.