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[Nettime-bold] Women and the Web: Volunteers sought for a study

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Christine Marton, candidate au doctorat à la faculté des études de
l'information de l'Université de Toronto, recherche des participantes pour
son étude sur l'utilisation d'Internet par des femmes. Les femmes de tout
âge et de tous les milieux, qui travaillent dans le domaine de la
technologie de l'information (c.-à-d. conceptrice de site Web,
programmatrice ou administratrice/gestionnaire) sont invitées à participer
à cette étude sur l'utilisation du Web reliée au travail qui durera 2
semaines. Cette étude est basée sur une étude antérieure portant sur la
manière dont les travailleurs du savoir utilisent le Web pour rechercher
de l'information externe (c.-à-d. de l'information sur les développements
liées au domaine de la TI et de l'information sur les concurrents) dans le
cadre de leur travail quotidien. Parce que la population sur laquelle a
porté cette étude était principalement composée d'hommes, il est
intéressant de voir si les femmes du secteur de la TI utilisent Internet
de façon analogue ou différente, particulièrement en raison de
l'augmentation rapide du nombre de femmes dans le secteur des TI. Pour le
moment, on a recruté des participantes provenant de sociétés et
d'établissements très divers, liés à la TI, y compris plusieurs de Bell
Canada et de Hummingbird Communications.

Pour en savoir plus ou pour participer à cette étude, visitez le site Web
suivant : 

Invitation to participate in a Study on the use of the Web by Women in IT 

July - December, 2000

Women of all ages and backgrounds working in Information Technology professions 
(i.e. website designer, programmer or administrator/manager) are invited to 
participate in a 2-week long study on work-related use of the Web. Experience 
using the Internet and World Wide Web is required.  

This study is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of 
Canada. It represents a continuation of a previous study on how knowledge 
workers use the Web to seek external information (i.e. information about 
developments in the IT field and information about competitors) as part of 
their daily work (Choo, Detlor and Turnbull, 1998, 1999). Because the study 
population was primarily male, it is of interest to investigate whether women 
in the IT sector have similar or dissimilar patterns of Web use, particularly 
as the number of women in the IT sector grows rapidly.  

Data collection
Your involvement entails
- completing a questionnaire (30 minutes)
- participating in a one-on-one interview with the researcher (which will be 
audiotaped), (1.5-2 hours) and

the collection of Web tracker logs of your use of the Web at work to seek 
external information pertaining to the IT sector, as well as Web browser 
bookmark and history files. A note about the Web Tracker The WebTracker 
software is installed on your PC at work and tracks your Web movements (e.g. 
pressing Back, selecting Print from the File menu, clicking a hypertext link in 
a Web document) while you are using the Web browser.  The tracker works best 
with Netscape 4.7 (and other versions of Netscape) but will also work with 
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0. The Web Tracker would collect data for a 2 
week (10 working days) period. The Web Tracker can be turned OFF during a Web 
browsing session when you do not want the researcher to monitor some of your 
website visits. You also have the ability to edit the Web Tracker logs using a 
text editor like Notepad. In other words, you have control over what Web moves 
are captured by this software. Before you consent to its installation, please 
obtain permission from your employer.  

Confidentiality All data collected will remain confidential. Only aggregate 
data will be reported. This study has passed an ethics review conducted by the 
University of Toronto Office of Research Services.  

Contact Information
Christine Marton
Faculty of Information Studies
140 St. George Street
Toronto, On. M5S 3G6
Tel. (416) 699-0591

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