Eszter Hargittai


Eszter Hargittai is Delaney Family Professor in the Communication Studies Department and Faculty Associate of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University where she heads the Web Use Project. She is also Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society where she spent the 2008-09 academic year in residence. In 2006-07, she was a Fellow at Stanford's Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Princeton University (2003) where she was a Wilson Scholar.




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Journal article

23 Sep 2010

Using unique data about how a diverse group of young adults looks for and evaluates Web content, this paper makes contributions to existing literature by highlighting factors beyond site features in how users assess credibility.

Little of the work on online credibility assessment has...

Journal article

1 Apr 2002

Much of the existing literature on the digital divide - the differences between the "haves" and "have nots" regarding access to the Internet - limits its scope to a binary classification of technology use by only considering whether someone does or does not use the...

Working paper

1 Feb 2001

We contend that as Internet penetration increases, students of inequality of access to the new information technologies should shift their attention from the “digital divide” --- inequality between “haves” and “have-nots” differentiated by dichotomous measures of access to or use of the new technologies ---...

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