Dataset: An Investigation Into Technology Attitudes, 2000

Abstract

The primary objective of the study was to investigate differences in attitudes towards technology amongst students at computer related studies. A sample of 199 students were drawn from three information studies at the university level, Informatics, Information Science and Humanistic Informatics, and asked to participate in the study.  The inquiry concerned the following areas: Personal details, adaptability, self-esteem, work style, opinions about machines, understanding of computers, new technology based fear and stress, frequency of damaging mechanical and electrical devices, and family history as it relates to interactions with machines in early childhood. The data consists of two datasets: NSD1696-1 includes data from the first data collection, NSD1696-2 includes data from the second data collection.

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Variable Groups

Full Title

An Investigation Into Technology Attitudes, 2000

Identification Number

NSD1696

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Tollefsen, Kenneth Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen
Morgan, Konrad Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Tollefsen, Kenneth Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen UiB Principal Investigator

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2000 Kenneth Tollefsen, Department of Information Science and Media Studies, UiB

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data NSD

Version

Date: 2016-04-12

Notes

Original data from Kenneth Tollefsen, Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen are documented and prepared, first NSD-version.

Bibliographic Citation

"An Investigation Into Technology Attitudes, 2000". Data collected by Kenneth Tollefsen, Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen. 1st NSD edition, Bergen 2016.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
2000-04 2000-10

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
2000-04-13 2000-05-02
2000-10-13 2000-10-16

Country

Norway  (NO)

Geographic Coverage

Country

Geographic Unit

County

Unit of Analysis

Individual

Universe

Computer students in Norway.

Kind of Data

Survey data

Time Method

Cross-sectional survey

Data Collector

Tollefsen, Kenneth, Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen  (UiB)

Sampling Procedure

The sample was drawn by handing out questionnaires at lectures in three courses, following permission by the presiding lecturer.

Mode of Data Collection

Paper/pencil questionnaire

Location

Availability Status

Data from "An Investigation Into Technology Attitudes, 2000" are made available for research, teaching and students when ordered.

Extent of Collection

2 data files; different formats can be made.

Restrictions

Data from "An Investigation Into Technology Attitudes, 2000" are made available for research, teaching and students when ordered.

Citation Requirement

Users are obliged to refer to producer and distributor of the data by writing the following in forewords or footnotes in eventual publications:
“(Some of) the data applied in the analysis in this publication are based on "An Investigation Into Technology Attitudes, 2000". The data are provided by Kenneth Tollefsen, Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, and prepared and made available by the NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data. Neither Kenneth Tollefsen, Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen nor NSD are responsible for the analyses/interpretation of the data presented here.”

Deposit Requirement

Access to data is given on the condition that NSD gets a PDF-file of eventual reports that are written on the basis of the data. This to ensure best possible information of the use of data we distribute.

Conditions

The order form has to include name, institutional affiliation, project title, information about sources of financing and postal address. A declaration of secrecy has to be signed before delivery of data.

Disclaimer

Neither Kenneth Tollefsen, Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen nor NSD are responsible for the analyses/interpretation of the data presented here.

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